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McHenry County students donate blood, time in summer drive

McHENRY – Tyler Birkhoff leaned back onto a vinyl cot Friday and closed his eyes as a needle glided into his arm.After a quick pinch, the 17 ...
July 24, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Salvation Army packs donated backpacks as school year approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – The smell of the first backpack 16-year-old Makenna Schmitz opened took her back to being about 7 years old.Schmitz, a Prairi ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:46 am

Debris advisory, no-wake status issued for Fox River

An advisory warning of debris along the Fox River continued into Tuesday as the Fox Waterway Agency also issued a no-wake status for two sec ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:26 am

Age

Under 5 Years 469
5 to 9 Years 457
10 to 14 Years 405
15 to 19 Years 454
20 to 24 Years 383
25 to 34 Years 578
35 to 44 Years 833
45 to 54 Years 1141
55 to 59 Years 404
60 to 64 Years 510
65 to 74 Years 506
75 to 84 Years 137
85 Years and Over 48
Median Age (in years) 40.8

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Ancestry

American 382 5.3%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 124 1.7%
Danish 15 0.2%
Dutch 169 2.3%
English 487 6.7%
French (except Basque) 251 3.5%
French Canadian 119 1.6%
German 2,257 31.1%
Greek 14 0.2%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,340 18.5%
Italian 571 7.9%
Lithuanian 95 1.3%
Norwegian 127 1.8%
Polish 808 11.1%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 12 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 6 0.1%
Scottish 58 0.8%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 346 4.8%
Swiss 16 0.2%
Ukrainian 22 0.3%
Welsh 29 0.4%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Crystal Lake man cited after crash injures Johnsburg woman in Lakemoor

LAKEMOOR – Police cited a 22-year-old Crystal Lake man after a three-vehicle crash Tuesday in Lakemoor that sent a 55-year-old Johnsburg wom ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:29 am

Photos: Johnsburg football summer practice

Photos of Johnsburg football summer practice by the Northwest Herald's Sarah Nader ...
July 21, 2015 - 10:15 am

Johnsburg volleyball tournament to benefit Wonder Lake Firefighters Association

WONDER LAKE – An annual volleyball tournament is set to raise money for Wonder Lake Firefighters Association charitable efforts.Check-in for ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 33 0.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 117 2.8%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,702 40.9%
Some College, No Degree 904 21.7%
Associates Degree 253 6.1%
Bachelor's Degree 696 16.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 452 10.9%
Population 25 years and Over 4,157
High School Graduate or Higher 96.39%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 27.61&

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Gender

Male 3,218 50.88%
Female 3,107 49.12%
Total Population 6,325

 

Gary Lang Auto Group donates to Johnsburg Boys Baseball League

JOHNSBURG – Gary Lang Auto Group was one of 57 area Chevrolet dealers this summer that donated batting tees, catcher's gear and other equipm ...
July 15, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Bond lowered for former Johnsburg school employee charged with sex act with student

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge reduced the bond for a former Johnsburg High School employee accused of engaging in a sex act with a stud ...
July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am

Volo woman indicted on bank robbery charges

ROCKFORD – A federal court has charged a Lake County woman, alleged to have robbed three Chase Bank branches in separate incidents in March, ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:52 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,200
Family Households 1,801 81.86%
with own children under 18 years 638 29.00%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,200
Owner-Occupied 1,917 87.13&
Renter Occupied 283 12.86%

 

McHenry County residents celebrate at Chicago Blackhawks parade, rally (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – As the minutes passed Thursday morning, the platform at Metra's Pingree Road station got more and more red.Scores of Chicago ...
June 18, 2015 - 6:03 pm

McHenry County's Lemonade Brigade promotes movement worldwide

McHENRY – Aubrey Hennig will sell lemonade with a dash of hope this weekend.Hennig, 12, of McHenry, is one of the core members of the Lemona ...
June 5, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Johnsburg woman reunited with WWII POW father's Purple Heart

JOHNSBURG – Mary Jo Farrell had few mementos from her father, a World War II veteran who died in an American hospital after spending three h ...
June 2, 2015 - 12:40 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1265

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,428
Median (dollars) $2231
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 489
Median (dollars) $716

 

On the Record with retiring Johnsburg School District 12 educator Cathy Neiss

RINGWOOD – Running Ringwood Primary School for the past 11 years has kept Cathy Neiss busy. She would come in on Sundays to answer emails an ...
June 1, 2015 - 12:12 pm

McHenry County Spelling Bee champ reflects on experience at national bee

After becoming one of the final 285 contestants in the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, there was only one thing Mareike Western w ...
May 30, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Johnsburg event to raise money for McHenry Diaper Bank

McHENRY – An evening of music is planned to raise money for the Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.The McHenry-based nonprofit will use the mo ...
May 29, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $291,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,963

 

Johnsburg teen makes 3rd round at National Spelling Bee

It was a mucedinous end to Mareike Western’s time at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The McHenry County Spelling Bee champion ...
May 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm

McHenry Township officials to answer assessment questions

JOHNSBURG – McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady will answer questions regarding the property assessment process during a public informatio ...
May 26, 2015 - 11:08 pm

McHenry's SleepOut for Shelter raises more than $180,000

McHENRY – This year’s SleepOut for Shelter has raised over $180,000 so far.Organizers credit the support to a 2-to-1 match of up to $100,000 ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 43 0.28%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 222 1.43%
Construction 346 2.23%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 653 4.21%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 244 1.57%
Information 85 0.55%
Manufacturing 495 3.19%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 93 0.60%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 216 1.39%
Public Administration 163 1.05%
Retail Trade 407 2.63%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 131 0.85%
Wholesale Trade 170 1.10%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 3,268

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Land

Area (in square miles) 7.08
Density (in square feet) 893.36

 

McHenry County spelling champ heads to national bee

JOHNSBURG – Mareike Western has spent at least 16 hours online in the past two months.But unlike most 14-year-olds, Western is spending her ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Johnsburg School District 12 coach hiring vote violated OMA, Attorney General says (with documents)

JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg School District 12 Board will have to re-vote to hire its high-school football coach after the Attorney General’s ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm

McHenry County police agencies considering new crime task force agreement

An updated intergovernmental agreement among the county’s policing agencies will lead to a policy addressing police-involved shootings and i ...
May 20, 2015 - 12:22 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 Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 195
Cuban 0
Mexican 132
Other Hispanic or Latino 51
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 195
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,130
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 7
Black or African American Alone 79
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 35
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 35
White Alone 6,009
Total Population 6,325

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Former Johnsburg High School aide charged with sex crime with student

WOODSTOCK – A former Johnsburg High School teacher's aide has been charged with a sex crime involving a teenage student.Damon H. Malone, 39, ...
May 15, 2015 - 5:10 pm

66-year-old McHenry farmer killed after being hit by motorcycle on Ringwood Road

RINGWOOD – A group of McHenry County farmers sat down for a somber lunch Friday to mourn the death of their friend Thomas R. King, who was f ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Johnsburg businessman pushes for solar power with Illinois legislators

While a contingent of Exelon supporters rallied nearby, Johnsburg businessman Paul LaBarbera joined fellow solar energy allies in the debate ...
May 7, 2015 - 10:57 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Johnsburg Community Unit School Dist. 12

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Still strong in Huntley, Johnsburg, but school journalism programs are dwindling

At Cary-Grove High School, gone are the days of having students type their bylines to see them in print later that month.Devin Hester, facul ...
May 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm

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