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McHenry County cops to take to Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for charity

Police officers from departments across McHenry County will take to the rooftops of local Dunkin’ Donuts starting at 5 a.m. Friday to raise ...
May 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus serv ...
May 27, 2015 - 9:25 am

Fox River Grove teacher named Illinois History Teacher of the Year

FOX RIVER GROVE – A Fox River Grove fifth-grade teacher was left humbled after being recognized at a state level simply for living out her p ...
May 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm

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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McHenry County area events pay tribute to fallen on Memorial Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – A combat medic who attended to troops on the battlefield, killed by an enemy hand grenade. A behavioral health specialist who ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:51 am

McHenry County Memorial Day event organizers hope to bring in younger attendees

After 15 years of helping to plan Memorial Day events, Jim Mertz, a Vietnam War veteran from Lake in the Hills, has one main hope this year.
May 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Cary-Grove seniors showcase artwork at Odyssey Artwalk

CARY – The Cary-Grove High School Odyssey Artwalk was senior Sydney Romero’s first show. Her collection of sculptures – a tea set with Man i ...
May 22, 2015 - 1:06 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 vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes ...
May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

Firm proposing $250M for downtown Fox River Grove project to meet with village

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village’s Planning and Economic Development Commission on Tuesday night will hear the official proposal from the firm ...
May 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

McHenry County leaders support uniform standards for AP scores

More high school students could receive college credit for Advanced Placement test scores under a bill pending in the state Senate that woul ...
May 18, 2015 - 11:59 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&

 

Fox River Grove School District 3 appoints board member to fill vacancy

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Fox River Grove District 3 Board of Education has a new addition after a former member recently left his seat to serve ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:13 am

Cary-Grove student confirmed to have bacterial meningitis

CARY – ​A Cary-Grove High School student has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis, the school district reported. The McHenry County Heal ...
May 10, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Fox River Grove among communities in need of affordable housing plan

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove, like Algonquin, is required by statute to approve an affordable housing plan after just ba ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:41 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

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan would end grants for alternative education program in McHenry County

In a building no longer used by Marengo-Union School District 165, nearly 40 McHenry County students from various area schools attend classe ...
May 10, 2015 - 11:01 pm

School District 155 Board keeps current leadership over requests of new members

CRYSTAL LAKE – The leadership of the Community High School District 155 Board will not be changing. The three new members of the board were ...
May 5, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Algonquin trying to meet state requirements for affordable housing

ALGONQUIN – Officials on Tuesday said there is more work to be done in bringing affordable housing to the village of Algonquin. The Committe ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

Illinois Supreme Court sets date for School District 155 bleacher case

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has set the date to hear oral arguments in the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers lawsuit. T ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:29 am

Fox River Grove approves increases in water/sewer rates, commuter parking fees

FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents in Fox River Grove will see a 2 percent increase in their water bills after the board recently approved an ordin ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Fox River Grove approves 2015-2016 budget with plans for new public works facility

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village board on Thursday unanimously passed the 2015-2016 budget, which includes a few larger capital projects, namel ...
April 17, 2015 - 1:18 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

 

3 McHenry County College alumni recognized as 'distinguished'

CRYSTAL LAKE – The owner of Willow Lea Stock Farm, the chief human resources officer of Elgin Community College and the administrator for th ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 am

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 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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Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 am

Schools

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

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Fox River Grove to get new Picnic Grove Park shelter

FOX RIVER GROVE – Officials in the village of Fox River Grove hope to have a new park structure erected in the next two months.The village h ...
April 4, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

McHenry County towns try to tackle climbing fire, police pension payments

A sizable chunk – nearly 14 percent – of Fox River Grove's general fund budget is set to go to police pensions this year. But the Village Bo ...
April 4, 2015 - 3:13 pm

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