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Former Cary-Grove High School teacher awarded presidential award in teaching

CARY – A former Cary-Grove High School teacher has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Tea ...
July 6, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Crystal Lake Central High School ranks 4th in Illinois in Vocabulary Bowl

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central High School students have mastered 13,253 words, putting them in fourth place in the state and 95th in t ...
July 6, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Fox River Grove decides on a site plan for new public works facility

FOX RIVER GROVE – Village Board trustees gave an architect the go-ahead to proceed with one of three recently presented preliminary site pla ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:03 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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Fox River Grove Memorial Library offers program to prevent 'summer slide'

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Fox River Grove Memorial Library is offering a program to help area students prevent summer learning loss.According to ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155's pool agreement falls through

CRYSTAL LAKE – The LifeTime Fitness corporate office won’t be signing off on an agreement that would have given Community High School Distri ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Fox River Grove sets hearing for potential $250M downtown development

FOX RIVER GROVE – The firm proposing a nearly $250 million development for the village’s downtown is looking to move the project forward, an ...
July 3, 2015 - 11:47 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

 

Chicago-area veterans spend day in Fox River Grove out of VA hospitals (with video)

FOX RIVER GROVE – U.S. Navy veteran David Anderson has had plenty of experiences on the water, but none quite like the one he had Wednesday.
June 25, 2015 - 12:47 am

Crystal Lake School District 155 changes official public-comment policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – A written policy had required those wanting to speak during Community High School District 155’s school board meetings to giv ...
June 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

Crystal Lake School District 155 superintendent awarded maximum bonus

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s superintendent will receive the maximum bonus allowed under his contract, the school boa ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:53 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&

 

Enrollment may be stabilizing for some McHenry County school districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 saw a slight bump in its enrollment this year – a sign that after years of decline, ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm

District 155 moves swimming program from Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake after cost hike

CRYSTAL LAKE – The price tag to swim at the renovated Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago is just too high for Community High School District 155. Th ...
June 18, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 weighs eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – School board members were hesitant during a discussion on eliminating class rank at Community High School District 155, as th ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:17 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

 

Crystal Lake High School District 155 projects deficit for 2015-16 budget

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 could be in the red more than half a million dollars by the end of the 2015-16 budget year ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:44 pm

School District 155 board member: Streaming meetings not cost-effective

CRYSTAL LAKE – Streaming school board meetings online would cost Community High School District 155 about $14,000, its director of technolog ...
June 10, 2015 - 12:58 am

Cary-Grove AMVETS seek volunteers for annual veteran picnic

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Cary-Grove AMVETS Pearl Harbor Memorial Post 245 is seeking volunteers and donations for an upcoming picnic to benefit ...
June 10, 2015 - 1:05 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $260,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $90,701

 

Crystal Lake City Council rejects School District 155 bleacher request

CRYSTAL LAKE – A plan that would make some changes to the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has been rejected by the ...
June 3, 2015 - 12:43 am

McHenry County school superintendents happy with PARCC testing changes

School district superintendents across McHenry County are generally pleased in light of some recent changes made to the new standardized tes ...
June 2, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Class of 2015: Cary-Grove graduates 440 students with laughs, advice

CARY – The names were called, photos were taken and the principal wore a feather boa, "rock star" sunglasses and a tiara while giving the gr ...
May 31, 2015 - 12:17 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

 

McHenry County officers stake out Dunkin Donuts for Cop on a Rooftop (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kimberley Shipbaugh didn't mean to startle a stranger when she yelled “good morning” to him from the roof of the Crystal Lake ...
May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm

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

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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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

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

Schools

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

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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

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

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