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Sponsors needed for new Crystal Lake Williams Street Fest in June

CRYSTAL LAKE – Raue Center for the Arts recently announced the first Williams Street Fest, which will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. June 4.Wi ...
NEW: April 29, 2016 - 11:42 pm

McHenry County deputy receives Lifesaving Award

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Mandernack didn’t expect to save a life when he started his shift on March 21.Members of th ...
NEW: April 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Make-A-Wish makes Crystal Lake 4-year-old's birthday party dreams come true

CRYSTAL LAKE – Julio Lara-Perez has never had a birthday party.This year, the 4-year-old Crystal Lake resident gets two.As part of the Make- ...
NEW: April 29, 2016 - 11:37 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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Environmental Defenders of McHenry County taking garage sale donations

CRYSTAL LAKE – In preparation for their spring garage sale, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be taking donations of gently ...
UPDATED: April 29, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Woodstock lawyer touts experience in McHenry County State's Attorney race

Woodstock-based attorney Jim Harrison says his "vast and wide" experience is what sets he and his opponent apart in the race for McHenry Cou ...
April 29, 2016 - 5:34 pm

Crystal Lake police reports for Friday, April 29, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
UPDATED: April 29, 2016 - 11:44 pm

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's Indian Prairie Elementary School celebrates 25 years with open house

CRYSTAL LAKE – Indian Prairie Elementary School is inviting the community to an upcoming open house event to celebrate 25 years of serving C ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:49 pm

McHenry County middle-schoolers test knowledge in scholastic bowl (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paying attention in class during lessons about an ancient civilization paid off for Jake Hartman and his scholastic bowl team ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:03 am

Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in Wonder Lake woman's death

WOODSTOCK – A 23-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a suspected morphine overdose deat ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:30 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&

 

Free Healthy Kids Day at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake

FREE – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, Sage YMCA, 701 Manor Road, Crystal LakeSage YMCA hosting a Healthy Kids Day featuring inflatable ...
April 28, 2016 - 12:52 pm

Robbie Gold at Lakeside Arts Park's The Listening Room in Crystal Lake

8 p.m. Friday, April 29, The Listening Room at Lakeside Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal LakeAn acoustic-pop singer/songwriter base ...
April 28, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Bob Blazier Run for the Arts benefits Raue Center in Crystal Lake

8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal LakeThe 19th annual Bob Blazier Run for the Arts 5K and 1-mile r ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:50 pm

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

 

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Supercell thunderstorm drops golf-ball sized hail on Wauconda

WAUCONDA – Hail as large as a golf ball fell in Wauconda during a storm that swept through northern Illinois earlier this week, the National ...
April 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm

From the Editor's Desk: More frustrations with McHenry County roads

Wednesday’s column shared feedback of readers who were critical of my Tuesday column on frustrating driving experiences in McHenry County. ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:10 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Move over Batmobile: Crystal Lake man bringing Batboat to Bob Blazier Run

When owning a Batmobile became unlikely, Glenn Chelius of Crystal Lake set his sights on a Batboat. A fan of the the 1960s “Batman” televis ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:37 am

Review: Williams Street Repertory brings life to ‘Death of a Salesman’

Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” arguably is considered the greatest American play of the 20th century. Willy Loman’s epic struggle to ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:32 am

McHenry County movie theaters showing Prince's 'Purple Rain'

At least two McHenry County theaters are showing Prince’s “Purple Rain,” the 1984 quasi-autobiographical rock musical that became a cult cla ...
April 28, 2016 - 8:21 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

 

Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake will host Healthy Kids Day event Saturday

CRYSTAL LAKE – As part of the YMCA's national Healthy Kids Day, Sage YMCA will host an event Saturday packed with activities and educational ...
April 28, 2016 - 8:46 am

Route 14 in Crystal Lake reopens after gas line reportedly hit

CRYSTAL LAKE – Route 14 between Woodstock Street and Crystal Lake Avenue has been reopened after a gas line was reportedly hit, dispatchers ...
April 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Letter: Franks a workhorse legislator

To the Editor:Our workhorse state legislator, Jack Franks, once again demonstrated why he is considered one of the best legislators in our n ...
April 27, 2016 - 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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McHenry County College students to host human trafficking awareness events

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Generation End It student organization will host two events Monday to raise awareness of human tra ...
April 26, 2016 - 11:44 pm

From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to 'road rage' column

I should have seen that coming. More than a dozen readers responded to my Tuesday column about frustrating driving experiences in McHenry C ...
April 27, 2016 - 6:49 am

McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 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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From the Editor's Desk: It's not road rage, just frustration

My 15-year-old son says I sometimes have road rage. Is it “have” road rage? “Experience”? “Participate in”? I don’t know, but whatever. I do ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

PHOTOS: Earth Day Celebration 2016 in Crystal Lake

Earth Day Celebration 2016 draws people to Prairieview Education Center on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Crystal Lake. The event included gui ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:02 am

David Sedaris coming to Raue Center in Crystal Lake: Tickets info & more

Tickets for David Sedaris, performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, will go on sale at noon April 26.Ti ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:56 pm

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Reader Poll

If the election were today, who would get your vote for State's Attorney?
Patrick Kenneally
James Harrison