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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

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

Lakewood to do fewer infrastructure projects, village manager says

LAKEWOOD – This year marks the last year the village of Lakewood will be able to invest in infrastructure with the savings it has in the ban ...
March 26, 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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Swing band to perform at Park Place in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 20-piece swing band will take the stage this April at Park Place.The band Let’s Dance will perform classic songs made famou ...
March 26, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Open house set at Barlina House Preschool

CRYSTAL LAKE – Families interested in registering at Barlina House Preschool can get a look at the Crystal Lake Park District facility at an ...
March 24, 2015 - 9:29 am

Lakewood recognized for 14th year as Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation

LAKEWOOD – The village of Lakewood has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 14th year.Lakewood earned thi ...
March 24, 2015 - 9:40 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

 

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Election 2015: 4 vie for 3 seats on Lakewood Village Board

LAKEWOOD – A write-in candidate frustrated by the recent approval of a special taxing district has made the race for the three open seats on ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:31 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%

 

Electronic billboard permit squeaks by McHenry County Board

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved, but just barely, its first request to erect an electronic billboard since approving new and t ...
March 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board candidates talk bleachers, Common Core and more

CRYSTAL LAKE – Property taxes, the federal Common Core curriculum standards and the accompanying state tests and the controversial bleachers ...
March 20, 2015 - 9:41 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 candidate forum scheduled for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – The nine candidates running for the Community High School District 155 Board will have a chance to share their views at an up ...
March 17, 2015 - 11:22 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+

 

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to super regionals

CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of Crystal Lake South High School students will be heading to a super regional robotics tournament next week, one ste ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:15 am

Lake in the Hills newest community to denounce proposed cuts

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills on Thursday became the latest municipality to formally push back against Gov. Bruce Rau ...
March 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Lakewood tries to think 'out of the box' for RedTail Golf Club revenue

LAKEWOOD – An admittedly out-of-the-box idea from a Lakewood resident and former state representative has Lakewood Village Board trying to t ...
March 13, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake's Glacier Ridge Elementary School to host fun fair, silent auction

CRYSTAL LAKE – A magician, balloon artist, face painting and carnival games will round out a fun fair and silent auction at Glacier Ridge El ...
March 10, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Physical education revamped as McHenry County schools focus on lifelong fitness

WOODSTOCK – The ball moved haltingly as the fifth-graders in Jackie Anderson’s physical education class scrambled to get open.The game was a ...
March 8, 2015 - 11:13 pm

5 candidates, 3 open seats in Crystal Lake School District 47

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state and its effects on school finances are big on the minds of the five men running for the District 47 school board. T ...
March 8, 2015 - 3:52 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

 

McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized. County governmen ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm

Crystal Lake community garden plots now available

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community garden plots at Hill Farm Acres are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Crystal Lake Park District res ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Crystal Lake Park District extends tot open gym dates

CRYSTAL LAKE – The drop-in open gym for tots ages 1 to 3 will continue through March.The program is designed for moms, dads, grandparents, n ...
March 4, 2015 - 9:31 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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Crystal Lake Park District Board asks for split of park impact fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – The impact fees developers pay for parks have helped the Crystal Lake Park District make capital improvements. But the day af ...
March 3, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney files bill on TIF-related bonds

A bill filed Friday would give voters a way to stop referendums tied to tax increment financing districts. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Bar ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:15 am

McHenry County TIF districts used for Three Oaks Recreation Area, road improvements, developer agreements

It was the mid-1980s, and heavy snow collapsed the roof of the downtown Crystal Lake Jewel grocery store. Vacancies were common across the a ...
March 2, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Schools

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

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District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next ye ...
March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.Under an agreem ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm

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