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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

Crystal Lake Park District offers senior programs on painting, mosaics

CRYSTAL LAKE – Acrylic painting, watercolors and making a mosaic flower pot for the garden are some of the activities lined up for seniors a ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm

School District 47 hires Lundahl principal, Wehde Early Childhood Center administrator

CRYSTAL LAKE – The new top administrators for Lundahl Middle School and the Wehde Early Childhood Center have been chosen, bringing the numb ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:08 pm

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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Electricity rates to go down in several McHenry County communities

Electricity rates are set to go down for residents of five McHenry County communities. The municipalities of Algonquin, Huntley, Lakewood, R ...
April 22, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Illinois Supreme Court sets date for School District 155 bleacher case

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has set the date to hear oral arguments in the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers lawsuit. T ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:29 am

Lakewood’s ‘straw man’

To the Editor:Erin Smith claims no rational decision can be made about the TIF until the Village Board finishes its negotiations with the Sp ...
April 20, 2015 - 5:30 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

 

Lakewood subdivision to be financed through the crowd

LAKEWOOD – The homes being built in the Cambria subdivision are designed with empty nesters in mind – maintenance-free landscaping, architec ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Lakewood approves annual budget with 2 percent salary increases

LAKEWOOD – The budget approved unanimously by the Lakewood Village Board on Tuesday evening includes a 2 percent increase in salaries, added ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 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%

 

MCC offers Mother's Day cooking, mosaic art, acrylic painting classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Continuing Education Department is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch culinary class, mosaic art or an ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Crystal Lake Park District projects include community center survey, restoration work

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state grant to pay for the renovations at Main Beach remains on hold, but the Crystal Lake Park District is moving “cauti ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 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 to mark Arbor Day with tree planting

LAKEWOOD – The village’s Arbor Day celebration will feature the planting of a red maple at the intersection of Haligus and Conley roads.The ...
April 14, 2015 - 9:44 am

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Write-in candidate's win doesn't change thinking on Lakewood board

LAKEWOOD – Paul Serwatka's write-in candidacy focused on his opposition to a special taxing district approved by the Village Board early thi ...
April 10, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Unpopular decisons propel Cary, Lakewood write-ins, others to victory

The 10 percent of McHenry County voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election sent two village boards and a school district the powerful me ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:49 am

Write-in Serwatka poised for victory on Lakewood Village Board

LAKEWOOD – Write-in candidate Paul Serwatka almost certainly upset an incumbent on the Village Board, riding a wave of concern and disconten ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:03 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-based District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 am

Lakewood's first SSA to expire this year

LAKEWOOD – A severe drought and a lack of maintenance had left the largest of the Turnberry Lakes as essentially "nothing more than a mud ho ...
April 6, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Four taken to hospital following Lakewood crash

LAKEWOOD – A two-vehicle crash in Lakewood sent four people to the hospital Friday night, a fire official said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue Di ...
April 5, 2015 - 10:43 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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Sports complex not 'dead,' Lakewood village president says

LAKEWOOD – The sports complex proposed for Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road is not dead, the Lakewood village president said. But two hurdl ...
April 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Rain suppresses brush fires in McHenry County

Local fire officials credit rain that fell Thursday for helping to quash a rash of out of control brush fires that swept through McHenry Cou ...
April 2, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

CRYSTAL LAKE – A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship. The team – which kept th ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Schools

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

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Lakewood looks for long-term solution for fire protection services

LAKEWOOD – A long-term solution to the village of Lakewood’s fire protection services is a topic of conversation as the expiration date for ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Crystal Lake mayoral candidates differ on state of city

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake as described by the two candidates vying to be its mayor looks starkly different.One candidate descr ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Snow pushes Crystal Lake sewer work back; goal is to wrap up in July

CRYSTAL LAKE – A late snow stopped construction from getting started on a water main project in the Country Club Road area, according to a C ...
March 27, 2015 - 10:05 am

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