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Lakewood man wins $550,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot

LAKEWOOD – A Lakewood man plans to buy a house and save for retirement after winning $550,000 from a lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery re ...
May 3, 2016 - 12:34 am

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Man transported to hospital after car crashes into tree in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — One man was transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock with minor injuries after a one-car crash at Route 47 and 176 on Sunday mo ...
April 24, 2016 - 1:49 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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Crystal Lake businesses see end of video gambling ban as leveling playing field

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local business owners have good things to say about the new Crystal Lake ordinance that ends a years-long struggle on their p ...
April 12, 2016 - 10:35 am

Lakewood Village Hall powered by generator as ComEd crews repair faulty utility pole

LAKEWOOD – Electricity was restored at Lakewood's Village Hall late Tuesday afternoon after a power outage caused by faulty wiring in a near ...
April 5, 2016 - 5:33 pm

Crystal Lake will see video gambling if compromise ordinance passes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council could reverse its ban on video gambling under a compromise proposal offered by local businesses that want th ...
April 2, 2016 - 11:23 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

Skillicorn leads 66th Illinois House District race in tight 3-way race

Allen Skillicorn of East Dundee will take the 66th Illinois House District if remaining uncounted votes are in line with current unofficial ...
March 16, 2016 - 3:08 pm

Incumbent, 2 challengers seek GOP nomination for McHenry County Board District 5

One incumbent and two challengers are seeking the nod for two open seats in the March 15 Republican primary for McHenry County Board Distric ...
Feb. 27, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Crystal Lake Park District to host '80s-themed Zumba party

CRYSTAL LAKE –A workout that feels more like a party will feature a trip back to the ’80s.The Crystal Lake Park District is hosting a black ...
Feb. 20, 2016 - 11:50 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%

4 GOP candidates vie to succeed Illinois Rep. Mike Tryon in 66th House DIstrict

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four local Republican elected officials are running for the 66th Illinois House District to succeed retiring Rep. Mike Tryon.
Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:01 am

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

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 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

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

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

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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