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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

1 taken to hospital after crash near Algonquin and Randall roads (with video)

ALGONQUIN – One female patient was transported to an area hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Algonquin Road, fire offic ...
March 4, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney files bill on TIF-related bonds

A bill filed Friday would give voters a way to stop referendums tied to tax increment financing districts. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Bar ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:15 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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Marlowe Middle School students perform musical comedy March 13-14

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Students from Marlowe Middle School will perform a musical comedy about a fast-talking salesman on March 13 and 14.Ticke ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:00 am

District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next ye ...
March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.Under an agreem ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm

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

 

Everyday Hero: Matt Koll

During the school day, Matt Koll is Crystal Lake High School’s choir teacher, directing youngsters while they sing. At one point, Koll direc ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Heroes: Lemonade Brigade

The Lemonade Brigade has been so busy these past months that they have trouble keeping track of which event was for which person. Sitting in ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Hearing on School District 155 bleachers postponed again

CRYSTAL LAKE – The hearing on the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has once again been postponed – this time at the re ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 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&

 

Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department presents March activities

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department recently released the dates and times of several events coming up ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Crystal Lake School District 47 hosts presentation on immigration policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – Information on the immigration policy change made by President Barack Obama will be the focus on a presentation hosted by Cry ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

McHenry County office space market improving, but at slow pace, experts say

In October, a medical device company moved its headquarters from Hoffman Estates to Huntley, occupying more than 58,000 square feet of previ ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm

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

 

Lake in the Hills mosque receives threatening letter

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A mosque in Lake in the Hills recently received a threatening and derogatory letter that underscores the dangerous misco ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 4:23 pm

McHenry County’s martial arts industry continues growing

CARY – Local martial arts businesses are fighting back and taking new ground after being squeezed during the recession.Signs of increasing g ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am

Lake in the Hills man admits to sexually assaulting female relatives

WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man could potentially be sentenced to more than 200 years behind bars on allegations that he carried on a pa ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:50 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

Food drive set for Crystal Lake-based School District 47 students in need

CRYSTAL LAKE – An in-store food drive will collect healthy snacks and breakfast items for Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School Distric ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:03 am

My Sister's Dress to sell used prom dresses for $25 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Prom still is a while away, but an opportunity to find an affordable dress is coming up in less than a month. My Sister’s Dre ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:58 pm

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

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

 

Crystal Lake District 47 elementary schools recognized for nutrition efforts

CRYSTAL LAKE – The meals offered at District 47’s elementary schools now are more nutritious, and students are learning more about nutrition ...
Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:01 pm

McHenry man wins $100,000 with scratch-off lottery ticket

McHENRY – A McHenry man won $100,000 playing a scratch-off lottery ticket. Kent Pleva was at home when he used a coin to scratch the $10 Mil ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:08 am

Marengo teen injured, cited after Algonquin rollover

ALGONQUIN – A 16-year-old Marengo resident was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries after a rollover crash Thursday in Algonquin, o ...
Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:48 pm

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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McHenry County pediatricians watching measles outbreak with concern

McHenry County pediatrician Dr. Laura Buthod has never seen a case of measles in her more than 20 years of practice. Neither have Dr. Celina ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm

One arrested after search of downtown Crystal Lake residence

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in downtown Crystal Lake and arrested one person, officials said.De ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:45 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

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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Lake in the Hills board schedules vote for Speedway gas station proposal

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village Board members on Tuesday gave their final notes and moved the proposed Speedway gas station at Harvest Gate and ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155’s proposal to nix class ranks draws few critics

CRYSTAL LAKE – With all the stressors weighing on kids, Kim Fleer just couldn’t see getting rid of one potential stressor – and one honor th ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:17 am

Lake in the Hills, Spring Grove, McHenry County receive snow fighting award

Snow plowing crews for three agencies have been recognized for their efforts in protecting motorists and the environment by the Virginia-bas ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm

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