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McHenry County People in Need Forum coming up at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County residents are invited to register to become better informed of resources and support for themselves and others ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:19 am

Crystal Lake students attend President Donald Trump’s inauguration

While many were watching the presidential inauguration on their TVs, Nichole Kiddy and Alex Harris, eighth-graders at Hannah Beardsley Middl ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:01 am

McHenry County College offering Animal CPR, First Aid class for future veterinarians

CRYSTAL LAKE – Those interested in becoming pet-care professionals might be interested in taking McHenry County College’s Animal CPR, First ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:58 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 Rib House, On Target Range team up for inauguration party

CRYSTAL LAKE – A local barbecue restaurant and a neighboring gun range are teaming up to throw a party celebrating Friday’s inauguration.Bil ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am

McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.That might seem like a ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am

Letter: Oozing megalomania bilge

To the Editor:The Russians have a proverb that says, “when probing with a bayonet ... stop (only) when you hit steel.” So far, it seems they ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:30 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

 

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.Number ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am

Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am

Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 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&

 

Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces prison after admitting to assault, burglary

WOODSTOCK – A man shot by police in 2015 after prosecutors said he lunged at a Crystal Lake officer faces prison time after he admitted to a ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:20 am

Mariano's announces plan for new store at Sears site in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Goodbye, Sears; hello, Mariano’s.City leaders announced Tuesday afternoon that the Chicago-area specialty grocer chain will b ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:19 am

Crystal Lake couple bought $2.25 million Lotto ticket in Cary

CRYSTAL LAKE – Lottery officials Tuesday announced that a Crystal Lake couple won a $2,250,000 Lotto jackpot prize when their ticket matched ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:22 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

 

Religious leaders, community members celebrate MLK Day at Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, racism still is an issue today.However, FaithBridg ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign brings in more than $230K

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Salvation Army of McHenry County recently announced that its Red Kettle Campaign surpassed its $200,000 goal, despite a $ ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Crystal Lake City Council to recognize Prairie Ridge football champions

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state champion Prairie Ridge High School football team will be recognized Tuesday evening by the City Council.The Wolves ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:57 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

McHenry County College ranked as 6th most affordable online college in nation

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has been ranked as one of the most affordable online colleges in the nation, according to SR Education ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:37 am

Wisconsin-style supper club coming to Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Dave Perlick, the executive chef at Montarra Grill in Algonquin, is planning to open a new restaurant in Crystal Lake within ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:12 am

Retired Crystal Lake District 47 teacher completes Antarctica expedition

CRYSTAL LAKE – Retired educator Betty Trummel may have returned home from a three-week science and leadership expedition to Antarctica, but ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:00 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

 

Crystal Lake School District 47 students to see Trump's inauguration in person

CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 educators and eighth-grade students will witness the 45th presidential inauguration next week.About 160 students ...
Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am

Letter: What a treasure

To the Editor:What a treasure we have right here in Crystal Lake: Fair Oaks Rehab Center! Three weeks ago, I had knee revision at Mayo Clini ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:30 am

Letter: Disappointed in board's decision

To the Editor:I’m disappointed in the new McHenry County Board’s decision to remove Dr. Paula Yensen from her position as chairman of the Pu ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 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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Heartland Blood Centers reports immediate critical blood shortage

Heartland Blood Centers representatives said the center is in critical need of several blood types to meet the demands of hospitals in north ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:10 am

Crystal Lake Public Works employee flown to hospital after being hit by SUV

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake Public Works Department employee was flown to an area hospital Friday morning after he was struck by an SUV, p ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:09 am

McHenry County College seeking nominations for 2017 Alumni Award

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is asking for nominations for the 2017 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award.The aw ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:58 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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Crystal Lake-based Horizons for the Blind provides products, jobs for visually impaired

CRYSTAL LAKE – At Horizons for the Blind in Crystal Lake, Executive Director Camille Caffarelli wants to make sure everyone is on a level pl ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:43 am

Letter: Unethical library campaign

To the Editor:I objected to the Crystal Lake Library referendum on the facts. But I objected even more to the grossly unethical campaign wag ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:30 am

Letter: Man's inhumanity to man

To the Editor:I was appalled and sickened by what I read about the torture of a Crystal Lake teenager. I am not racist. There is a differenc ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:30 am

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