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State Rep. David McSweeney's Bill to eliminate red light cameras clears committee

A bill that would stop red light cameras in some communities is headed to the full Illinois House floor.The Illinois House of Representative ...
NEW: April 21, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Lake in the Hills police join campaign to address distracted driving

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills police have joined a campaign to eradicate distracted driving in an effort to make roads safer.The ...
April 17, 2015 - 11:09 am

40 years for Lake in the Hills man's 'systematic' sex abuse

WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man will spend the next three decades behind bars under a sentence issued Thursday for what a prosecutor des ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:27 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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Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 am

Lake in the Hills apartment building fire displaces residents (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS – One person was injured and about 20 were displaced in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night at an apartment building ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:31 am

Crystal Lake Park District projects include community center survey, restoration work

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state grant to pay for the renovations at Main Beach remains on hold, but the Crystal Lake Park District is moving “cauti ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:34 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 reviews sketch plans for proposed hotel, apartment complex

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Last year, a hospitality study indicated the village could support a hotel if such a project were to emerge, and on Mond ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Lake in the Hills police reports for April 14, 2015

• Tyra A. Tenuta, 48, 520 Vintage Drive, Lake in the Hills, was charged Thursday, Jan. 8, with two counts of domestic battery.• Daniel A. Ka ...
April 14, 2015 - 1:58 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&

 

New executive director named to MCC fundraising foundation

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has a new executive director for its fundraising arm.Katrina K. McGuire was named the Friends of McHen ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 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

 

McHenry County fire agencies adjust as firefighting field changes

Chief Tony Huemann of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District was the kid who grew up dreaming about jumping at the sound of a bell to ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:19 pm

LITH resident wins $200,000 in Ill. Lottery

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A longtime Lake in the Hills resident struck jackpot gold playing the Illinois Lottery earlier this month.According to a ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:47 am

Lake in the Hills under budget last fiscal year

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village ended the last fiscal year in good financial standing, able to increase the general fund balance by over $96 ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:36 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

Lake in the Hills Board: 2 incumbents, 1 newcomer take race

LAKE IN THE HILLS – While two incumbents remain on the Lake in the Hills Board after Tuesday's election, the third seat was taken from the t ...
April 8, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 am

Truck takes down cable wire in Lake in the Hills (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A driver was stuck inside his truck for about 40 minutes Monday after he hit a cable wire on Route 31 while doing constr ...
April 6, 2015 - 11:22 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

 

Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

McHenry County towns try to tackle climbing fire, police pension payments

A sizable chunk – nearly 14 percent – of Fox River Grove's general fund budget is set to go to police pensions this year. But the Village Bo ...
April 4, 2015 - 3:13 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 robotics team advances to world championship

CRYSTAL LAKE – A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship. The team – which kept th ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’ ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Public works employees, Lake in the Hills agree to new contract

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials and the village’s public works employees have reached a three-year agreement, which the seni ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:03 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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Medical offices approved for construction in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Construction for two new medical office buildings on Lakewood Road can begin this spring after a development plan was ap ...
March 31, 2015 - 10:39 am

Crystal Lake mayoral candidates differ on state of city

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake as described by the two candidates vying to be its mayor looks starkly different.One candidate descr ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm

McHenry County agencies highlight summer camp options for residents

CARY – This is crunch time for the Cary Park District. In a matter of weeks, registration for the district’s summer camps will open to paren ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09 am

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