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3-way slate seeks to oust incumbent on Island Lake Village Board

ISLAND LAKE – The election for Island Lake Village Board pits a three-person slate against an incumbent tied to the previous administration.
March 21, 2015 - 8:35 am

McHenry County baby boomer entrepreneurs describe experiences starting off

In November 2013, 51-year-old Mike Ammer, of Huntley, found himself feeling burned out in an industry he'd been part of for 32 years.In the ...
March 20, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Share your stories about 1965 Palm Sunday tornado in Crystal Lake, Island Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – This April will mark the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornado, which killed six people in Crystal Lake and Island Lake ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:10 am

Age

Under 5 Years 631
5 to 9 Years 618
10 to 14 Years 639
15 to 19 Years 814
20 to 24 Years 324
25 to 34 Years 1048
35 to 44 Years 1265
45 to 54 Years 1648
55 to 59 Years 387
60 to 64 Years 204
65 to 74 Years 332
75 to 84 Years 177
85 Years and Over 27
Median Age (in years) 34.8

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Ancestry

American 402 4.6%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 253 2.9%
Danish 64 0.7%
Dutch 218 2.5%
English 600 6.8%
French (except Basque) 153 1.7%
French Canadian 61 0.7%
German 2,383 27.0%
Greek 269 3.0%
Hungarian 83 0.9%
Irish 1,457 16.5%
Italian 747 8.5%
Lithuanian 45 0.5%
Norwegian 269 3.0%
Polish 956 10.8%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 106 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 24 0.3%
Scottish 66 0.7%
Slovak 27 0.3%
Subsaharan Africa 12 0.1%
Swedish 493 5.6%
Swiss 0 0.0%
Ukrainian 52 0.6%
Welsh 95 1.1%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Island Lake hires mayor's former campaign volunteer as full-time employee

ISLAND LAKE – A former Island Lake police officer – the same man who ran Mayor Charlie Amrich’s successful campaign in 2013 – on Thursday ni ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Man suffers burns in Island Lake fire

ISLAND LAKE – A man suffered burns to his lower extremities on Thursday after a fire in an Island Lake home, fire officials said.The Waucond ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County plans annual Bowl for Kids' Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County is gearing up for its annual bowling event, as it hopes this year to raise $125,000, said Sara Ha ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 137 2.7%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 352 6.9%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,513 29.7%
Some College, No Degree 1,532 30.1%
Associates Degree 488 9.6%
Bachelor's Degree 748 14.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 318 6.2%
Population 25 years and Over 5,088
High School Graduate or Higher 90.38&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 20.95%

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Gender

Male 3,807 46.92%
Female 4,307 53.08%
Total Population 8,114

 

Attorneys for Island Lake murder suspect plan for insanity defense

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for the man accused of killing an Island Lake woman have filed court documents declaring their intended insanity defen ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Island Lake police chief in critical condition after collapse

ISLAND LAKE – Island Lake Police Chief Don Bero is in critical condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital after collapsing Monday night ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Internist joins Advocate in Island Lake

ISLAND LAKE – Dr. Gurbax Saini recently joined Advocate Medical Group and will be seeing patients at the group’s Island Lake office. “It is ...
Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,836
Family Households 2,134 75.24&
with own children under 18 years 1,249 44.04%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,836
Owner-Occupied 2,391 84.30&
Renter Occupied 445 15.69%

 

Fire causes estimated $100,000 damage to Island Lake home

ISLAND LAKE – Sparks could be seen over the roof of a one-story house on Lakeview Drive on Saturday evening as firefighters responded to a f ...
Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Wauconda woman dies after vehicle-pedestrian crash in Island Lake, police say

ISLAND LAKE – A 58-year-old woman from Wauconda has died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night, according to an Island Lake Police ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Island Lake village clerk dies of cancer

ISLAND LAKE – The village of Island Lake is mourning the loss of one of its own after news was delivered Monday that Village Clerk Teresa Po ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1226

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 2,085
Median (dollars) $1689
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 306
Median (dollars) $629

 

Benefit for Johnsburg High School grad injured in November crash set for Saturday

JOHNSBURG – A benefit is being held Saturday to help a Johnsburg High School graduate who was injured in a car wreck with an alleged drunken ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:18 am

Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,432

 

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 356 2.30%
Construction 271 1.75%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 638 4.12%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 380 2.45%
Information 137 0.88%
Manufacturing 688 4.44%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 302 1.95%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 371 2.39%
Public Administration 149 0.96%
Retail Trade 547 3.53%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 124 0.80%
Wholesale Trade 237 1.53%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,235

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Land

Area (in square miles) 3.39
Density (in square feet) 2,393.51

 

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,500
Cuban 0
Mexican 1,485
Other Hispanic or Latino 15
Puerto Rican 0
Total Population 1,500
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,614
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 152
Black or African American Alone 28
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 240
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 240
White Alone 6,194
Total Population 8,114

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