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Crystal Lake Library having free movie showings, children storytimes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Movies, story times and hands-on science programs are some of the programs being offered this month at the Crystal Lake Publi ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:29 am

Crystal Park District offers wagon rides through Sterne's Woods

CRYSTAL LAKE – Wagon rides through Sterne's Woods followed by an evening around a campfire can be arranged through the Crystal Lake Park Dis ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:31 am

Library card campaign to start in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library is focusing on getting residents signed up for library cards this month.Residents who get or ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:18 am

Age

Under 5 Years 2936
5 to 9 Years 3041
10 to 14 Years 3384
15 to 19 Years 3635
20 to 24 Years 1960
25 to 34 Years 5304
35 to 44 Years 5943
45 to 54 Years 6425
55 to 59 Years 2394
60 to 64 Years 1653
65 to 74 Years 2255
75 to 84 Years 1299
85 Years and Over 638
Median Age (in years) 35.2

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Ancestry

American 1,749 3.9%
Arab 75 0.2%
Czech 538 1.2%
Danish 354 0.8%
Dutch 611 1.3%
English 3,078 6.8%
French (except Basque) 1,057 2.3%
French Canadian 112 0.2%
German 12,235 27.0%
Greek 285 0.6%
Hungarian 230 0.5%
Irish 7,766 17.1%
Italian 4,837 10.7%
Lithuanian 464 1.0%
Norwegian 1,363 3.0%
Polish 5,874 13.0%
Portuguese 120 0.3%
Russian 720 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 533 1.2%
Scottish 646 1.4%
Slovak 88 0.2%
Subsaharan Africa 265 0.6%
Swedish 1,740 3.8%
Swiss 117 0.3%
Ukrainian 198 0.4%
Welsh 235 0.5%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 44 0.1%

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Crystal Lake police investigating possible stabbing in Coventry subdivision (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police are investigating a physical altercation – possibly a stabbing or slashing – that injured two males in a ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:28 am

CASA of McHenry County fundraiser in Lakewood to feature broomstick horse races

CRYSTAL LAKE – Court Appointed Special Advocates of McHenry County will host the sixth annual CASA Cup: A Night at the Races fundraiser Oct. ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:35 am

McHenry County Green Drinks event scheduled for Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – The owner of a Crystal Lake business will provide insight about energy-sustaining business practices during an upcoming McHen ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:34 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 890 3.4%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 1,022 3.9%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 5,396 20.8%
Some College, No Degree 6,379 24.6%
Associates Degree 1,872 7.2%
Bachelor's Degree 6,928 26.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,424 13.2%
Population 25 years and Over 25,911
High School Graduate or Higher 92.62%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 39.95%

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Gender

Male 20,249 49.55%
Female 20,618 50.45%
Total Population 40,867

 

Crystal Lake girl, 6, needs bone marrow transplant

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Sophia Trujillo just wants to twirl.She’s danced in “The Nutcracker” and spent three years learning ballet at Ju ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:27 am

Flopperball brings a dose of football, soccer to McHenry County (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – With only their legs exposed, four teenagers outside Crystal Lake West Elementary earlier this summer strapped into inflatabl ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:38 am

Global bank Citi hires Crystal Lake Central High School graduate

CRYSTAL LAKE – International financial services corporation Citi recently hired a Crystal Lake Central High School graduate as Managing Dire ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Type

Total Households 14,178
Family Households 10,276 72.47&
with own children under 18 years 5,847 41.23&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 14,178
Owner-Occupied 10,936 77.13%
Renter Occupied 3,242 22.86&

 

Crystal Lake Park District releases brochure of fall programs

CRYSTAL LAKE – The fall brochure including all Crystal Lake Park District’s fall programs and events has been mailed out to residents.The br ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am

McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other d ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am

Historian to discuss Chicago mob at McHenry County College

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host Barry Bradford, nationally recognized speaker and award-winning historian, who will present ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:24 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1128

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 8,566
Median (dollars) $1996
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 2,370
Median (dollars) $686

 

Oakwood Hills Marine veteran remembered as vibrant leader

OAKWOOD HILLS – Lance Cpl. Jason Dahlmann was a vibrant old soul and a humble Marine veteran, friends and family members mourning his unexpe ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Woodstock bird tests positive for West Nile virus, McHenry County's first this year

WOODSTOCK – The first bird testing positive for West Nile virus in McHenry County this year was collected in Woodstock, according to a news ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:31 pm

McHenry County College seeks president to stay long term, focus on student success

CRYSTAL LAKE – The overriding emphasis on picking the next leader of McHenry County College is finding someone who will help the college mee ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Crystal Lake school bus carrying 42 students rear-ended (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of Hannah Beardsley Middle School students started their second day of school with a jolt Thursday when their school ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:40 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers programs for home-schoolers

CRYSTAL LAKE – An upcoming expo designed for parents who home-school is one of several programs offered by the Crystal Lake Park District de ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:09 am

Demand steady at McHenry County food pantries despite rebounding economy

JOHNSBURG – The third Tuesday of each month at FISH of McHenry Food Pantry resembles career day.For two hours, people filter in wearing unif ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:07 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 0 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 2,514 16.22%
Construction 904 5.83%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 4,307 27.79%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,549 9.99%
Information 547 3.53%
Manufacturing 2,983 19.24%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 803 5.18%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 2,290 14.77%
Public Administration 432 2.79%
Retail Trade 2,406 15.52%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 1,071 6.91%
Wholesale Trade 1,082 6.98%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 20,888

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Land

Area (in square miles) 18.35
Density (in square feet) 2,227.08

 

MCC to offer seminars for financial professionals

CRYSTAL LAKE – Seminars for accountants, tax preparers and financial planners will be offered this fall. The series will be from 6 to 7:30 p ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:33 am

McHenry County College offers introductory courses to 7 languages this fall

CRYSTAL LAKE – Classes in seven different languages will be offered this fall at McHenry County College.The following classes are available ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:42 am

Crystal Lake police crack down on drunken drivers ahead of Labor Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police will crack down on drunken driving by increasing patrols and enforcement through Labor Day.Police will co ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeny
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,901
Cuban 77
Mexican 3,715
Other Hispanic or Latino 582
Puerto Rican 527
Total Population 4,901
Not Hispanic or Latino 35,966
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 6
Asian Alone 877
Black or African American Alone 785
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 48
Two or More Races 500
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 28
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 472
White Alone 33,750
Total Population 40,867

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Crystal Lake Park District OKs watershed study for Sterne's Woods

CRYSTAL LAKE – The changing watershed of Sterne’s Woods and Fens has made some places wetter than they historically would be while drying ou ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Bittersweet Trail in Crystal Lake reopens after natural gas leak closure

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bittersweet Trail in Crystal Lake reopened about 7:30 p.m. Monday after being closed because of a natural gas leak, according ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:58 pm

Bus tour to cover history of Crystal Lake Park District sites

CRYSTAL LAKE – A bus tour will traverse the colorful history of the various parks and facilities associated with the Crystal Lake Park Distr ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:28 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Elementary Schools Prairie Grove Community School Dist. 46
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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New partnership aims to increase psychiatric care in McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Psychiatric care will be more readily available to McHenry County residents under a partnership formed this summer between th ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:14 am

Crystal Lake tackles customer service, tries to change perception

CRYSTAL LAKE – The perception that the city of Crystal Lake is difficult to work with has persisted despite a focus on improving customer se ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:13 am

Video: Crystal Lake Marine Sgt. Patrick Adams returns home

In this short video from Saturday, Crystal Lake Marine Sgt. Patrick Adams returns home after a 7-month deployment aboard the USS Iwo Jima. ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

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