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Fox River Grove police reports for Feb. 10, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:32 pm

3 GOP candidates vie for the 26th Illinois Senate District

CRYSTAL LAKE – Stemming the exodus of taxpayers and jobs from Illinois and lightening the state’s heavy property tax burden is paramount to ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:08 am

Fox River Grove man hospitalized after oxygen mask catches fire, official says

FOX RIVER GROVE – A 64-year-old Fox River Grove man was taken to the hospital with minor second-degree burns after his oxygen mask caught fi ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 3:29 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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Neighbors in Crystal Lake South High School bleacher lawsuit to get $273K in attorney fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will be responsible for covering $273,000 in legal bills for the property owners who filed ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am

Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

Fox River Grove man charged with DUI after crashing into building with girl in van

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Fox River Grove man was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the life of a child after he drove 4 feet ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:47 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 police reports for Feb. 3, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am

Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Absent Voters: Apathy can cause tie votes, misrepresentation, McHenry County officials say

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how McHenry County's uncontested elections s ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 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&

 

Norge Ski Club draws crowds for annual ski jump competition

FOX RIVER GROVE – Standing at the top of the 10-meter hill, the 9-year-old Fox River Grove boy just didn’t want to let his friends down.Maxi ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host STEM conference

Sixth- through eighth-grade girls will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math at a conference being hosted by Crystal ...
Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Prairie Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community H ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 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

 

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Fox River Grove moves forward with plans for banquet hall

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Committee of the Whole on Tuesday began moving forward on plans to build a 15,000-square-foot banquet hall on the form ...
Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:21 am

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

All Metra tracks reopened after train hits vehicle in fatal crash

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – A crash involving a Metra train and a vehicle in Arlington Heights is causing delays of 20 minutes to an hour Thursday a ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:41 pm

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 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

 

McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges ...
Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Fox River Grove OKs neigborhood traffic enforcement program

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village will implement a new traffic enforcement program in response to complaints from residents about speeding on ne ...
Jan. 10, 2016 - 12:45 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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Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Hoverboard catches fire in Fox River Grove home

FOX RIVER GROVE – A hoverboard caught fire as it was charging overnight in a Fox River Grove home Friday, prompting fire officials to remind ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:52 pm

McHenry County group seeking donations to help Missouri flood relief efforts

An Algonquin woman is seeking donations of cleaning supplies as she prepares for a weekend trip to Missouri with a group of McHenry County r ...
Jan. 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry County winter storm causes some crashes, downed power lines

Emergency personnel responded to numerous vehicle crashes and downed power lines across McHenry County on Monday as the area faced freezing ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:52 am

McHenry County school districts weigh cost, benefits of websites

HUNTLEY – The website for Huntley Community School District 158 is the primary source of information for many people, a district official sa ...
Dec. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am

Crystal Lake, Woodstock review panhandling ordinances after federal court rulings

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake and Woodstock are having their panhandling ordinances reviewed after such laws have been overturned in rece ...
Dec. 21, 2015 - 12:16 am

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