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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

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

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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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

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

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-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

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

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 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

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

 

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

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

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

 

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

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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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

Schools

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

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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

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