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Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus serv ...
May 27, 2015 - 9:25 am

Crystal Lake School District 47 educator recognized for technology work

CRYSTAL LAKE – The lead facilitator for Crystal Lake Community School District 47's new science, technology, engineering and mathematics pro ...
May 26, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Installation of water mains in Crystal Lake's Country Club subdivision wrapped up

CRYSTAL LAKE – All the water mains are in the ground in the final phase of the Country Club subdivision project.The installation of all the ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:52 am

Age

Under 5 Years 139
5 to 9 Years 390
10 to 14 Years 324
15 to 19 Years 377
20 to 24 Years 173
25 to 34 Years 142
35 to 44 Years 719
45 to 54 Years 621
55 to 59 Years 447
60 to 64 Years 343
65 to 74 Years 277
75 to 84 Years 162
85 Years and Over 70
Median Age (in years) 43.5

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Ancestry

American 221 4.5%
Arab 60 1.2%
Czech 36 0.7%
Danish 55 1.1%
Dutch 85 1.7%
English 448 9.1%
French (except Basque) 70 1.4%
French Canadian 0 0.0%
German 1,428 28.9%
Greek 0 0.0%
Hungarian 22 0.4%
Irish 839 17.0%
Italian 220 4.5%
Lithuanian 8 0.2%
Norwegian 53 1.1%
Polish 758 15.4%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 117 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 44 0.9%
Scottish 87 1.8%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 234 4.7%
Swiss 0 0.0%
Ukrainian 121 2.5%
Welsh 30 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Crystal Lake Park District's state funding for after-school programs, camps in jeopardy

CRYSTAL LAKE – State funding for many of the families that use the Crystal Lake Park District’s day camps and after-school programs as their ...
May 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Portion of Crystal Lake's West Bay to be treated with herbicide

CRYSTAL LAKE – The northern areas of Crystal Lake’s West Bay will be treated with an aquatic herbicide this week.Hey and Associates Inc. wil ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Cary-Grove seniors showcase artwork at Odyssey Artwalk

CARY – The Cary-Grove High School Odyssey Artwalk was senior Sydney Romero’s first show. Her collection of sculptures – a tea set with Man i ...
May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 12 0.4%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 0 0.0%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 319 11.5%
Some College, No Degree 450 16.2%
Associates Degree 216 7.8%
Bachelor's Degree 1,207 43.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree 577 20.7%
Population 25 years and Over 2,781
High School Graduate or Higher 99.56&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 64.14&

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Gender

Male 2,096 50.10%
Female 2,088 49.90%
Total Population 4,184

 

8 Crystal Lake Community School District 47 schools to get new leaders

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eight of the 13 schools in Crystal Lake Community School District 47 will have new leadership next school year, as four princ ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:47 am

Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes ...
May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

Family Kite Festival brings free kites, flying lessons to Crystal Lake park

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kites, some as large as 90 feet, will be taking to the skies this Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal Lake Park District along ...
May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am

Household Type

Total Households 1,374
Family Households 1,210 88.06%
with own children under 18 years 588 42.79%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 1,374
Owner-Occupied 1,351 98.32&
Renter Occupied 23 1.67%

 

Celebrate Lakewood to add petting zoo to offerings

LAKEWOOD – A petting zoo is being added to the family-friendly festivities offered at this year’s Celebrate Lakewood event.The annual festiv ...
May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am

Lakewood to use helicopters to spray for gypsy moths

LAKEWOOD – Helicopters will be spraying for gypsy moths in two Lakewood locations, the village said. The two locations cannot be reached usi ...
May 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Lakewood keeps current rules for unimproved, vacant lots

LAKEWOOD – The owners of 300 unimproved or vacant lots in Lakewood will have to keep mowing their properties in their entirety, the Lakewood ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $2,000+

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,067
Median (dollars) $3194
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 284
Median (dollars) $1,000+

 

Main, West Beach closed to swimmers for 24 hours after herbicide applications

CRYSTAL LAKE – The swimming areas at both Main Beach and West Beach will be treated with herbicide Tuesday, the park district said in a news ...
May 14, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Hydrant flushing to start Monday in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants starting MondayFlushing will be scheduled during daytime hour ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:16 am

Cary-Grove student confirmed to have bacterial meningitis

CARY – ​A Cary-Grove High School student has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis, the school district reported. The McHenry County Heal ...
May 10, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake Park District to send out summer brochures on events, programs

CRYSTAL LAKE – A brochure detailing the special events and programs planned for this summer by the Crystal Lake Park District will be arrivi ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:54 pm

McHenry County College Board of Trustees picks new chairman

CRYSTAL LAKE – The board that oversees McHenry County College has a new leader, but the “philosophies and direction” of the board “won’t cha ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Volunteers needed to monitor Crystal Lake water quality

CRYSTAL LAKE – Volunteers track water quality at Crystal Lake’s namesake lake May through October each year, and the Crystal Lake Park Distr ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 0 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 125 0.81%
Construction 79 0.51%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 322 2.08%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 257 1.66%
Information 25 0.16%
Manufacturing 247 1.59%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 56 0.36%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 270 1.74%
Public Administration 31 0.20%
Retail Trade 82 0.53%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 45 0.29%
Wholesale Trade 182 1.17%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 1,721

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Land

Area (in square miles) 3.67
Density (in square feet) 1,140.05

 

School District 155 Board keeps current leadership over requests of new members

CRYSTAL LAKE – The leadership of the Community High School District 155 Board will not be changing. The three new members of the board were ...
May 5, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Negotiations fall through on Crystal Lake Park District rec center site

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recreation and aquatic center won't be happening at the 27 acres off Ackman Road in Lake in the Hills. That's despite the v ...
May 4, 2015 - 11:51 pm

On the Record with: Crystal Lake School District 47 STEM teacher Emily Schaefer

CRYSTAL LAKE – Emily Schaefer’s classroom is loud.It’s the first thing a lot of visitors notice, the Husmann Elementary School teacher said. ...
May 4, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Mark Kirk
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 117
Cuban 78
Mexican 39
Other Hispanic or Latino 0
Puerto Rican 0
Total Population 117
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,067
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 126
Black or African American Alone 130
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 69
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 69
White Alone 3,742
Total Population 4,184

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Crystal Lake School District 47 plans for mostly maintenance work over summer

CRYSTAL LAKE – No significant remodeling or building projects are lined up for the summer at Crystal Lake Community School District 47, its ...
May 2, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Brush fire partially, temporarily closed Route 47

LAKEWOOD – A brush fire that got out of control partially closed Route 47 for about 20 minutes Friday afternoon, a Woodstock fire official s ...
May 1, 2015 - 4:29 pm

Mother's Day craft, history part of children's program in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Children can make a Victorian-style silhouette as a Mother’s Day surprise at an upcoming Hands-on History event.The free prog ...
April 30, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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Algonquin trying to meet state requirements for affordable housing

ALGONQUIN – Officials on Tuesday said there is more work to be done in bringing affordable housing to the village of Algonquin. The Committe ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:50 pm

School District 47 students' art to be on display in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A range of works by Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 students will be on display at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park as pa ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Road projects have started in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – Work is underway on Lakewood Road and Lake Avenue. Nicor Gas is in the process of relocating its gas main so the village’s contra ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:13 pm

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