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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

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

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-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

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

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

 

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

Crystal Lake Park District offers dance, pom-poms camps

CRYSTAL LAKE – Slots are still available for several dance and poms camps offered by the Crystal Lake Park District this summer.Two pom-pom ...
July 20, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Opening on Crystal Lake Park District board

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is looking to fill a seat on its governing board.Park Board Commissioner Paul Myers, who was e ...
July 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm

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 Park District forms adult beanball baseball leagues

Church seeks vendors for craft fair in CaryCARY – Cary United Methodist Church, 500 First St., is seeking crafters to participate in its cra ...
July 20, 2015 - 12:22 am

Lakewood gifted six properties along RedTail Drive

LAKEWOOD – Several lots along RedTail Drive have been donated to the village of Lakewood, the village administrator said.The six lots had be ...
July 20, 2015 - 12:16 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers wine tasting class

CRYSTAL LAKE – Taste some wine and learn the fundamentals at a wine study and tasting offered by the Crystal Lake Park District next week.Of ...
July 18, 2015 - 10:47 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 takes first formal step on creating new SSA despite 'filibuster'

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood's newest Village Board member turned a vote on whether to replace the Turnberry Lakes' expiring special service area int ...
July 18, 2015 - 12:19 am

Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake to take a turn through 1950s

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Sunday Series at the historic Colonel Palmer House will include trip back to see farming life in the 1950s.The Crystal La ...
July 15, 2015 - 10:51 am

Drop-in program planned for Crystal Lake, Lakewood crafters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crafters looking for a chance to finish up projects while meeting other crafters will have a few more opportunities this summ ...
July 15, 2015 - 10:45 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake Park District to offer art classes for seniors

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two art classes for seniors will be among the offerings the Crystal Lake Park District has lined up this summer.The art class ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:55 am

Crystal Lake Park District to offer cooking classes in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – Cooking classes for kids and adults will be offered by the Crystal Lake Park District in conjunction with Lakewood’s Confetti Gou ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:54 am

Crystal Lake Main Beach movie nights to show 'Big Hero 6,' 'Muppets Most Wanted'

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can wear their superhero costumes and bring their blankets to an upcoming showing of “Big Hero 6” at the Main Beach Band ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:51 am

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

 

Crystal Lake, Geneva teens uninjured after car crashes into Lakewood tree

LAKEWOOD – Two Crystal Lake 16-year-olds, one Crystal Lake 15-year-old and one Geneva 16-year-old were uninjured after the car they were in ...
July 13, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Open water swim races to be held on Crystal Lake at Main Beach

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two open water swim races will take to Crystal Lake this weekend.The Crystal Lake Park District is hosting the annual races S ...
July 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Artisans, crafters needed for Crystal Lake Park District’s Blast on the Beach

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crafters and artisans now can buy booth space for the Crystal Lake Park District Arts and Crafts Show at the Black Diamond Bl ...
July 9, 2015 - 11:37 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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2-vehicle crash near Lakewood, Lake in the Hills border sends 2 to hospital

LAKEWOOD – Two people were taken to the hospital after a car crash Thursday at Lakewood and Ackman roads, near the border of Lakewood and La ...
July 9, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Crystal Lake's 'Operation Playground' volunteers invited to appreciation picnic

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than two decades ago, a group of volunteers built the Woodscreek Park playground. The Crystal Lake Park District is host ...
July 9, 2015 - 11:44 pm

GOP primary to replace Rep. Mike Tryon getting crowded

The primary contest to replace retiring Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon is shaping up to be at least a four-way race. McHenry County Board ...
July 9, 2015 - 6:43 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 offers leadership program for teenage girls

CRYSTAL LAKE – A program to provide teenage girls with leadership training will be offered this month in Crystal Lake. The Legacy of Leaders ...
July 9, 2015 - 12:47 am

Developer hopes to save 'dead development' in Crystal Lake but concerns raised over density

CRYSTAL LAKE – The housing market isn’t what it was when the Bryn Mawr subdivision was approved in 2004.Only the first phase of the project ...
July 8, 2015 - 12:16 am

Former Cary-Grove High School teacher awarded presidential award in teaching

CARY – A former Cary-Grove High School teacher has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Tea ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:11 pm

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