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Fox Lake to host zombie-themed Venetian Night at Pistakee Lake

FOX LAKE – The heart of the Chain O’ Lakes will soon be overrun by the undead.The eighth annual Venetian Night, themed “A Zombie Apocalypse ...
July 26, 2015 - 12:08 am

Debris advisory, no-wake status issued for Fox River

An advisory warning of debris along the Fox River continued into Tuesday as the Fox Waterway Agency also issued a no-wake status for two sec ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:26 am

Single-vehicle crash in Fox Lake sends one to hospital

FOX LAKE – A man was taken to the hospital after hitting a sign off Route 12 in Fox Lake, a fire official said. The Fox Lake Fire Protection ...
July 21, 2015 - 11:18 am

Age

Under 5 Years 725
5 to 9 Years 532
10 to 14 Years 604
15 to 19 Years 670
20 to 24 Years 586
25 to 34 Years 1468
35 to 44 Years 1654
45 to 54 Years 1675
55 to 59 Years 739
60 to 64 Years 598
65 to 74 Years 839
75 to 84 Years 477
85 Years and Over 201
Median Age (in years) 39.7

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Ancestry

American 209 1.7%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 134 1.1%
Danish 119 1.0%
Dutch 132 1.1%
English 475 3.9%
French (except Basque) 223 1.8%
French Canadian 109 0.9%
German 3,295 27.2%
Greek 118 1.0%
Hungarian 111 0.9%
Irish 2,080 17.2%
Italian 1,251 10.3%
Lithuanian 70 0.6%
Norwegian 238 2.0%
Polish 2,412 19.9%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 94 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 168 1.4%
Scottish 232 1.9%
Slovak 12 0.1%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 444 3.7%
Swiss 35 0.3%
Ukrainian 91 0.8%
Welsh 41 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Forum in Fox Lake to focus on crime victims' rights, Marsy's Law

FOX LAKE – An upcoming public forum will help victims of crimes understand their rights when they step foot into a courtroom.Hosted by Mothe ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Veterans bond at Crystal Lake fishing derby at Three Oaks (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Joe Crocco lost his vision, he feared he also lost the ability to do what earned him his nickname, “Joe Fish.” But Crocc ...
June 17, 2015 - 2:49 am

Parents of toddler discovered walking alone in Fox Lake found

FOX LAKE – The parents of a 2- to 4-year-old girl found walking alone Thursday on Route 59 outside the Fox Lake Police Department have been ...
June 5, 2015 - 12:18 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 250 3.3%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 462 6.0%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 2,581 33.7%
Some College, No Degree 2,502 32.7%
Associates Degree 556 7.3%
Bachelor's Degree 985 12.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 315 4.1%
Population 25 years and Over 7,651
High School Graduate or Higher 90.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 16.99%

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Gender

Male 5,207 48.36%
Female 5,561 51.64%
Total Population 10,768

 

Guest house heavily damaged after fire in unincorporated Richmond, firefighters say

RICHMOND – A structure fire early Thursday morning in Richmond resulted in a partially collapsed roof and estimated damage worth more than $ ...
June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am

McHenry County officers stake out Dunkin Donuts for Cop on a Rooftop (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kimberley Shipbaugh didn't mean to startle a stranger when she yelled “good morning” to him from the roof of the Crystal Lake ...
May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Driver from fatal Volo crash identified as 23-year-old Lakemoor man

VOLO – Lakemoor police have identified the man killed in an early morning crash in Volo as 23-year-old Lakemoor resident Fernando Suarez III ...
May 29, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Household Type

Total Households 4,464
Family Households 2,712 60.75%
with own children under 18 years 1,245 27.88&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 4,464
Owner-Occupied 3,183 71.30%
Renter Occupied 1,281 28.69&

 

Former Crystal Lake man writes book about history of Fox Chain O'Lakes

LAKE COUNTY – The past 27 years of Dave Lester’s life have revolved around summer, anxiously awaiting boating season and play time on the Fo ...
May 28, 2015 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County cops to take to Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for charity

Police officers from departments across McHenry County will take to the rooftops of local Dunkin’ Donuts starting at 5 a.m. Friday to raise ...
May 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Fire contained to Fox Lake garage, firefighter says

FOX LAKE – Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire in a Fox Lake garage Saturday afternoon, a fire official said.The Fox Lake Fi ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $868

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 2,496
Median (dollars) $1697
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 687
Median (dollars) $647

 

McHenry County, military surplus and police militarization: A tale of two MRAPs

McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Ellis and the rest of his SWAT team were on edge as they surrounded the Holiday Hills home of Scott Peter ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:53 am

McHenry County military surplus, general equipment acquired through 1033 Program

The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm

McHenry County military surplus, tactical equipment acquired through 1033 Program

The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $181,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $54,920

 

McHenry County coroner ID’s Burbank man pulled from Pistakee Lake

FOX LAKE – Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 58-year-old Burbank man who was pulled unconscious from a channel located off Pistak ...
May 13, 2015 - 12:31 am

3 children evacuated from fire at Fox Lake home

FOX LAKE – Two little girls and their teenage sister were alerted to a fire at their Fox Lake home Friday morning when a Fox Lake battalion ...
May 8, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Lake County deputies use naloxone in apparent Fox Lake heroin overdose

FOX LAKE – A man found unconscious in a Fox Lake motel room was given naloxone by a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy to combat an apparen ...
May 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 16 0.10%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 495 3.19%
Construction 432 2.79%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 906 5.84%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 366 2.36%
Information 146 0.94%
Manufacturing 837 5.40%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 123 0.79%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 569 3.67%
Public Administration 158 1.02%
Retail Trade 717 4.63%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 199 1.28%
Wholesale Trade 327 2.11%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 5,291

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.12
Density (in square feet) 1,326.11

 

Fox Lake dispatch center earns license for providing pre-arrival medical advice

FOX LAKE – The dispatch center that serves the village of Fox Lake and five other Lake County agencies can now provide medical advice to 911 ...
May 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm

One injured in Fox Lake crash

FOX LAKE – Fox Lake firefighters took one person to an area hospital after a crash Tuesday morning that closed part of Route 12.Battalion Ch ...
May 5, 2015 - 8:42 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Brad Schneider
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,120
Cuban 0
Mexican 688
Other Hispanic or Latino 155
Puerto Rican 277
Total Population 1,120
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,648
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 35
Asian Alone 364
Black or African American Alone 150
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 73
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 73
White Alone 9,026
Total Population 10,768

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Schools

Elementary Schools Fox Lake Grade School Dist. 114
Secondary Schools Grant Community High School Dist. 124
Secondary Schools Richmond-Burton Community High School Dist. 157

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