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Crystal Lake Park District releases brochure of fall programs

CRYSTAL LAKE – The fall brochure including all Crystal Lake Park District’s fall programs and events has been mailed out to residents.The br ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am

McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other d ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers programs for home-schoolers

CRYSTAL LAKE – An upcoming expo designed for parents who home-school is one of several programs offered by the Crystal Lake Park District de ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:09 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 OKs watershed study for Sterne's Woods

CRYSTAL LAKE – The changing watershed of Sterne’s Woods and Fens has made some places wetter than they historically would be while drying ou ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Bus tour to cover history of Crystal Lake Park District sites

CRYSTAL LAKE – A bus tour will traverse the colorful history of the various parks and facilities associated with the Crystal Lake Park Distr ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:28 am

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ to play at Main Beach

CRYSTAL LAKE – The movie “Muppets Most Wanted” will hit the screen Friday night at Main Beach. The free showing will start as soon as it get ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:36 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

 

Despite grant in limbo, Crystal Lake's Main Beach project seeks city approval

CRYSTAL LAKE – The money to replace the boathouse, pier and playground at Main Beach remains in limbo as the state’s budget fight continues, ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:44 am

Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge make Newsweek ranking of public high schools

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Community High School District 155 high schools have made Newsweek's annual list of "America's Top High Schools." Cary - ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:17 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 nixes class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s Class of 2018 will be the last with valedictorians and salutatorians. The School Distric ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:31 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%

 

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 OKs contract for superintendent

CRYSTAL LAKE – The superintendent of Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will be staying for another three years. The School District ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:38 am

Decline of monarch butterflies spurs events in Crystal Lake, Ringwood

CRYSTAL LAKE – A fair with face painting plus science and art activities is part of a handful of events in the area designed to raise awaren ...
Aug. 17, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Bleacher lawsuit costs Crystal Lake more than School District 155; documents show

CRYSTAL LAKE – The lawsuit over the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has cost the city of Crystal Lake more than $2 ...
Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:33 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+

 

Lakewood trustee joins 4-way race to replace Mike Tryon

Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka announced his candidacy for the 66th Illinois House District, making the March Republican primary a f ...
Aug. 15, 2015 - 12:23 am

Debt payment pushes Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47's operating budget into red

CRYSTAL LAKE – Uncertainties at the state level have Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 planning conservatively for the coming schoo ...
Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:26 am

SEECOM partners on missing children preparedness project

CRYSTAL LAKE – The consolidated emergency dispatch center that serves several McHenry County communities has completed more than 100 hours o ...
Aug. 12, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 talks balancing technology

CRYSTAL LAKE – The kids were supposed to be examining and debating a book on an online discussion board, but they were just throwing their t ...
Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:24 am

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 launches revamped website

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new website rolled out Friday by Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 is meant to be a go-to source for parents, stud ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Crystal Lake Community School District 47 kindergartners can meet buses

CRYSTAL LAKE – Incoming Crystal Lake Community School District 47 kindergartners will get the chance to meet the school bus ahead of their f ...
Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:21 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

 

Colonel Palmer House to host oxen, vintage bikes in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A collection of vintage automobiles, motorcyclists and even a team of oxen will be on display at the Colonel Palmer House as ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 highlights rankings

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three of Community High School District 155's high schools made the top 100 of Illinois public schools as ranked by a start-u ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Lakewood tailors affordable housing plan to seniors, adults with disabilities

LAKEWOOD – With demand high, group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities play a new role in Lakewood’s plans to ...
July 30, 2015 - 11:36 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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Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle splash pad gets extended hours

CRYSTAL LAKE – Hours for the splash pad at Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle have been increased for the remainder of the season as a result ...
July 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Lakewood man strikes 63-year-old Crystal Lake pedestrian, police say

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police cited a 21-year-old man from Lakewood after they said he struck a 63-year-old Crystal Lake woman while she was walking ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:30 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The conclusion came as Crystal Lake-based Co ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Schools

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

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Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club looks to expand membership, users

ALGONQUIN – After six years of running in the red, the Racket Club is looking to expand its base – and its income.The Racket Club has outlin ...
July 26, 2015 - 12:06 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves balanced budget despite initial deficit worries

CRYSTAL LAKE – An influx of state dollars could push Community High School District 155 into the black this budget year, a school official s ...
July 23, 2015 - 9:23 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 reaches new agreement for swim teams

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 swimmers will have a pool this coming school year. The district’s school board unanimously ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

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