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McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized. County governmen ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm

McHenry County TIF districts used for Three Oaks Recreation Area, road improvements, developer agreements

It was the mid-1980s, and heavy snow collapsed the roof of the downtown Crystal Lake Jewel grocery store. Vacancies were common across the a ...
March 2, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1795
5 to 9 Years 1783
10 to 14 Years 1379
15 to 19 Years 993
20 to 24 Years 677
25 to 34 Years 2116
35 to 44 Years 3412
45 to 54 Years 2184
55 to 59 Years 1087
60 to 64 Years 1667
65 to 74 Years 4573
75 to 84 Years 1969
85 Years and Over 262
Median Age (in years) 44.1

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Ancestry

American 792 3.0%
Arab 40 0.2%
Czech 377 1.4%
Danish 72 0.3%
Dutch 329 1.3%
English 1,714 6.6%
French (except Basque) 257 1.0%
French Canadian 91 0.3%
German 7,080 27.1%
Greek 254 1.0%
Hungarian 95 0.4%
Irish 3,827 14.7%
Italian 3,543 13.6%
Lithuanian 168 0.6%
Norwegian 919 3.5%
Polish 4,156 15.9%
Portuguese 13 0.0%
Russian 422 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 151 0.6%
Scottish 393 1.5%
Slovak 115 0.4%
Subsaharan Africa 28 0.1%
Swedish 820 3.1%
Swiss 15 0.1%
Ukrainian 340 1.3%
Welsh 99 0.4%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Huntley High School students, community go bald for St. Baldrick's on March 13

HUNTLEY – Students and staff at Huntley High School will shave their heads on March 13 during a school assembly that caps off the school's m ...
March 2, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm

McHenry County low-income student population increasing

Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 per ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 232 1.3%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 438 2.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 4,974 28.8%
Some College, No Degree 4,314 25.0%
Associates Degree 1,692 9.8%
Bachelor's Degree 3,884 22.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,736 10.1%
Population 25 years and Over 17,270
High School Graduate or Higher 96.12%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 32.54%

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Gender

Male 11,239 47.03%
Female 12,658 52.97%
Total Population 23,897

 

Everyday Hero: Debra Junkins

Pet Vet Animal Clinic & Mobile Practice Ltd. is more than a suburban veterinary practice. For years, owner and veterinarian Debra Junkins ha ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Camille Paddock

Angie Caldwell heard a story two years ago about a Huntley girl who suffered from an autoimmune disease and found her story amazing. The sto ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Huntley officials release community survey as they plan for a hotel

HUNTLEY – Village officials took a small step Monday toward one of their major economic goals this year, as they released a survey to Huntle ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am

Household Type

Total Households 9,826
Family Households 7,111 72.36&
with own children under 18 years 2,716 27.64%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 9,826
Owner-Occupied 9,189 93.51&
Renter Occupied 637 6.48%

 

Huntley official defends stalled Amtrak project during Springfield trip

HUNTLEY – A top Huntley official recently met the acting state transportation secretary in Springfield and reinforced the economic benefits ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:09 am

Huntley School District 158 reveals proposed boundary changes

HUNTLEY – A preferred attendance boundary remap in District 158 would move about 600 Leggee Elementary students over the next three years an ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:51 pm

McHenry County farmers bracing budgets for rough year

Farmers throughout McHenry County are bracing their budgets for a rough year as a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report projected far ...
Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:07 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1494

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 5,990
Median (dollars) $2025
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 3,199
Median (dollars) $671

 

District 158 orchestra program in doubt

HUNTLEY – A proposed in-school orchestra program at the District 158 middle schools is in doubt, as administrators from the Huntley school d ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:06 am

McHenry County residents mark Ash Wednesday with sacrifices, good deeds

ALGONQUIN – During the Lenten period, the faithful should focus on three main points, the Rev. Peter Sarnicki said. “During these 40 days we ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:52 pm

McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Huntley police make crime maps available

Using data to determine crime trends and target hot spots in the community is not a new policing phenomenon. But putting that information on ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $237,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $70,524

 

Registration open for Huntley Rotary Club bags tournament

HUNTLEY – Registration is now open for the Huntley Rotary Club's sixth annual bags tournament on March 14. To enter the 32-team tournament, ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:12 am

Huntley Area Public Library receives $5,521 grant to digitize historical documents

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Area Public Library received a $5,521 state grant to digitize historical materials detailing the village's dairy and a ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:14 am

Huntley Historical Society to show oral histories Sunday

HUNTLEY – Residents in Huntley can watch firsthand accounts of life in the once rural village during a Sunday event from the Huntley Histori ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:16 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 89 0.57%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 432 2.79%
Construction 423 2.73%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 1,823 11.76%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 777 5.01%
Information 201 1.30%
Manufacturing 1,590 10.26%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 323 2.08%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 826 5.33%
Public Administration 319 2.06%
Retail Trade 1,431 9.23%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 512 3.30%
Wholesale Trade 417 2.69%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 9,163

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Land

Area (in square miles) 14.07
Density (in square feet) 1,698.44

 

Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Lake in the Hills equipping police officers with Narcan for heroin, drug overdoses

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's police department has equipped its officers with Narcan, a medication that can be used to to reverse heroi ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Hampshire woman shares heart-stopping story to emphasize heart health month

HAMPSHIRE – In the morning hours of Nov. 17, then-27-year-old Ashley Cota's heart stopped beating. It was shortly after the Hampshire reside ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:10 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois House of Representatives Timothy Schmitz
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,509
Cuban 0
Mexican 986
Other Hispanic or Latino 349
Puerto Rican 174
Total Population 1,509
Not Hispanic or Latino 22,388
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 7
Asian Alone 1,495
Black or African American Alone 370
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 29
Two or More Races 613
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 613
White Alone 19,874
Total Population 23,897

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Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order puts Huntley Amtrak project on hold

HUNTLEY – A $223 million plan that puts Huntley along a revived Amtrak passenger rail line has been derailed until Republican Gov. Bruce Rau ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Election 2015: Write-in candidates file for Crystal Lake mayor, Cary trustee races

WOODSTOCK – Write-in candidates are aiming to make the races for Crystal Lake mayor and Cary trustees competitive.By the end of the day Thur ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:07 am

Huntley trustees clear way for $4 million in downtown work

HUNTLEY – Trustees on Thursday supported $4 million in new debt that will pay for the upcoming construction included in the village's makeov ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158

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Huntley School District 158 administrator elected to Illinois association board

HUNTLEY – The top financial administrator from Huntley School District 158 was recently elected to the board of the Illinois Association of ...
Feb. 3, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Huntley Library Friends Foundation donates $42,000 throughout 2014

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Library Friends Foundation donated $42,000 throughout 2014, including a $30,000 cash donation in December, library off ...
Feb. 3, 2015 - 5:01 pm

One taken to hospital after snowmobile crash in Marengo area

MARENGO – One person was taken to an area hospital Monday night after a snowmobile incident in unincorporated Marengo, firefighters said. Th ...
Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:54 am

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