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Neighbors in Crystal Lake South High School bleacher lawsuit to get $273K in attorney fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will be responsible for covering $273,000 in legal bills for the property owners who filed ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am

Prairie Grove police dept. head reported for suspicion of intoxication on last chief job

CRYSTAL LAKE – The top cop for the village that saw one of its officers indicted this week for crashing his squad car while drunk was report ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:10 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers art classes for kids, teenagers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sewing, drawing and crocheting will be covered at various upcoming art classes offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.• Te ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 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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Woodstock Fire Rescue District cuts deputy chief job after Lakewood contract ends

WOODSTOCK – With the elimination of a deputy chief position, the upcoming retirement of the chief and other position and wage cuts, the Wood ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:14 am

Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 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 City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Colonel Palmer House to offer tea time, kids' programs in Crystal Lake over winter

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Colonel Palmer House is running reduced hours over the winter and spring seasons. The Crystal Lake Park District facility ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am

Absent Voters: Apathy can cause tie votes, misrepresentation, McHenry County officials say

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how McHenry County's uncontested elections s ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 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%

 

Lakewood eliminates vehicle sticker program that netted $65,000 a year

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood residents will no longer have to buy vehicle stickers.The Lakewood Village Board voted unanimously to kill the program, ...
Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Lakewood hopes to host town hall on Turnberry Country Club expansion proposal

LAKEWOOD – With mistrust and confusion high, village of Lakewood officials will be taking a more hands-on approach to disseminating informat ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Woodstock School District 200, village of Lakewood approve TIF agreement

LAKEWOOD – Despite concerns that an agreement designed to prevent a threatened lawsuit opened Lakewood taxpayers up to risk and would lead t ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:39 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+

 

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Crystal Lake Park District mulls new property for recreation center

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eight months after the sale fell through of a property the Crystal Lake Park District hoped to make the home of its proposed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Crystal Lake Park District offers craft opportunities for adults

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is underway for a variety of Crystal Lake Park District adult art programs that explore sewing, stained glass an ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Crystal Lake Park District offers cooking, baking classes for kids

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three Crystal Lake Park District cooking and baking classes will teach kids how to plan, read a recipe and work in the kitche ...
Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:32 am

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 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

 

Crystal Lake Park District offers art programs for toddlers to teens

CRYSTAL LAKE – Toddlers to teens can explore their creative side with art classes offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.• Me and My Gran ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Petition opposing Turnberry Country Club expansion in Lakewood in works

LAKEWOOD – About 50 people have signed a petition opposing a proposed renovation and expansion of Turnberry Country Club, a neighborhood lea ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Route 47 closed for 45 minutes after three-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

LAKEWOOD – One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and Route 47 was closed for about 45 minutes Tuesday evening after a th ...
Jan. 12, 2016 - 9:19 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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Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Lakewood crash on Route 47 sends Huntley man to hospital

LAKEWOOD – A 21-year-old Huntley man suffered minor injuries Thursday after rear-ending a pickup truck on Route 47, police said. Lakewood P ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:20 am

Crystal Lake approves paved path for South Elementary School walkers

CRYSTAL LAKE – A path designed to get South Elementary School kids to school safely has been given a thumbs up.The Crystal Lake City Council ...
Jan. 6, 2016 - 10:52 am

Schools

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

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Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club to host tennis tournament

ALGONQUIN – Some of the Midwest’s best pro tournament tennis players, teaching pros, college players and high school players, will be compet ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:45 am

2 McHenry County electronic recycling programs put on hiatus

An “unprecedented volume” of electronics being recycled has led to two of McHenry County’s main electronics recyclers suspending their servi ...
Dec. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am

Crystal Lake Park District to host open gym at Lundahl Middle School

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is hosting a winter break open gym for fourth-graders through high school seniors Monday.The g ...
Dec. 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm

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