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Craver: Sportsplex Wars Episode II: Revenge of the TIF

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently in a love-hate relationship with sports, and that’s not counting the Bears’ abysmal season.As a Sc ...

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Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to issue remaining $10 million in bonds

CRYSTAL LAKE – Science lab renovations, asbestos abatement and new special education accommodations are being lined up for this summer.The S ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:13 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 47 raises fees for second year in a row

CRYSTAL LAKE – The registration fees District 47 parents pay are set to climb nearly 17 percent next school year. The School District 47 Bo ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:04 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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Registration open for snowbird softball tournament in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A limited amount of team spots are available for an upcoming softball tournament. The Crystal Lake Park District’s 37th annua ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:18 am

Daddy-daughter, mother-son dances planned in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Boys and girls can join mom or dad for an evening of dinner, dancing, games and dressing up like their favorite princess or s ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:18 am

Homeowners near proposed Lakewood sports complex raise objections

LAKEWOOD – Traffic and light pollution were among the concerns raised about a proposed sports complex at Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road.T ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 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

 

Barlina House Preschool in Crystal Lake to open registration

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration for next year's Barlina House Preschool program opens Feb. 2. Barlina House Preschool, 705 Barlina Road, is a Cr ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:16 am

Crystal Lake Park District youth leagues to open early registration

CRYSTAL LAKE – Early registration for Crystal Lake Park District affiliated youth sports leagues will open next month. The groups include Cr ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:22 am

Crystal Lake Park District recognized as distinguished agency

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District has been recognized as a distinguished agency by two state park associations. The Illinois Dis ...
Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:38 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%

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 holds institute day with its 4 feeder districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – About 1,500 teachers, administrators and other certified staff crowded into Crystal Lake Central High School’s auditorium, fi ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Revived Lakewood sports complex proposal differs from original

LAKEWOOD – A revived plan to put a sports complex at the intersection of Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road has a few changes from the origin ...
Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:07 am

Lakewood hears opposition to proposed TIF district

LAKEWOOD – Woodstock Community District 200 taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize development at Routes 176 and 47, a Woodstock resident told ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:43 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+

 

Golf classic planned on frozen Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A nine-hole, par-32 golf course will return to a frozen Crystal Lake for a 43rd year.The Crystal Lake Park District will host ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Show to feature magician, jazz duo

CRYSTAL LAKE – A magician and mind reader will perform at Park Place in Crystal Lake later this month.The performance will be from 7 to 10 p ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Applications available for tennis scholarship

CRYSTAL LAKE – Junior tennis players can now apply for the Walt Herrick Memorial Foundation scholarship.The scholarship, which is for player ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

Main Beach renovations to proceed on schedule

CRYSTAL LAKE – Main Beach renovations scheduled to begin in 2016 will include replacing both the playground and the boat rental facility tha ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Crystal Lake Park District to open drop-in gym for tots

CRYSTAL LAKE – A drop-in gym for tots opened this week. The Crystal Lake Park District is offering the program from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays t ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:11 am

Crystal Lake Park District adds baton twirling to programming

CRYSTAL LAKE – Baton twirling has been added to the Crystal Lake Park District’s offerings. This new program will include instruction on bas ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 9:48 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

 

Golf training for kids and teens to start this month in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A golf training program for children and teenagers ages 9 to 17 will be returning this month. The classes are offered in a sm ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Deadline for Crystal Lake Park District youth basketball program approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – The deadline for fifth- through sixth-graders to register in the Crystal Lake Park District's basketball program is this Wedn ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Crystal Lake Park District offers dance classes for adults, children

CRYSTAL LAKE – Adults and children as young as 2 years old can learn to tap dance or try their hand at hip-hop through an upcoming line-up o ...
Jan. 1, 2015 - 11:02 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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11 vie for 3 seats on Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board

CRYSTAL LAKE – The crowded field vying for the three open seats on the Community High School District 155 school board has been caused, at l ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 am

CL tournament to draw top tennis players

CRYSTAL LAKE – A competition featuring highly accomplished tennis players will be held early next month at The Racket Club.Proceeds from tic ...
Dec. 24, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Deadline to file objections in competitive MCC trustee race approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – Next week marks the deadline for filing objections to a candidate's nominating petitions. The ballot order for the candidates ...
Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Schools

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

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New District 47 classes aim to expose kids to science, tech fields

CRYSTAL LAKE – Clare Ryan and Emily Pikula were trying to make a bead. The Richard Bernotas Middle School seventh-graders were working at on ...
Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 47 hopes website design improves parent engagement

CRYSTAL LAKE – Not all District 47 families have a computer at home.That was one of the thoughts behind the in-progress update of the Crysta ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 staff and vis ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm

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