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Lakewood Tax-Fighter Party candidates will forego stipends if elected

LAKEWOOD – Three trustee candidates, running as part of the Lakewood Tax-Fighter Party in the April 4 consolidated election, will not accept ...
March 28, 2017 - 12:10 am

Stakes high in Crystal Lake-based District 155 school board race

CRYSTAL LAKE – A slate of three union-backed candidates running for spots on the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:38 am

Crystal Lake School District 47, classroom support staff agree to contract extension

By KEVIN P. CRAVER - kcraver@shawmedia.comCRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 board and classroom support staff ha ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:35 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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Lakewood president candidate, records dispute anonymous mailer

LAKEWOOD – An anonymous letter that has made its way to village residents’ mailboxes makes a number of disturbing accusations against villag ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:19 pm

Lakewood Village Board keeps video gambling ban in place

LAKEWOOD – The village will remain free of video gambling machines after the Village Board rejected an ordinance to overturn its ban.Board m ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:36 am

Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School Di ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm

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

 

Last holdout Lakewood to vote on repealing video gambling ban

LAKEWOOD – The Village Board is set to vote Tuesday evening on an ordinance that would rescind McHenry County’s last remaining ban on video ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:49 pm

Family of Lakewood 4-year-old with leukemia collects 1 million pop tabs for charity

LAKEWOOD – Jacob Matthaei of Lakewood was diagnosed with leukemia in November 2015 when he was just 3 years old. “It was really hard to hea ...
Feb. 9, 2017 - 7:44 pm

Lakewood zoning board member appointed to fill Village Board vacancy

LAKEWOOD – The village’s Planning and Zoning Commission chairman is filling out the remaining two years of former Trustee Ken Santowski’s te ...
Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:51 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%

 

Warm weather postpones Crystal Lake Ice Games to Feb. 11

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Park District’s first-ever Ice Games are being pushed back to Feb. 11 because of a lack of ice.The event, which combines ...
Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:29 am

Lakewood zoning chairman nominated to fill Village Board vacancy

LAKEWOOD – Outgoing Village President Erin Smith is tapping the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill a two-year unexpired ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:47 am

McHenry County Board shoots down Jack Franks' advisory tax freeze referendum request

WOODSTOCK – An advisory referendum asking whether property taxes should be frozen will not appear on the April 4 ballot.The McHenry County B ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:42 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 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am

McHenry County clerk files objection to advisory anti-tax referendum

WOODSTOCK – An advisory anti-tax referendum for the April 4 election filed by an incoming state representative faces an objection from the c ...
Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am

Crystal Lake Park District opens up Racquet Club to walkers

CRYSTAL LAKE – If you love your morning walk but hate the freezing cold, the Crystal Lake Park District has a solution for you.In response t ...
Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:13 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

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

 

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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Schools

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

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