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Crystal Lake-based School District 47 hopes website design improves parent engagement

CRYSTAL LAKE – Not all District 47 families have a computer at home.That was one of the thoughts behind the in-progress update of the Crysta ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm

McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks. Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:04 am

Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 staff and vis ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm

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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Grafton Township agrees to sell land for defunct town hall to developer

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Grafton Township officials have agreed to sell the land once slotted for a defunct, $3.5 million town hall project to a ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 am

School District 47 Board unanimously approves tax levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – With the possibilities of pension costs being shifted onto local school districts and the education funding formula being rew ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 47 lays out initiatives to boost achievement

CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 wants to be the top school district in McHenry County by the end of the 2016-17 school year. The district laid ou ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 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

 

Lake in the Hills offering winter break camp

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a winter break camp for kindergarten through fifth-graders, ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 am

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

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 plans Thursday vote on $27.6M budget proposal

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village is planning a $27.6 million budget for its next fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1. However, the village is pr ...
Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:06 am

District 155 submits zoning request for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial and lawsuit-inspiring bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will start making their way through the c ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:26 am

Grafton Township tax assessment appeal period ends Monday

Property owners in Grafton Township have until the end of business Monday to challenge their assessments if they choose.Grafton Township, wh ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:30 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

 

Marengo, Lake in the Hills surprised by gas station gambling ruling

LAKE IN THE HILLS – An Illinois Gaming Board decision that granted a Lake in the Hills gas station permission to use video gaming machines a ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:50 pm

Lake in the Hills putting on holiday lights decorating contest

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a holiday lights decorating contest, according to a news releas ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Lake in the Hills police reports for Dec. 4, 2014

• Kevin H. Fischer, 54, 272 Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills, was charged Monday, Nov. 3, with violation of no contact order.• A computer was ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

Red-tailed hawk injured in collision at Lake in the Hills Airport released (with video)

RINGWOOD – The red-tailed hawk swooped up from Beth Gunderson's arm but didn't go far. It hopped from tree to tree, branch to branch, likely ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Lake in the Hills to kick off Festival of Trees with lighting Friday

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's annual Festival of Trees is scheduled to begin on Friday with a tree-lighting ceremony featuring Santa and ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:31 am

Lake in the Hills Police, Papa Saverio's Pizzeria promote seatbelt use

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The police department is partnering with Papa Saverio's Pizzeria to remind people about the requirement of wearing seatb ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:25 am

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 man faces sex crimes involving girl

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A 28-year-old Lake in the Hills man is being held on $50,000 bond at the McHenry County Jail on aggravated criminal sexu ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm

D-155 to start city zoning process for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 plans on starting the zoning process on its controversial $1.18 million bleacher expansion ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Unemployment rate in McHenry County falls to 5.1 percent

McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell 1.9 percentage points in October compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary data ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 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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Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 taxpayers will likely see the taxes they pay to the district rise next year.The school boa ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:41 pm

McHenry County police departments to boost Thanksgiving enforcement

Police departments around McHenry County are set to have extra enforcement to make sure people are wearing seat belts and not driving drunk ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 47 to consider levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 is moving ahead with a proposed increase in its property tax levy. The school board unanimously approved a $68 mi ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:01 am

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 adopts annual levy

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board has adopted its $5.4 million property tax levy. The estimated levy is about $2,000 less than last year ...
Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:01 am

Algonquin library district holding holiday giving activities

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District has Christmas trees up at each of its branches to help area residents in need, accord ...
Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Crystal Lake-based high school District 155 to offer more AP classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A slew of new courses will be offered to Community High School District 155 students next school year.The courses include fou ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm

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