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Fox River Grove police to move dispatch to NERCOMM in McHenry

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Village Board approved a contract Thursday that will move police dispatch services to the soon-to-be-expanded center i ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am

Crystal-Lake based School District 155 extends superintendent contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Johnnie Thomas will be the superintendent of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 through school year 2019-2 ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:14 am

Cary-Grove High School to host 2016 Odyssey Art Walk

CARY – High School senior artists will share their work during the upcoming 2016 Odyssey Art Walk at Cary-Grove High School.The school, 2208 ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:36 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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Prairiewood Elementary School awarded conservation recognition

WOODSTOCK – After multiple projects by a teacher and his students, Prairiewood Elementary School in Woodstock became the first school to ear ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:43 am

Special-needs students celebrate with buddies at District 155's Life Skills Prom

ALGONQUIN – As a member of her school’s Tiger Buddies program, Crystal Lake Central sophomore Leah Fisher participates in monthly outings wi ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Crystal Lake Central High School senior earns National Merit Scholarship

CRYSTAL LAKE – The one McHenry County student to have earned a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship thus far is in four Advanced Placement clas ...
May 12, 2016 - 12:58 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

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to mull superintendent's contract, board member says

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board is mulling contract details for Superintendent Johnnie Thomas ...
May 12, 2016 - 12:46 pm

Cary man accused of selling cocaine at Lake in the Hills bar accused of punching cop

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Cary man who was wanted for allegedly selling drugs in a Lake in the Hills bar punched a police officer in the stomach ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:19 am

Fox River Grove OKs business district study for proposed banquet hall

FOX RIVER GROVE – A proposal for a 15,000-square-foot banquet facility along Route 14 is one step closer to reality after the village approv ...
May 6, 2016 - 12:47 am

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&

 

Letter: Love for dandelions

To the Editor:I love dandelions. That is probably an inflammatory remark to make in suburbia, the land of the perfect lawn. But I love dande ...
May 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

Fox River Grove woman made up abandoned puppy in pillowcase story, police say

WOODSTOCK – Police said a story about a puppy, since dubbed Woodstock, being found on the side of the road after being abandoned turned out ...
April 29, 2016 - 11:40 pm

McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 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

 

Hoverboard malfunctions outside Volo home, fire official says

VOLO – A Volo boy's birthday celebration ended on a heated note when the hoverboard he had received Sunday started sparking and smoking, fir ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:05 pm

On the Record With: 2015 Crystal Lake Central High School graduate managing her own business

CRYSTAL LAKE – Rachel Tarlach might be young, but don’t question her ambition.The 2015 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School went fro ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA ...
April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

Dan McConchie appointed to fill Dan Duffy's seat in Illinois' 26th Senate District

BARRINGTON – After narrowly winning in the three-way Republican primary race last month, Dan McConchie was appointed Wednesday to be the new ...
April 21, 2016 - 10:24 am

Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replaceme ...
April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am

Route 14 crash near Barrington, Fox River Grove involves 5 vehicles

BARRINGTON – A 54-year-old Lake Barrington woman was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a chain-reaction crash Mon ...
April 19, 2016 - 12:17 am

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

 

McHenry County school officials wary as funding reform bill advances

The latest bill to overhaul the way state funds are distributed to school districts cleared a legislative hurdle last week, but local school ...
April 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to see Sage YMCA pool rental proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Community High School District 155 board is expected to see a $45,850 swimming pool rental proposal at the next regular b ...
April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 partnering with Centegra for health care panel

CARY – Students of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155, who might be interested in a medical career, are invited to hear f ...
April 11, 2016 - 11:33 am

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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McHenry County shuffling 911 services amid dispatch center consolidation

HARVARD – Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause struggles to see the benefits of moving emergency dispatch services outside the city.The police d ...
April 11, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Fox River Grove police reports for April 5, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 5, 2016 - 12:30 pm

McHenry County officials look for ways to use Fox River

ALGONQUIN – When the village undertook a downtown planning study a few years ago, suggestions on how to boost the area’s economy led officia ...
April 5, 2016 - 12:28 pm

Schools

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

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Fox River Grove School District 3 honored for landscape conservation

FOX RIVER GROVE – Lush vegetation, a new walking path and 25 new species of trees have helped Fox River Grove District 3 earn statewide reco ...
March 29, 2016 - 11:51 pm

10 McHenry County students earn Helen Wright Fine Arts Scholarships

WOODSTOCK – Ten McHenry County high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 each for their talent in various areas of fine arts.The Woodstoc ...
March 29, 2016 - 12:01 am

Fox River Grove woman honored by Illinois Jaycees

FOX RIVER GROVE – Village resident Joanna Colletti has been selected by the Illinois Jaycees as an honoree for its Outstanding Young Persons ...
March 28, 2016 - 12:42 am

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