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Crystal Lake Community School District 47 receives financial recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 once again has been recognized for its financial reporting.The district received th ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Lakewood to replace expiring SSA with new one

LAKEWOOD – A special property tax district, often known as an SSA, is proposed to replace an expiring one that raises money to maintain the ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Woodstock driver collides with Lakewood police car, driver's ed vehicle

LAKEWOOD – McHenry County sheriff’s police cited two drivers Wednesday after one of the drivers crashed into a driver’s education vehicle an ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:17 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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MCC Board voices opposition to prevailing wage law

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state’s prevailing wage act is an oppressive law that tells local elected officials how to vote, a McHenry County College ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Volunteers needed for Blast on the Beach event in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is looking for volunteers, businesses and groups to help staff the upcoming Blast on the Beach ...
June 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Crystal Lake Park District seeks input on splash pad hours

CRYSTAL LAKE – As the splash pad at Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle turns on this July, the Crystal Lake Park District is looking for feedb ...
June 25, 2015 - 11:14 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 Main Beach reopens after closing for elevated bacterial levels last week

CRYSTAL LAKE – Main Beach has reopened after elevated bacteria levels closed it Friday. Staff from the McHenry County Health Department coll ...
June 26, 2015 - 12:07 am

Climbing wall now available through Crystal Lake Park District

CRYSTAL LAKE – A three-person, 24-foot rock climbing wall is the newest addition to the Crystal Lake Park District’s Nature Center.The climb ...
June 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm

McHenry County Tennis Classic to return in July

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Tennis Classic is expected to draw about 300 players in July.The tournament is broken into three Friday-th ...
June 22, 2015 - 11:43 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%

 

Main Beach to host summer concerts in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Themed concert nights are new to this summer’s lineup of entertainment at Main Beach.All the concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday ...
June 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Crystal Lake Park District picnic areas, beaches available for reservations

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Park District picnic areas and pavilions can be reserved.Park district residents, nonresidents, corporate groups ...
June 22, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Crystal Lake School District 155 changes official public-comment policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – A written policy had required those wanting to speak during Community High School District 155’s school board meetings to giv ...
June 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

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+

 

Crystal Lake School District 155 superintendent awarded maximum bonus

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s superintendent will receive the maximum bonus allowed under his contract, the school boa ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Enrollment may be stabilizing for some McHenry County school districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 saw a slight bump in its enrollment this year – a sign that after years of decline, ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm

District 155 moves swimming program from Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake after cost hike

CRYSTAL LAKE – The price tag to swim at the renovated Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago is just too high for Community High School District 155. Th ...
June 18, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake Racket Club to offer combo golf, tennis camps

CRYSTAL LAKE – Combination golf and tennis summer camps are planned at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Racket Club this summer.The camps, f ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am

Crystal Lake Main Beach site of Guinness World Record attempt for largest swimming lesson

CRYSTAL LAKE – An effort to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest swimming lesson will be made Thursday at Crystal Lake Ma ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:17 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 weighs eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – School board members were hesitant during a discussion on eliminating class rank at Community High School District 155, as th ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:17 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

 

Herbicide to be applied near some Crystal Lake lakefront properties

CRYSTAL LAKE – Herbicide treatments around West Bay next week will close certain parts of the lake to swimmers. Hey and Associates Inc. will ...
June 18, 2015 - 12:37 am

Crystal Lake Park District to offer chess camps

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two summer camps offered by the Crystal Lake Park District are designed to introduce chess to kids.The classes, for children ...
June 17, 2015 - 1:07 am

Some McHenry County school districts think about shifting to standards-based grading

ALGONQUIN – A disconnect can exist between the grades children receive and their understanding of the concepts, the Community Unit School Di ...
June 17, 2015 - 12:49 am

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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'Operation Playground' volunteer recognition event rescheduled

CRYSTAL LAKE – Stormy weather led to the cancellation of a picnic planned to recognize the volunteers that built the Woodscreek Park playgro ...
June 15, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Ice cream social with baggo, bingo set for seniors in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – An afternoon full of ice cream, baggo, bingo and entertainment is planned for seniors at the Grand Oaks Recreation Center thi ...
June 15, 2015 - 11:41 pm

'Operation Playground' volunteers invited back to Crystal Lake park

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than two decades ago, a group of volunteers built the Woodscreek Park playground.The Crystal Lake Park District is hosti ...
June 14, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Schools

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

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Crystal Lake High School District 155 projects deficit for 2015-16 budget

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 could be in the red more than half a million dollars by the end of the 2015-16 budget year ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Crystal Lake Community School District 47 robotics team takes home trophy

CRYSTAL LAKE – An all-girls team of Husmann Elementary School fifth-graders has wrapped up its rookie year, earning a spot at the North Amer ...
June 12, 2015 - 12:35 am

Lakewood looks to turn village hall into restaurant

LAKEWOOD – A "destination restaurant" could take the place of the Lakewood Village Hall, at least that's what village officials are shooting ...
June 12, 2015 - 12:12 am

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