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Crystal Lake City Council candidates focused on city's economic development

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bringing more businesses to Crystal Lake continues to be the main point of discussion for City Council candidates.Five candid ...
March 29, 2017 - 9:50 am

District 155 board candidate who says Twitter account was hacked leaves slate

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Community High School District 155 Board candidate who said his Twitter account was hacked after embarrassing content sur ...
March 29, 2017 - 12:03 am

MCC program to offer STEM summer camp for kids, teens

CRYSTAL LAKE – This summer’s McHenry County College Kids and College program will include a full-day STEM (science, technology, engineering ...
March 28, 2017 - 12:10 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 RadioShack among 200 closing in country

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 200 RadioShack stores are closing, including the one in Crystal Lake. On Monday, signs on the windows of the RadioS ...
March 28, 2017 - 12:02 am

D-155 school board candidate says profane tweets came from hacked account

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man running for a seat on the Community High School District 155 Board said his Twitter account was hacked aft ...
March 27, 2017 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County College to offer class on the Bible

CRYSTAL LAKE – Residents can learn more about stories from the Bible with a new class at McHenry County College.MCC’s Continuing Education D ...
March 26, 2017 - 5:08 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

 

Agriculture day teaches Lundahl Middle School students about the importance of farming

CRYSTAL LAKE – Seventh-grade students Will Hough and Alyssa Zagroba said they didn’t know a lot about farming before Friday.“Now I know how ...
March 26, 2017 - 12:23 am

Authorities investigating Oakwood Hills domestic incident where woman was allegedly shot in the arm

OAKWOOD HILLS – Authorities are investigating a domestic incident that occurred overnight Saturday which resulted in a woman allegedly being ...
March 26, 2017 - 12:18 am

MCC's nursing, EMT students work together on simulated emergencies

CRYSTAL LAKE – Emergency medical technician students at McHenry County College found a man complaining of back pain on Saturday. While they ...
March 26, 2017 - 12:19 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&

 

Lake in the Hills fires village administrator, hires assistant village administrator to fill the spot

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Village Board has fired one village administrator and hired another. Doug Petroshius, who was plac ...
March 24, 2017 - 11:56 pm

Crystal Lake lawyer pleads not guilty to gun, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake lawyer formally denied drunken driving and gun charges based on allegations that he drove under the influence of ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:54 am

Stakes high in Crystal Lake-based District 155 school board race

CRYSTAL LAKE – A slate of three union-backed candidates running for spots on the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:38 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

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to lay off teachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Declining enrollment in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 has prompted the district to lay off or reduce ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:47 am

Crystal Lake police cite 29, arrest 1 during St. Patrick's Day crackdown

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police stopped 36 vehicles for a variety of traffic violations during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend as part of a crackdown. T ...
March 22, 2017 - 12:27 am

McHenry County College trustee candidates talk layoffs, budget concerns at forum

CRYSTAL LAKE – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County hosted a forum for McHenry County College Board of Trustees candidates on Tuesda ...
March 22, 2017 - 12:23 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

League of Women Voters to host forum for McHenry County College Board of Trustees candidates

CRYSTAL LAKE – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County will be hosting a forum for McHenry County College Board of Trustees candidates. ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:49 am

Illinois teachers' pension spiking continues despite $130 billion deficit

With an unfunded Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System liability estimated at $71.4 billion, taxpayers might think school boards across the s ...
March 21, 2017 - 1:33 pm

GiGi's Playhouse education center in McHenry celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

McHENRY – For Crystal Lake resident Allison Mueller, Tuesday marks an important day. Tuesday is World Down Syndrome Day. Mueller said she fo ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:27 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

 

Cary restaurant plans second location in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Cary restaurant is looking to open a second location along Route 14 in Crystal Lake.Breaking Bread Catering and Deli is ask ...
March 20, 2017 - 1:24 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 Education Association hosting 'Meet the Candidates Night'

CRYSTAL LAKE – The District 155 Education Association, an employee union, is inviting the public to attend a “Meet the Candidates Night” on ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:30 pm

Metra to begin second round of railcar rehabilitation

CRYSTAL LAKE – Metra has begun its next round of railcar rehab after completing rehabilitation on its first 176.The first round of the rehab ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:29 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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McHenry County families gather for fort-building contest in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – It started with a rhyme and snowballed from there.Crystal Lake Park District hosted its first – and hopefully annual – Forts on ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:27 pm

McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Crystal Lake police plan DUI enforcement for St. Patrick's Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police are encouraging people to drive sober this St. Patrick’s Day with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” in ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:24 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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MCC, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County partner to offer outdoor classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is partnering with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to offer several outdoor ecology classes thi ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:29 am

3 McHenry County students named National Geographic State Bee semifinalists

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two students from Crystal Lake and one from Richmond will compete in the 2017 Illinois National Geographic State Bee at the e ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:29 am

Officials mum on Huntley church pastor child pornography investigation

CRYSTAL LAKE – Nearly a month after police raided the home of a Huntley church leader as part of a child pornography investigation, no arres ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:25 am

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