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1 injured in crash at Randall and Algonquin roads

ALGONQUIN – One person was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin with injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle cras ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Lake in the Hills plans extra enforcement for Super Bowl weekend

LAKE IN THE HILLS — The Lake in the Hills Police Department will have an increased enforcement campaign to patrol drunk drivers this Super B ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:23 pm

Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 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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66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 am

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Districts adds info meetings on tax referendum

ALGONQUIN — The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District has added informational meetings for voters to learn about the district ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 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

 

Lake in the Hills police reports for Feb. 1, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:06 pm

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host STEM conference

Sixth- through eighth-grade girls will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math at a conference being hosted by Crystal ...
Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Prairie Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community H ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 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&

 

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Lake in the Hills police officers to receive Huntley fire award for saving man's life

HUNTLEY – Two Lake in the Hills police officers will be honored with Life Saving Awards at Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntley Fire Protection ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:35 pm

Damage contained to kitchen in small Algonquin fire

ALGONQUIN – A small fire in Algonquin was put out in five minutes after it damaged a kitchen stove and cabinets, a fire official said.The Al ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:06 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 school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Lake in the Hills preschoolers to donate books to low-income families, schools

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills preschoolers will be collecting books to be donated to low income families and schools.The goal of the ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm

McHenry County group honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by calling for action

CRYSTAL LAKE – Amid a season riddled with turmoil over religious and racial differences, a Chicago minister told a group of religious leader ...
Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:04 am

McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges ...
Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 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

 

3 Lake in the Hills businesses recognized for work in village

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills business that donated $2,000 worth of materials and helped remodel the kitchen at Turning Point’s Wo ...
Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:40 am

McHenry County schools: Illinois budget uncertainty makes capital projects planning difficult

ALGONQUIN – The floor tiles at Dundee Highlands Elementary School look like a poorly designed patchwork quilt.The bathrooms need to be updat ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 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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Woodstock eyes working with other McHenry County towns on road repairs

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock held an informational meeting with other area municipalities to discuss how the city can collaborate to sh ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Crystal Lake school bus rear-ended in Lake in the Hills crash (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS — A Crystal Lake school bus was rear-ended Tuesday morning in Lake in the Hills with 30 students on board, firefighters sa ...
Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:14 am

Bull Valley police chief accuses Lake in the Hills man of defamation on Facebook page

WOODSTOCK – Bull Valley Police Chief James Page has filed a defamation lawsuit against a man who is suing him, claiming malicious posts on t ...
Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:20 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 to hold focus groups to aid commercial development planning

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills is looking for feedback on quality of life as well as grocery, retail and auto dealersh ...
Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:31 am

Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire district makes case for tax increase referendum

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Officials from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District said the district’s loss of funding from commerc ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:11 am

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