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Stakes high in Crystal Lake-based District 155 school board race

CRYSTAL LAKE – A slate of three union-backed candidates running for spots on the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:38 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to lay off teachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Declining enrollment in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 has prompted the district to lay off or reduce ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:47 am

First phase of $250M plan to develop Fox River Grove's downtown to start this fall

FOX RIVER GROVE – Fox River Grove trustees recently approved a $250 million plan to redevelop part of the village’s downtown.The entire deve ...
March 22, 2017 - 11:31 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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Owner of new Fox River Grove banquet hall anticipates late summer opening

FOX RIVER GROVE – A new banquet hall in Fox River Grove is expected to open by the end of the summer at the former Five O’Clock Steakhouse l ...
March 21, 2017 - 11:35 pm

McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Fox River Grove Middle School students participate in design contest at University of Illinois Engineering Open House

FOX RIVER GROVE – A 68-gram bridge made by four Fox River Grove Middle School students supported 136.5 pounds, earning the team first place ...
March 15, 2017 - 11:07 pm

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

 

Residents weigh in on Fox River Corridor Plan in Lake, McHenry counties at Cary open house

CARY – About 50 people came through an open house Thursday at Cary Village Hall to give their feedback on the Fox River Corridor Plan in Lak ...
March 6, 2017 - 1:06 am

2 McHenry County teachers among finalists for Golden Apple award

One teacher from Fox River Grove Middle School and one from Lotus Elementary School in Spring Grove are among 33 finalists for the Golden Ap ...
March 2, 2017 - 12:08 am

Contested races make Algonquin Township GOP primary a bellwether

The retirement of the supervisor and an effort to end a family’s half-century hold on the highway commissioner’s office makes the Algonquin ...
Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 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&

 

Sculpture of Cary's founder to be put in Jaycee Park

CARY – When Cary-Grove Historical Society founder and President Pam Losey speaks with students, she always asks them how the village of Cary ...
Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:14 am

Police accuse Fox River Grove brothers of selling drugs

FOX RIVER GROVE – Two Fox River Grove men face felony drug charges after a monthlong investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Na ...
Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:07 am

Weigh in on Fox River Corridor Plan in Lake and McHenry counties at Cary open house

CARY – The McHenry County Planning and Development Department is hosting a public open house so residents can give their input on the Fox Ri ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:49 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

 

Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School Di ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm

Norge Ski Club kicks off 112th International Winter Tournament

FOX RIVER GROVE – Despite an unprecedented postponement and unseasonably warm weather, the Norge Ski Club kicked off its 112th annual Intern ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:56 pm

Cary Mayor Mark Kownick talks economic development at business roundtable

CARY – An equipment sales and repair business relocating to the former Fox Valley Systems property is among the developments expected to com ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:26 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

Fox River Grove School District 3 optimistic about social-emotional learning curriculum

FOX RIVER GROVE – During their sustained silent reading period, a handful of eighth-grade students at Fox River Grove Middle School stood in ...
Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:28 pm

Cary-Grove High School business class raises money to compete in national competition

CARY – Seven Cary-Grove High School students will travel to New York for a national business competition this spring. The school’s Virtual E ...
Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:36 am

State Rep. David McSweeney blasts robocall using his name in attacking political ally

A state representative mentioned in a robocall attacking Algonquin Township highway commissioner candidate Andrew Gasser is angrily denying ...
Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:27 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

 

Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove postpones Winter Tournament for first time in more than a century

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has held its International Winter Tournament for more than 100 years without canceli ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:41 am

McHenry County Board shoots down Jack Franks' advisory tax freeze referendum request

WOODSTOCK – An advisory referendum asking whether property taxes should be frozen will not appear on the April 4 ballot.The McHenry County B ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:42 am

Fox River Grove garage fire causes $50,000 in damage

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Fox River Grove Fire Department responded to a garage fire Thursday evening that caused about $50,000 worth of damage, ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 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 clerk files objection to advisory anti-tax referendum

WOODSTOCK – An advisory anti-tax referendum for the April 4 election filed by an incoming state representative faces an objection from the c ...
Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am

Schools

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

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