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Fox Lake's 9th annual Venetian Night set for Aug. 6

FOX LAKE – Fox Lake will host the ninth annual Venetian Night on Aug. 9Inspired by Jimmy Buffet, this year’s theme is “It’s Five O’Clock Som ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Coroner IDs man killed in Fox Lake crash

FOX LAKE – A 60-year-old Spring Grove man driving a pickup truck was one of two people who died in a Fox Lake crash Saturday involving the p ...
July 19, 2016 - 12:57 am

2 people dead after fiery crash involving 3 motorcycles in Fox Lake, fire official says

FOX LAKE – Two people were killed in a crash involving three motorcycles and a pickup truck Saturday, fire officials said. Fox Lake Fire Pr ...
July 17, 2016 - 10:57 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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Liquor license fees can determine what businesses enter community, McHenry County officials, businesses say

It can cost up to $7,500 for a business to apply for a liquor license in Marengo. In Huntley, there is no liquor license application fee.The ...
July 11, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Judge increases bond for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies in 2014

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge increased the bond for a Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by deputies in 2014 after she allegedly ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Judge won't dismiss charges against Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow

WAUKEGAN – A Lake County judge Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss four charges against Melodie Gliniewicz, widow to disgraced Fox Lake Pol ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:35 pm

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

 

Purple Heart discovered in Fox Lake given to descendants of fallen World War II soldier

McHENRY – Darren Bohmann has a vague memory from his childhood of asking his father whether any of his relatives had fought in World War II. ...
June 12, 2016 - 8:53 am

ShopFresh Market opens in Woodstock at former Wisted's Supermarket location

WOODSTOCK – ShopFresh Market has opened its doors in the former Wisted’s Supermarket location in Woodstock. Owner Julia Muell said the store ...
June 3, 2016 - 11:02 pm

Renewed Illinois emissions testing causes hours-long backup in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A line of 150 vehicles snaked through a Crystal Lake parking lot Tuesday as some drivers waited for more than two hours for a ...
June 1, 2016 - 12:30 am

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&

 

Dog dies in Fox Lake fire, firefighters say

FOX LAKE – One of three dogs in a single-family home died after a structure fire in Fox Lake, a fire official said Monday night.The Fox Lake ...
May 31, 2016 - 12:00 am

Fox Lake man dies after Lakemoor-area motorcycle crash, police say

LAKEMOOR – A 67-year-old man involved in a motorcycle crash Thursday in the Lakemoor area has died, a Lakemoor police official said Friday.J ...
May 27, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Fox Lake man dies after Lakemoor-area motorcycle crash, police say

LAKEMOOR – A 67-year-old man involved in a motorcycle crash Thursday in the Lakemoor area has died, a Lakemoor police official said Friday. ...
May 27, 2016 - 12:58 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

 

Fox Lake Police Pension Board: Village can weigh in on Joe Gliniewicz's widow's request

FOX LAKE — The village will have a say in whether the board should award a pension to the widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, th ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:26 am

Fox Lake police warning residents after series of vehicle burglaries

FOX LAKE – Police are warning residents after a series of burglaries to motor vehicles over the past several weeks.Police said offenders hav ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:27 am

Fox Lake seeks entries for fire hydrant art exhibit

FOX LAKE – The village of Fox Lake is seeking artists who want to put their work on the streets.In an effort to promote art in the community ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $181,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $54,920

 

McHenry County SWAT team continues reach to outside police departments

WOODSTOCK – A group of police officer armed with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles jump out of the back of a towering Mine-Resistant Ambush Protec ...
May 17, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Lawyer for disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow seeks dismissal of charges

WAUKEGAN — A Lake County judge says he will rule next month on a motion to dismiss criminal charges against the widow a suburban Chicago pol ...
May 17, 2016 - 7:34 pm

1 transported after Fox Lake-area crash

FOX LAKE – A Route 173 crash sent at least one person to the hospital, according to the Fox Lake Police Department and Spring Grove fire off ...
May 11, 2016 - 1:04 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's Anne Marrin honored with Illinois award for Joe Gliniewicz investigation

FOX LAKE – Fox Lake Village Administrator Anne Marrin's efforts to root out corruption in the village's police department and her composure ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:49 pm

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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