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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

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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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

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

 

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

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&

 

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

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 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

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 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

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

 

Fox River Grove veteran who served in Borinqueneers getting Congressional Gold Medal

FOX RIVER GROVE – Walter McCostlin never talked much about his service in the Korean War.Similar to many veterans of that generation, he kep ...
March 28, 2016 - 12:25 am

Fox River Grove School District 3 mulls one-to-one technology plan

FOX RIVER GROVE – Fox River Grove School District 3 this week positioned itself to become the next district in McHenry County to move toward ...
March 25, 2016 - 12:54 am

Fox River Grove police reports for March 22, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
March 22, 2016 - 2:02 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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On the Record With: Illinois Youth Soccer Association TOPSoccer "Buddy of the Year" Lindsay Bright

CARY – When people asked Lindsay Bright what she wanted to do when she grew up, the Cary-Grove student laughed it off, often joking that she ...
March 20, 2016 - 11:51 pm

McHenry County landscapers go green with propane

McHENRY – For roughly the past 20 years, business operated as usual for Phil Hagen and his landscaping company McHenry Garden Center.Like ma ...
March 20, 2016 - 5:40 am

Bids approved for Crystal Lake South High School bleachers reconfiguration

CRYSTAL LAKE – Work to build onto the east bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School should begin toward the end of next month, Community ...
March 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Schools

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

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At least 2 McHenry County Board incumbents lose seats in primary

At least two incumbents – Anna May Miller of Cary and Sue Draffkorn of Wonder Lake – lost their seats in the McHenry County Board race, acco ...
March 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

On the Record With: Award-winning Prairie Ridge High School college, career counselor

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paula Steiner likes to think of herself as a vessel of information.For nine years, the Crystal Lake woman has worked as the C ...
March 7, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Fox River Grove police reports for March 4, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
March 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm

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