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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

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 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

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

 

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

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%

 

Hearing on School District 155 bleachers postponed again

CRYSTAL LAKE – The hearing on the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has once again been postponed – this time at the re ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm

MCC board approves tuition increase, votes down new infrastructure fee

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College students will pay $5 more per credit hour starting this summer, but a proposed $5 infrastructure fee w ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Crystal Lake Park District to offer tango lessons, dance night

CRYSTAL LAKE – Main Beach will feature a night of dancing this March.Dance instructors Jim and Barbara Finn will kick off the evening of Sat ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:38 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+

 

Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake offers kid-friendly, history program

CRYSTAL LAKE – Hands-on History is a new free program offered by the Colonel Palmer House for kids.The series of programs will present a bri ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Line dancing party planned at Main Beach Pavilion in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Boot, scoot and boogie to some traditional country music and some not so traditional country tunes.The Crystal Lake Park Dist ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Crystal Lake School District 47 hosts presentation on immigration policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – Information on the immigration policy change made by President Barack Obama will be the focus on a presentation hosted by Cry ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Food drive set for Crystal Lake-based School District 47 students in need

CRYSTAL LAKE – An in-store food drive will collect healthy snacks and breakfast items for Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School Distric ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:03 am

Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Crystal Lake District 47 elementary schools recognized for nutrition efforts

CRYSTAL LAKE – The meals offered at District 47’s elementary schools now are more nutritious, and students are learning more about nutrition ...
Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:01 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

 

Lakewood sewer project set for next step

LAKEWOOD – The village of Lakewood is set to go out to bid on a $2.5 million sewer project for the east side of town in the next few weeks, ...
Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:12 am

Lakewood's RedTail Golf Club prepares for coming season

LAKEWOOD – Changes continue to roll out at the village-owned RedTail Golf Club. The golf course is entering its second season after village ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155’s proposal to nix class ranks draws few critics

CRYSTAL LAKE – With all the stressors weighing on kids, Kim Fleer just couldn’t see getting rid of one potential stressor – and one honor th ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:17 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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Bruce Rauner's Illinois spending freeze could leave McHenry County projects in cold

Before Gov. Pat Quinn left office last month, he awarded $400,000 to the Crystal Lake Park District to help pay for an estimated $1 million ...
Feb. 8, 2015 - 10:34 pm

Crystal Lake School District 47 weighs projects, financial implications

CRYSTAL LAKE – Air conditioning, updated curriculum, one-to-one technology at the middle schools and secured access to the buildings are amo ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 11:06 pm

Crystal Lake mayor, Lakewood president tout economic development at annual address

CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan to fill vacant stores, factories and office space is “neither revolutionary nor is it new,” Crystal Lake’s mayor tol ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:28 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 forums to explore eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Forums about whether District 155 should eliminate the use of class rank will be held next week. If the Crystal Lake-based di ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:02 pm

McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Sip-and-paint art program offered by Crystal Lake Park District

CRYSTAL LAKE – A series of sip-and-paint programs will be offered twice a month by the Crystal Lake Park District.Attendees will be able to ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:38 pm

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