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Hearing set for village petition on Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's pension

FOX LAKE – The Fox Lake Police Pension Board on Monday scheduled a hearing on the village's request to have a say in whether the board shoul ...
April 19, 2016 - 12:10 am

Democrats tap candidate for 32nd Senate District

Democrats picked a challenger Sunday to face Republican incumbent Pamela Althoff for the 32nd Senate District.The nominee is Melissa Coyne o ...
April 18, 2016 - 12:26 am

Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow applies for his police pension

FOX LAKE – The widow of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz has applied to receive her husband's pension, leaving the village's ...
April 15, 2016 - 12:10 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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Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

The widow of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz pleaded not guilty Wednesday to additional misuse of charitable funds and consp ...
April 7, 2016 - 12:42 am

ShopFresh grocery store taking over Wisted's Supermarket in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A new grocery store is coming to Woodstock in the former Piggly Wiggly-owned Wisted’s Supermarket, which had been closed for les ...
April 6, 2016 - 12:37 am

Crystal Lake will see video gambling if compromise ordinance passes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council could reverse its ban on video gambling under a compromise proposal offered by local businesses that want th ...
April 2, 2016 - 11:23 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

As FBI, Apple battle over iPhone encryption, McHenry County police say cellphones unavoidable in investigations

FOX LAKE – When investigators needed to get into Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz’s password-protected cellphone after his Sept. 1 shoo ...
April 2, 2016 - 11:23 pm

Active shooter drill scheduled at Spring Grove Elementary School

SPRING GROVE – Residents might notice a flurry of emergency personnel outside Spring Grove Elementary School on Sunday.The Spring Grove Fire ...
March 28, 2016 - 4:51 pm

2 Fox Lake men sue village, say they were targets in Joe Gliniewicz investigation

FOX LAKE – Two Fox Lake men have filed a lawsuit claiming they were targeted as suspects in the death of police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, which wa ...
March 22, 2016 - 12:03 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&

Illinois, FEMA to study Nippersink Creek near Spring Grove, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake

SPRING GROVE – Residents shouldn't be alarmed if they see people in orange jumpsuits moving meticulously along Nippersink Creek for the next ...
March 21, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Fox Lake voters say no to sales tax, yes to joining fire district

FOX LAKE —Voters in Fox Lake's two referendums were in favor of incorporating the village into the Fox Lake Fire Protection District but aga ...
March 16, 2016 - 8:07 am

Big Daddy Dog and Creamery food truck returning to Fox Lake park for summer

FOX LAKE – The village of Fox Lake will allow a vendor to sell hot dogs and other items out of a food truck at Lakefront Park this summer af ...
March 15, 2016 - 12:23 am

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

Disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow faces conspiracy charge

Melodie Gliniewicz was charged Wednesday with conspiracy on top of multiple criminal charges she already faces related to the alleged misuse ...
March 10, 2016 - 12:33 am

Some McHenry County agencies returning military surplus vehicles amid increased scrutiny

Several local governments that got vehicles under the previous McHenry County Sheriff’s administration through a controversial military surp ...
March 4, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Crash causes diesel spill partially closing Route 12 in Fox Lake for 11 hours

FOX LAKE – Route 12 in Fox Lake was partially closed for nearly 11 hours after a crash Thursday afternoon that spilled more than 20 gallons ...
March 4, 2016 - 4:32 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $181,700

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $54,920

Crash on Spring Grove-Fox Lake border sends 2 to hospital, fire official says

A two-vehicle crash Thursday at the Spring Grove and Fox Lake border sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries, a fire official ...
March 3, 2016 - 6:04 pm

George Filenko to retire as Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko plans to retire from the position he has held for the past six years. Filenko will ...
March 2, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Fox Lake opening community garden for Grant Township residents

FOX LAKE – A new development coming to the center of Fox Lake will need some help to grow.Through a partnership with the Fox Lake Fire Prote ...
March 2, 2016 - 12:42 am

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

Trial set for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies

WOODSTOCK – A Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies after she allegedly made suicidal statements and ...
Feb. 26, 2016 - 12:40 am

Spring Grove man whose snowmobile fell into water in Fox Lake charged with DUI

FOX LAKE – Conservation police say the 34-year-old Spring Grove man who had to be rescued after driving his snowmobile into open water on Ni ...
Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:44 am

Man rescued after his snowmobile falls into lake

FOX LAKE –A man was taken to an area hospital with hypothermia after fire officials said the snowmobile he was driving Monday night fell of ...
Feb. 16, 2016 - 9:21 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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Police discover child pornography, drugs in Fox Lake couple's home

FOX LAKE – An investigation spanning several weeks led to Lake County authorities discovering hundreds of child pornography videos, an array ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:48 am

Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow pleads not guilty

FOX LAKE –The widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz pleaded not guilty to felony money laundering and misuse of charitab ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:43 am

Fox Lake woman cited after striking ambulance, gas meter on home

FOX LAKE – A Fox Lake woman was cited after police said she drove away after striking the gas meter on a home and struck an ambulance while ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:26 pm

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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Vehicle flees scene after hitting gas meter on Fox Lake home

FOX LAKE –A vehicle fled the scene after hitting a gas meter of a Fox Lake home, fire officials said Tuesday.The Fox Lake Fire Protection D ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:48 am

Fox Lake ambulance involved in crash

FOX LAKE –A Fox Lake Fire Protection District ambulance was struck by another vehicle Tuesday while stopped at a Fox Lake intersection, off ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:21 pm

Fox Lake Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

For Mundelein resident Katie Millar, being involved with Special Olympics has given her friends all across northeastern Illinois.She first g ...
Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:41 pm

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