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Antioch man injured after motorcycle crash in unincorporated Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – An Antioch man suffered injuries considered serious but not life-threatening after a motorcycle crash on Kishwaukee Valley Road, ...
July 3, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Driver injured in Marengo vehicle-pole crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

MARENGO – A driver was taken to a hospital after a crash in unincorporated Marengo that required extrication and left the vehicle heavily da ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Cruise night comes to Marengo

MARENGO – A newly created, regularly scheduled classic car show debuted in Marengo over the weekend, after longstanding issues were resolved ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 687
5 to 9 Years 594
10 to 14 Years 595
15 to 19 Years 369
20 to 24 Years 463
25 to 34 Years 1072
35 to 44 Years 1246
45 to 54 Years 958
55 to 59 Years 442
60 to 64 Years 411
65 to 74 Years 389
75 to 84 Years 307
85 Years and Over 142
Median Age (in years) 35.3

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Ancestry

American 211 2.7%
Arab 63 0.8%
Czech 68 0.9%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 143 1.8%
English 530 6.8%
French (except Basque) 227 2.9%
French Canadian 54 0.7%
German 2,795 35.9%
Greek 87 1.1%
Hungarian 54 0.7%
Irish 1,278 16.4%
Italian 776 10.0%
Lithuanian 37 0.5%
Norwegian 142 1.8%
Polish 853 11.0%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 28 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 34 0.4%
Scottish 80 1.0%
Slovak 6 0.1%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 239 3.1%
Swiss 14 0.2%
Ukrainian 41 0.5%
Welsh 23 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Snakes, fish focus of MCCD programs in Marengo, Crystal Lake, Cary

WOODSTOCK – Children will get to see and learn about snakes and fish in a handful of upcoming programs.The McHenry County Conservation Distr ...
June 25, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Marengo City Council settles debate over public works director oversight

MARENGO – After eight weeks of debate stretching over four regular meetings, the Marengo City Council has decided not to change the oversigh ...
June 26, 2015 - 12:13 am

McHenry County Conservation District expanding hay program for more revenue

WOODSTOCK – The hope behind a new pilot program being tested by the McHenry County Conservation District is that it brings in a few extra do ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:20 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 161 3.2%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 395 8.0%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,560 31.4%
Some College, No Degree 1,360 27.4%
Associates Degree 419 8.4%
Bachelor's Degree 736 14.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree 336 6.8%
Population 25 years and Over 4,967
High School Graduate or Higher 88.80&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 21.58%

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Gender

Male 3,725 48.53%
Female 3,950 51.47%
Total Population 7,675

 

MCCD programs include art lessons, campfires

WOODSTOCK – Weaving, campfires and drawing are the focus of some upcoming programs offered by the McHenry County Conservation District this ...
June 22, 2015 - 4:33 pm

On the Record With: McHenry County deputy administrator Scott Hartman

In a sense, Scott Hartman came home last year.While he lives in Crystal Lake, the former administrator for the city of Marengo left to do th ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Pick-up truck destroyed by fire in Marengo

MARENGO – A pick-up truck is a total loss after a mechanical issue caused it to catch on fire, a fire official said.The Marengo Fire Protect ...
June 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,754
Family Households 2,106 76.47%
with own children under 18 years 1,020 37.03&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,754
Owner-Occupied 1,961 71.20&
Renter Occupied 793 28.79%

 

2 transported after crash in unincorporated Marengo

MARENGO – Two people were taken to an area hospital after a two-vehicle crash in unincorporated Marengo, fire officials said.The Marengo Fir ...
June 20, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Resolution proposed in Marengo area water contamination suit

MARENGO – One of the defendants in the long-running groundwater contamination suit has entered into talks with the Illinois Attorney General ...
June 15, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Prairie Community Bank hires Marengo native

MARENGO – Prairie Community Bank in Marengo recently hired a city native as its newest loan specialist.Christopher Bailey returns to his hom ...
June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $854

