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Letter: Alternative plan for Randall, Algonquin roads

When considering the intersection of Randall and Algonquin roads, I am mystified why officials feel that additional lanes allowing more vehi ...
June 1, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin library moves forward with $7.4M plan to add 8,000 square feet

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Area Public Library officials will move forward with a $7.4 million plan that will add 8,074 square feet to the librar ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am

Affordable housing complex celebrates opening in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Villas of Lake in the Hills celebrated its opening Wednesday with 60 new, affordable housing units.The units – which ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:26 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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Letter: Restriction of our rights

What happened to our nation’s founding principles? Recently, several instances have occurred at the national level that demonstrates the los ...
June 29, 2016 - 5:30 am

Lake in the Hills police commissioner appointed to Village Board

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The former chairman of the village’s Police Commission was appointed to the Village Board at the board’s meeting last we ...
June 28, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Lake in the Hills pursuing funding for Lakewood Road bike path

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village will apply for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Grant Program to try to get funding for a bike path a ...
June 25, 2016 - 11:57 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 sets July 18 public hearing to repeal zoning ordinance restricting non-retail businesses

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on July 18 to discuss text amendments that would repeal a recently pass ...
June 25, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Lake in the Hills beach closed Friday because of elevated bacteria levels

LAKE IN THE HILLS — Indian Trails beach in Lake in the Hills is closed Friday after elevated bacteria levels were detected in a water sampli ...
June 24, 2016 - 11:35 pm

Randall Road project heads to McHenry County Board with conflicting committee votes

WOODSTOCK – The fate of the long-planned Randall Road widening project will go to the full McHenry County Board on split recommendations fro ...
June 24, 2016 - 12:42 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 zoning board recommends repealing ordinance restricting non-retail uses

LAKE IN THE HILLS – After an outcry from local real estate agents, business owners and property owners, the Lake in the Hills zoning board u ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:02 am

Police probe Lake in the Hills motorcycle crash that injured Gilberts man

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Authorities continue to investigate a Friday evening crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist on Randall Road in Lake ...
June 20, 2016 - 12:22 am

Prison sentence stands in DUI crash that paralyzed Algonquin man

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not reconsider a lengthy prison sentence for a Hoffman Estates man who admitted to driving under the ...
June 17, 2016 - 11:49 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 motorcycle crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills motorcycle crash sent one man to the hospital Friday, a fire official said.Crystal Lake Fire Rescue ...
June 17, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Committee narrows expansion options for Algonquin library

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library’s Board of Trustees will consider two primary options for expansion at its meeting next week a ...
June 16, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Fate of Randall Road widening cloudier with County Board committee vote

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee voted against allocating funds to buy land for the long-planned Randall Road improvement projec ...
June 15, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $85,429

 

Lake in the Hills police reports for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
June 15, 2016 - 8:40 am

McHenry County schools emphasize importance of data in education today

Behind every curriculum, instructional or behavioral decision a school district makes, there likely is a set of numbers acting as a guiding ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm

WalletHub ranks Crystal Lake in top 10 for Best Small Cities in America

CRYSTAL LAKE – A national survey told the people of Crystal Lake something many of them already know – it’s a great place to live.WalletHub, ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:44 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

 

Golf outing for Algonquin/LITH fire, Algonquin police set for July 9

ALGONQUIN – The 15th annual golf outing benefiting the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Firefighters Local 3985 and Algonquin Police Benevolent O ...
June 13, 2016 - 12:24 am

LITH approves contract for road resurfacing project

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village is moving forward with its 2016 resurfacing road project after the Village Board awarded a construction cont ...
June 11, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Lake in the Hills Police investigating driver who fled after investigative stop

Lake in the Hills police are searching for a driver who fled on foot after an investigative stop late Friday night.According to Lake in the ...
June 11, 2016 - 7:00 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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McHenry County organizations offering summer options for working parents

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Sage YMCA this year is offering a new program for parents who want their children to get the full summer experience.Throu ...
June 10, 2016 - 11:14 pm

McHenry County cancer survivors celebrate life at Centegra in McHenry

McHENRY – Sunlight, jazz music and the sound of happy reunions filled the Centegra’s Sage Cancer Center on Sunday as nearly 400 people gathe ...
June 6, 2016 - 9:09 am

Summer concert series return to McHenry County

Throughout the late spring and summer, McHenry County residents have the opportunity to get outside and listen to music.From city bands, to ...
June 6, 2016 - 12:15 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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3 more McHenry County students win National Merit Scholarships

Three area students will receive annual scholarships through the college-sponsored Merit Scholarship program, according to a news release fr ...
June 5, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin crash sends Crystal Lake motorcyclist to hospital, police say

ALGONQUIN – A motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with serious head injuries after a crash with a 69-year-old male driver Friday even ...
June 5, 2016 - 12:43 am

Letter: Wonder what manager will be paid

United Way, a non-profit organization, hired a new marketing manager. One wonders what she will be paid?Bill McElmanLake In The Hills ...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30 am

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