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Fate of Randall Road widening in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills on line in upcoming meeting

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will meet in a Committee of the Whole that could help determine the fate of the Randall Road widening a ...
May 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm

McHenry County men arrested after selling cocaine in Lake in the Hills bar, police say

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Four McHenry County men are facing felony drug charges after a joint police investigation found the men were selling nar ...
May 3, 2016 - 12:33 am

Algonquin-based School District 300 OKs contract for website redesign

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 board members recently made the first official move toward a website redesign project, expect ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:21 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1793
5 to 9 Years 2968
10 to 14 Years 2598
15 to 19 Years 2184
20 to 24 Years 1290
25 to 34 Years 3148
35 to 44 Years 5630
45 to 54 Years 4933
55 to 59 Years 1594
60 to 64 Years 1151
65 to 74 Years 1019
75 to 84 Years 465
85 Years and Over 121
Median Age (in years) 36.3

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Ancestry

American 769 2.4%
Arab 230 0.7%
Czech 387 1.2%
Danish 248 0.8%
Dutch 437 1.4%
English 1,599 5.1%
French (except Basque) 765 2.4%
French Canadian 85 0.3%
German 8,237 26.1%
Greek 220 0.7%
Hungarian 277 0.9%
Irish 5,488 17.4%
Italian 4,067 12.9%
Lithuanian 179 0.6%
Norwegian 811 2.6%
Polish 5,070 16.1%
Portuguese 47 0.1%
Russian 331 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 153 0.5%
Scottish 375 1.2%
Slovak 72 0.2%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 1,174 3.7%
Swiss 142 0.5%
Ukrainian 191 0.6%
Welsh 160 0.5%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.G ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am

Letter: Stay the course, governor

To the Editor:Governor, please keep in mind Reagan’s comment and stay the course.“I know it’s hard when you’re up to your armpits in alligat ...
April 1, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire chief honored nationally for work as instructor

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Nearly three decades after teaching his first class of recruits to the fire service, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Pr ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:03 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 384 2.1%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 593 3.3%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 5,051 28.0%
Some College, No Degree 4,704 26.0%
Associates Degree 1,808 10.0%
Bachelor's Degree 4,025 22.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,496 8.3%
Population 25 years and Over 18,061
High School Graduate or Higher 94.59%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.56&

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Gender

Male 14,654 50.72%
Female 14,240 49.28%
Total Population 28,894

 

Group for veterans with PTSD restarting in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – When the veterans therapy group he organized lost its funding last fall, Ted Biever was determined to continue the group ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:03 am

Woodstock crash sends Crystal Lake man to hospital

WOODSTOCK – A 66-year-old Crystal Lake man was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock Saturday morning after a two-vehicle crash, a fire off ...
April 30, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Lake in the Hills, Algonquin mull sign code change after Supreme Court ruling

Algonquin and Lake in the Hills this week became the latest McHenry County municipalities to consider changing their sign ordinances in ligh ...
April 28, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Household Type

Total Households 9,792
Family Households 7,556 77.16&
with own children under 18 years 4,250 43.40%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 9,792
Owner-Occupied 8,909 90.98%
Renter Occupied 883 9.01&

 

Sarley: Giant Fox River muskie not eligible for Illinois state record

The news of Nick Wechet’s catch of a giant muskie from the banks of the Fox River near the Algonquin Dam on Tuesday has become something he' ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:25 am

McHenry County animal shelters aim to create the perfect match with pets

WOODSTOCK – Ravelle Schwab considers herself a matchmaker of sorts.People come to her with an idea of their ideal new friend. Fun, loving, p ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:37 am

McHenry County movie theaters showing Prince's 'Purple Rain'

At least two McHenry County theaters are showing Prince’s “Purple Rain,” the 1984 quasi-autobiographical rock musical that became a cult cla ...
April 28, 2016 - 8:21 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1256

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 7,928
Median (dollars) $2023
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 981
Median (dollars) $674

 

American Legion members question higher Lake in the Hills video gaming fees

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Members of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 questioned the village's new video gaming rules at Tuesday's ...
April 27, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Sarley: Huge muskie caught on Fox River near Algonquin Dam on Tuesday

Sometimes you just get the urge to go fishing, you know? Carpentersville’s Nick Wechet woke up on Tuesday morning and his fiancée said to hi ...
April 28, 2016 - 3:36 pm

McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

On the Record With: 2015 Crystal Lake Central High School graduate managing her own business

CRYSTAL LAKE – Rachel Tarlach might be young, but don’t question her ambition.The 2015 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School went fro ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Huntley High School Class of 2019 will be last with class ranks

HUNTLEY – Huntley High School will shift to the Latin honor system to recognize student excellence after the Huntley Community School Distri ...
April 25, 2016 - 12:36 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA ...
April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 42 0.27%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,046 6.75%
Construction 1,044 6.74%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 2,464 15.90%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 984 6.35%
Information 444 2.86%
Manufacturing 2,796 18.04%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 763 4.92%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 1,560 10.06%
Public Administration 288 1.86%
Retail Trade 1,967 12.69%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 1,011 6.52%
Wholesale Trade 507 3.27%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 14,916

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Land

Area (in square miles) 10.38
Density (in square feet) 2,783.62

 

Lake in the Hills woman accused of selling drugs won't have to unlock phone, judge rules

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge denied the state's motion to require a Lake in the Hills woman accused of selling drugs to provide the pa ...
April 22, 2016 - 12:56 am

Dan McConchie appointed to fill Dan Duffy's seat in Illinois' 26th Senate District

BARRINGTON – After narrowly winning in the three-way Republican primary race last month, Dan McConchie was appointed Wednesday to be the new ...
April 21, 2016 - 10:24 am

Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replaceme ...
April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,609
Cuban 41
Mexican 1,941
Other Hispanic or Latino 443
Puerto Rican 184
Total Population 2,609
Not Hispanic or Latino 26,285
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 44
Asian Alone 1,290
Black or African American Alone 375
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 470
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 96
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 374
White Alone 24,106
Total Population 28,894

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State Rep. Jack Franks bill closing police, fire double-dipping loophole clears Illinois House

A bill that would forbid retired public safety workers from working full-time local government jobs while continuing to draw their pensions ...
April 18, 2016 - 11:14 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to see Sage YMCA pool rental proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Community High School District 155 board is expected to see a $45,850 swimming pool rental proposal at the next regular b ...
April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am

SEECOM finalizes contracts with Huntley, Lake in the Hills police departments

SEECOM will provide police dispatch services for Lake in the Hills and Huntley police departments beginning in 2017 after contracts were app ...
April 18, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155
Unified School Districts Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158
Unified School Districts Community Unit School Dist. 300

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Police: Lake in the Hills woman facing drug charges is heroin dealer

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Three Lake in the Hills residents were arrested Thursday on multiple charges related to delivery and possession of a con ...
April 16, 2016 - 12:20 am

Stoneybrook Park in Lake in the Hills slated for summer upgrade

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Stoneybrook Park is slated for upgrades this summer after village Parks and Recreation Director Laura Barron presented p ...
April 16, 2016 - 12:22 am

Huntley fire chief's SUV damaged in Randall Road crash

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Huntley Fire Protection District chief's district-issued SUV is out of service after police said the chief rear-ende ...
April 15, 2016 - 12:13 am

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