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,410
Median (dollars) $1724
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 551
Median (dollars) $654

 

Live coverage: Marengo softball plays for state title vs. Washington

Follow our live coverage as the Marengo softball team goes for the Class 3A state title against Washington. ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:17 am

2 taken to hospital after 4-vehicle Union crash

UNION – Two people were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Union Wednesday night, officials said. The call came in about 6: ...
June 11, 2015 - 12:58 am

Marengo High School group lobbies for smoking ban at Settlers' Days

MARENGO – A group of Marengo High School seniors accomplished something in its last semester that often takes seasoned legislators much long ...
June 8, 2015 - 12:07 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County Board adds I-90/Route 23 interchange in Marengo to transportation plan

MARENGO – An interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23 officially has been added to the county’s transportation project to-do list.While the ...
June 8, 2015 - 12:16 am

Marengo Township residents push for action on contaminated water

MARENGO – Residents of Marengo Township have enlisted the help of elected officials to speed up a resolution in their ongoing dispute over c ...
June 5, 2015 - 12:31 am

Marengo mother's crash inspires Give Love for Life organization

MARENGO – When a semi-truck collided with Gina Brettman’s car in March 2014 at Route 47 and Kreutzer Road in Huntley, she suffered a traumat ...
June 5, 2015 - 12:20 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 23 0.15%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 579 3.74%
Construction 338 2.18%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 702 4.53%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 138 0.89%
Information 34 0.22%
Manufacturing 713 4.60%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 180 1.16%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 257 1.66%
Public Administration 138 0.89%
Retail Trade 406 2.62%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 87 0.56%
Wholesale Trade 59 0.38%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 3,654

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Land

Area (in square miles) 5.01
Density (in square feet) 1,531.94

 

Helfers: Music fest, golf outing highlight Marengo-Union Chamber events

The 2015 Marengo-Union Area Annual Community Guide, which will be distributed to all 60152 and 60180 addresses, is at the printers and will ...
June 4, 2015 - 12:39 am

Franks trying to push McHenry County government consolidation bill through obstacles

The author of a contentious McHenry County government consolidation bill vowed that the fight to get it passed will continue through the sum ...
June 2, 2015 - 12:33 am

Class of 2015: Marengo Community High School graduates focus on each part of bigger picture

MARENGO – The various student speakers from the Marengo Community High School 2015 graduating group summed up their class with a series of s ...
June 1, 2015 - 11:45 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,181
Cuban 0
Mexican 1,036
Other Hispanic or Latino 78
Puerto Rican 67
Total Population 1,181
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,494
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 19
Asian Alone 71
Black or African American Alone 89
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 84
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 84
White Alone 6,231
Total Population 7,675

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Marengo mayor's letter sheds light on public works director's firing

MARENGO – Former Marengo public works director Jayson Shull was fired by Mayor Donald Lockhart for what Lockhart said were multiple serious ...
May 30, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Marengo city administrator asks for clarity on public works director oversight

MARENGO – The search for Marengo's new director of public works will continue as the Marengo City Council decides how future oversight of th ...
May 29, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Judge tosses family's civil lawsuit against Marengo funeral home

WOODSTOCK – A civil lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages from a Marengo funeral home has been dismissed in McHenry County court. ...
May 29, 2015 - 12:03 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Riley Community Consolidated School Dist. 18
Elementary Schools Marengo-Union Elementary Consolidated School Dist. 165
Secondary Schools Marengo Community High School Dist. 154

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Marengo Park District Offers Rules of the Road driving review course

MARENGO – The Marengo Park District has partnered with the Illinois Secretary of State office to offer a free Rules of the Road course to as ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm

McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with trays lined with still-growing greens shippe ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Marengo library showing 'Jersey Boys' on Thursday

MARENGO – The Marengo-Union Library District is featuring a viewing of “Jersey Boys” this week for its Thursday matinee movie. The movie, st ...
May 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

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