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4 newcomers running for 2 open seats in McHenry County Board District 4

Voters in McHenry County Board District 4 will be choosing new faces Nov. 8 to represent them.All four candidates for the two open seats – R ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:15 am

McHenry County judge to determine fate of Fox Lake woman shot by deputies

WOODSTOCK – The bench trial for a case prosecutors said was an attempted “suicide by cop” concluded after its second day, but a McHenry Coun ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Prosecutor: Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting had ‘personal problems'

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said Elizabeth Kloss was dealing with “personal problems” when she advanced toward McHenry County sheriff’s deputies ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:02 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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Trial set to begin for Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting

WOODSTOCK – A bench trial is set to begin Monday for a Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by deputies in 2014 after making suicidal sta ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:03 am

New judge will hear Melodie Gliniewicz's motion to dismiss Fox Lake misuse of charitable funds charges

A new judge will hear a motion to dismiss misuse of charitable funds charges against Melodie Gliniewicz, the widow of disgraced Fox Lake Pol ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Car bought to benefit Gliniewicz family to be auctioned off for new purpose

VOLO – About a year ago, Tim Potoczny bought a 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro to benefit the family of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Glinie ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 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

 

Judge OKs testimony on events before 2014 police shooting for Fox Lake woman's assault trial

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will allow a Fox Lake woman’s actions the day before she was shot in the neck by deputies after making su ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 am

McHenry County boating popularity on the rise this summer

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County boating popularity was on the rise this summer despite debris woes along the Fox River.Monday marked Labor Day ...
Sept. 5, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Bill inspired by Lt. Joe Gliniewicz case to deny pensions to convicted spouses gets second try

FOX LAKE – If Melodie Gliniewicz is convicted and still gets her disgraced late husband’s police pension, several General Assembly members w ...
Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:01 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&

 

Bond reduced for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County deputies in 2014

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge Wednesday reduced the bond for a Fox Lake woman who was shot by deputies in 2014 after she allegedly made ...
Aug. 4, 2016 - 9:56 am

2 men charged after crashing boat on Nippersink Lake in Spring Grove

SPRING GROVE – Two men have been charged with obstructing a peace officer after a boat crash left them stranded on an island Wednesday night ...
July 29, 2016 - 1:07 am

2 men stranded on island in Nippersink Lake after boat crash, official says

SPRING GROVE – Two men were stranded on an island in Nippersink Lake after their boat crashed Wednesday night, an official said.Lake County ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:20 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

 

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $181,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $54,920

 

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

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

 

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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