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With high obesity rates in field, McHenry County police, firefighters strive for fitness

WOODSTOCK – Chief Ralph Webster has one word for the men and women at his fire department."You want to work for me, you've got to work out," ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Crystal Lake South High School bleachers: Zoning hearing for District 155 rescheduled

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will not before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission next ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:18 pm

McHenry County-area police plan extra enforcement for Super Bowl weekend

Parties and gatherings are a big part of Super Bowl weekend and police departments across the county will be out patrolling in hopes of dete ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:21 pm

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 self-storage facility receives lukewarm thumbs up from council

CRYSTAL LAKE – A self-storage business looking to move into a vacant building on Virginia Road will have to do so without the extra signs it ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:54 pm

McHenry County church groups help fill religion gap for young adults

Inside the basement of Dirk Vause's Crystal Lake house, a group of young adults gather sit on the couches and chairs in a semicircles. Some ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm

No children on school buses involved in Crystal Lake crash

CRYSTAL LAKE – An crash involving two school buses caused only minor injuries, a fire official said. No children were on the buses when one ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:08 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 police reports for Jan. 29, 2015

• Gonzalo S. Espinoza, 25, 7408 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday, Dec. 18, with aggravated domestic battery by strangling, a ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Police: Crystal Lake pedestrian hit by car in stable condition

CRYSTAL LAKE — The woman injured Thursday after a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Crystal Lake is said to be in stable condition, police said. A ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:10 pm

McHenry County's unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in December, down from 7.5 percent in December 2013, according to prel ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:56 pm

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&

 

Illinois Supreme Court takes on Crystal Lake South bleachers case

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case between the city of Crystal Lake and Community High School District 15 ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Economist tells LITH crowd not to focus on oil prices

LAKE IN THE HILLS – While lower oil prices mean its cheaper for Americans to fill up at the gas pump, the price drop won't change the fundam ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

Driver cited after five-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, police say

CRYSTAL LAKE – A chain-reaction collision Wednesday in Crystal Lake involved a total of five cars and six people, but none were seriously in ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 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

 

Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meeti ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

When cold weather hits, McHenry County-area blood banks see donations freeze

The school cancellations and messy road conditions that followed the subfreezing temperatures earlier this month continue to have ramificati ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:38 am

2012 Crystal Lake South grad dies after hit-and-run at Illinois State University, coroner says

Ben Allison, a 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, died Tuesday morning after being involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:37 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

In McHenry County and beyond, more women becoming gun owners

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four ladies watched, their unloaded handguns on the tables in front of them, as instructor Susan Parker went over the fundame ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:16 am

Which Wich plans to open in Crystal Lake in February

CRYSTAL LAKE – Which Wich Superior Sandwiches plans to open in Crystal Lake in late February, city officials and franchise owners said. Fran ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Guilty plea entered in Crystal Lake man's sex abuse case

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man set to stand trial Monday instead pleaded guilty to a sex charge against him. Michael Aaron Petersen, 37, pl ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm

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

 

Crystal Lake South grad, 20, hit by car at Illinois State University remains on life support

A 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School remains on life support as of Tuesday morning after being struck by a car Saturday at Illi ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:55 am

Lavin named among top family lawyers in Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake family law attorney Karen M. Lavin, of the Law Offices of KML Associates PC, was named as one of the top 100 fam ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am

Baxter & Woodman subsidiary expands

CRYSTAL LAKE – Professional engineer Wesley Franklin has joined B&W Control Systems Integration, a subsidiary of Crystal Lake-based Baxter & ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am

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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Music Makers for Life Inc. cuts ribbon after remodel in Crystal Lake

Music Makers for Life Inc., 7105 Virginia Road, Suite 5B, Crystal Lake, recently celebrated its remodeling with a Crystal Lake Chamber of Co ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am

Stewart: McDonald’s discrimination lawsuit a reminder of labor law liability

In July 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel determined that McDonald’s USA LLC is a joint employer that could be held ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:00 am

McHenry County Health Dept. to offer free prostate cancer screenings

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February.The prostate specific antigen b ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm

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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Students compete in FIRST Tech Challenge robotics event in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Inside the Lundahl Middle School gym Saturday, a different type of competition unfolded on the hardwood.The typical scene inv ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:42 pm

MCC trustees split between no tuition increase, lowered increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – The tuition McHenry County College students pay next semester may be higher but perhaps not as high as staff originally recom ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 9:27 am

Crystal Lake man charged with dealing cocaine at area bars, taverns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man was charged Friday with peddling cocaine at bars and taverns in the Crystal Lake area, police said.Jason L ...
Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:26 pm

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