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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

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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Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear. The lack of a plan raised concerns for Mayor Aa ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Fitness bash to give sampling of Crystal Lake Park District fitness classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Just in time for holiday feasts, the Crystal Lake Park District is offering a Holiday Fitness Bash designed to give a taste o ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers dance, poms day camps for kids

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can try out dance and poms with a holiday twist this winter. The Crystal Lake Park District has two day camps for childr ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:00 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 Park District offers basketball for fourth- through sixth-graders

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fifth- through sixth-graders will get the chance to hone their basketball skills with an upcoming program held two days a wee ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:24 am

School District 47 Board unanimously approves tax levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – With the possibilities of pension costs being shifted onto local school districts and the education funding formula being rew ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Crystal Lake Park District offers up gift ideas

CRYSTAL LAKE – Memberships to the soon-to-be-open driving range, fitness classes or private music lessons are some of the holiday gift ideas ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:56 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 parks, programming brochures to hit mailboxes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The upcoming season's Crystal Lake Park District program brochure will be in the mail starting Dec. 19.The brochure includes ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 47 lays out initiatives to boost achievement

CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 wants to be the top school district in McHenry County by the end of the 2016-17 school year. The district laid ou ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 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 moves ahead with street, sewer projects

LAKEWOOD – An estimated $5 million worth of improvements is set to take place this coming year, Lakewood's village manager said.The Lakewood ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Crystal Lake Park District hires new recreation aquatics supervisor

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District has hired a new recreation aquatics supervisor. Jessica Ortega will be responsible for oversee ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:40 am

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $433,100

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $124,778

 

District 155 submits zoning request for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial and lawsuit-inspiring bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will start making their way through the c ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:26 am

Grafton Township tax assessment appeal period ends Monday

Property owners in Grafton Township have until the end of business Monday to challenge their assessments if they choose.Grafton Township, wh ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:30 pm

Bob Dylan tribute band to play in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Bob Dylan tribute band will take the stage at Park Place this Saturday.Positively 4th Street will take the audience back to ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:44 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 Village Board OKs 2.75 percent levy increase

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood property owners can expect to see the village portion of their property tax bill go up next year. The Lakewood Village B ...
Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Letters, phone calls from Santa to arrive in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A letter or phone call from Santa Claus could be on its way.If children send their letter by Dec. 12 with a stamped, self-add ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:57 pm

D-155 to start city zoning process for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 plans on starting the zoning process on its controversial $1.18 million bleacher expansion ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:36 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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Woodscreek Park reopens in Crystal Lake following renovation

CRYSTAL LAKE – Woodscreek Park has reopened to the public after a $1.2 million makeover. The newly renovated park now includes 60 percent mo ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:11 am

Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club offers pickleball

CRYSTAL LAKE – Pickleball has joined the offerings at the Racket Club.The Crystal Lake Park District facility offers the sport on an RSVP ba ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:43 am

Cooking classes in Crystal Lake to focus on appetizers, essentials

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hands-on cooking class is planned just in time for the holidays. The Crystal Lake Park District has partnered with Confetti ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Schools

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

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Santa’s Workshop in Crystal Lake to include crafts, games

CRYSTAL LAKE – Children will get a sneak peek into Santa’s Workshop this December. Children ages 3 and older along with their parents will e ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:24 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 taxpayers will likely see the taxes they pay to the district rise next year.The school boa ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Dance, poms classes to be offered in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A series of dance and pom classes for children as young as 3 will be offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.The park distr ...
Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm

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