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McHenry County schools becoming more tech-savvy this school year

Several school districts around McHenry County are starting to incorporate more tech devices into their classes to prepare students for the ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Cary, Fox River Grove voters also will get advisory anti-tax referendums

Voters in Cary and Fox River Grove will get the same opportunity as Lakewood voters to tell their elected officials via the ballot box that ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:52 am

Metra to conduct safety blitz at Crystal Lake train station

CRYSTAL LAKE – Metra will be stopping by the Crystal Lake train station for its next safety blitz in the area.Operation Lifesaver Safety Bli ...
Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am

Age

Under 5 Years 179
5 to 9 Years 384
10 to 14 Years 419
15 to 19 Years 451
20 to 24 Years 392
25 to 34 Years 267
35 to 44 Years 622
45 to 54 Years 1123
55 to 59 Years 344
60 to 64 Years 160
65 to 74 Years 210
75 to 84 Years 168
85 Years and Over 10
Median Age (in years) 40.8

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Ancestry

American 399 6.8%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 157 2.7%
Danish 64 1.1%
Dutch 218 3.7%
English 392 6.7%
French (except Basque) 88 1.5%
French Canadian 65 1.1%
German 1,584 27.0%
Greek 157 2.7%
Hungarian 41 0.7%
Irish 812 13.9%
Italian 523 8.9%
Lithuanian 44 0.8%
Norwegian 90 1.5%
Polish 517 8.8%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 175 3.0%
Scotch-Irish 77 1.3%
Scottish 215 3.7%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 190 3.2%
Swiss 0 0.0%
Ukrainian 11 0.2%
Welsh 15 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 23 0.4%

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Cary-Grove Jaycees Family Days provides family-friendly fun

CARY – Cary-Grove Jaycees Family Days continues Sunday, featuring attractions, prize booths, food and musical entertainment for local reside ...
Aug. 14, 2016 - 12:01 am

McHenry County restaurants, grocery stores donate leftovers to support local pantries

At the end of every shift at the Olive Garden in McHenry, leftover food is bagged, frozen, labeled and weighed, General Manager Richard Mill ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Fox River Grove set to implement new commuter parking method

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village is implementing a new way for people to pay for commuter parking in its downtown lots. While the traditional ...
Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:28 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 69 2.4%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 103 3.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 709 24.4%
Some College, No Degree 681 23.5%
Associates Degree 165 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 863 29.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 314 10.8%
Population 25 years and Over 2,904
High School Graduate or Higher 94.07&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 40.53%

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Gender

Male 2,327 49.21%
Female 2,402 50.79%
Total Population 4,729

Fox River Grove School District 3 teachers get pay raise after negotiations

FOX RIVER GROVE – Teachers from Fox River Grove School District 3 recently reached a deal with the district’s Board of Education, resulting ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:22 am

McHenry County communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am

Fox River Grove Village Board approves business district for planned banquet hall on Route 14

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Village Board on Thursday approved a business district for the site at 1050 Route 14 after a study determined it quali ...
July 10, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Household Type

Total Households 1,593
Family Households 1,129 70.87%
with own children under 18 years 637 39.98&

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 1,593
Owner-Occupied 1,418 89.01%
Renter Occupied 175 10.98&

1 in critical condition after Fox River boat crash, fire official says

TROUT VALLEY – One person was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington in critical condition after a boat crashed into a dock ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:28 pm

AMVETS 29th annual picnic gives veterans a chance to get out and have fun

FOX RIVER GROVE – About 500 hospitalized veterans came out Wednesday for the 29th annual AMVETS picnic, hosted by the Cary-Grove AMVETS Pear ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:05 am

Volunteers, donations still needed Cary-Grove AMVETS 29th annual picnic for veterans

FOX RIVER GROVE – Cary-Grove AMVETS Pearl Harbor Memorial Post 245 will host its 29th annual picnic for hospitalized veterans Wednesday.The ...
June 24, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $997

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,200
Median (dollars) $2235
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 218
Median (dollars) $852

McHenry County schools emphasize importance of data in education today

Behind every curriculum, instructional or behavioral decision a school district makes, there likely is a set of numbers acting as a guiding ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Cary-Grove Amvets to host flag retirement ceremony

CARY – Cary-Grove Amvets Pearl Harbor Memorial Post 245 will host its annual flag retirement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.The event will be ...
June 14, 2016 - 12:16 am

Driver injured after minivan rolls into Dunkin Donuts in Fox River Grove

FOX RIVER GROVE — The driver of a minivan was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital after the vehicle rolled over into a Dunkin Don ...
June 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

Cary-Grove’s ‘Cinderella’ named top Illinois high school musical

Cary-Grove High School’s “Cinderella” topped musicals throughout Illinois to earn a first-ever award for “Best Production.” The school went ...
June 10, 2016 - 12:52 am

3 more McHenry County students win National Merit Scholarships

Three area students will receive annual scholarships through the college-sponsored Merit Scholarship program, according to a news release fr ...
June 5, 2016 - 5:30 am

Fox River Grove-area rollover damages vehicle, fire officials say

No one was injured Tuesday night in a rollover crash outside of Fox River Grove, fire officials said.Fox River Grove Fire Protection Distric ...
May 31, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 0 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 186 1.20%
Construction 209 1.35%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 593 3.83%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 165 1.06%
Information 30 0.19%
Manufacturing 352 2.27%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 121 0.78%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 177 1.14%
Public Administration 68 0.44%
Retail Trade 363 2.34%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 216 1.39%
Wholesale Trade 122 0.79%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 2,602

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Land

Area (in square miles) 1.78
Density (in square feet) 2,656.74

Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher of Crystal Lake knows what Memorial Day is all about. “It’s about Grandpa Burt,” she said matter-of ...
May 31, 2016 - 12:08 am

Fox River Grove Middle School girls track team takes second at state meet

FOX RIVER GROVE – When he meets with parents at the beginning of the middle school track season, Dave Baker tells them the team needs three ...
May 29, 2016 - 11:56 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 Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 213
Cuban 0
Mexican 210
Other Hispanic or Latino 1
Puerto Rican 2
Total Population 213
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,516
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 30
Black or African American Alone 2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 27
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 27
White Alone 4,457
Total Population 4,729

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Schools

Elementary Schools Fox River Grove Consolidated School Dist. 3
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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