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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

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

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 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

Lakewood Trustee Ken Santowski resigns, withdraws from president race

LAKEWOOD – A longtime Village Board member is resigning his seat and withdrawing his candidacy for village president.Trustee Ken Santowski s ...
Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:57 am

McHenry County races take shape as candidates file for April 4 election

A number of contested municipal government races await voters in the April 4 consolidated election. Voters on that day will elect their rep ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:00 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

Lakewood police officer saves man's life through naloxone program

WOODSTOCK – A Lakewood police officer saved an unresponsive man's life through McHenry County's recently implemented naloxone program. Spea ...
Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:07 am

Crystal Lake-based supply drive collecting donations for oil pipeline protesters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local businesses are collecting donations to benefit protesters at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The supp ...
Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am

Grafton Food Pantry seeking donations for holiday meals

HUNTLEY – The Grafton Food Pantry is seeking donations so McHenry County families can celebrate a holiday without hunger.Donating $30 will p ...
Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:49 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%

Lakewood trustee running on a reform slate, forming new party

LAKEWOOD – A local good-government group founded by a trustee and funded in part through his government salary is looking to run a slate of ...
Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am

Billboard advertising gentlemen's club near Algonquin causes concern

ALGONQUIN – A billboard advertising a “full nude show club” just outside village limits is causing concern for Algonquin Village President J ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am

Crystal Lake Park District seeking public comment for strategic plan

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is asking for community input to develop its five-year strategic plan.Residents in the distric ...
Nov. 2, 2016 - 12:24 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+

Lakewood sewer lift station has neighbors in two cities seeing red

LAKEWOOD – The village’s new sewer lift station built on a grassy median in an upscale neighborhood looks just as out of place as it sounds, ...
Oct. 28, 2016 - 11:49 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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