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Marengo's new wastewater plant to open after numerous setbacks

MARENGO – City officials expect to start a modernized wastewater treatment plant by next week, putting to a rest a $12 million project in Ma ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am

Marengo-Union Library announces presentation on gluten-free living

MARENGO – Residents in the Marengo area can now register for a seminar on gluten-free living at the Marengo-Union Library. Gluten-free chef ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Marengo aldermanic candidates weigh interchange, future growth

MARENGO – The numerous Marengo City Council candidates on the April 7 ballot are looking toward the city’s economic future, as Marengo readi ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:39 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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No injuries after brush fire spreads to barn in unincorporated Marengo

MARENGO – There were no injuries Thursday night after a brush fire spread to a barn in unincorporated Marengo, firefighters said.The Marengo ...
March 20, 2015 - 6:56 am

McHenry County Board OKs money for Marengo's I-90/Route 23 interchange engineering

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board voted to reimburse Marengo for preliminary engineering for a full Interstate 90 and Route 23 interchang ...
March 18, 2015 - 9:57 am

Marengo-Union Library hosts family movie night

MARENGO – Residents in Marengo and Union can bring the family to the local library Friday and watch “Peabody and Sherman,” an animated 2014 ...
March 10, 2015 - 12:11 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

Helfers: Cold didn’t keep people from Marengo-Union expo

An old wives tale is that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.Although Northern Illinois has been spared of much of the snow ...
March 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

McHenry County Board to take up Marengo interchange

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will vote later this month whether to move forward with funding preliminary engineering for a full inte ...
March 8, 2015 - 12:03 am

Enrollment in McHenry County high school dual credit programs explodes

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 500 high school freshmen and sophomores at half of McHenry County’s high schools are set to get their first taste o ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:58 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%

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting

CRYSTAL LAKE – A longtime Crystal Lake South teacher was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex during a prostitution sting in R ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:15 am

MCC partnership will provide forklift training at Marengo facility

MARENGO – Registration is now open for hands-on forklift training.The McHenry County College Workforce Community and Business Programs is pa ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Marengo man who got teen pregnant gets prison for probation violation

WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old Marengo man lasted less than two weeks on probation before being rearrested on allegations that he contacted the t ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm

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

Dryer fire breaks out at Marengo restaurant

MARENGO – There was significant water damage left over after a small dryer fire at a Marengo restaurant early Tuesday morning, fire official ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 6:55 am

Marengo mayor, alderman clash after City Council approves monthly bills

MARENGO – A special Marengo City Council meeting Thursday to approve the monthly bills erupted over who had responsibility to remove a dispu ...
Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:14 am

Marengo's new electronic cigarettes regulations aimed at underage vaping

MARENGO – Children younger than age 18 caught purchasing or possessing electronic cigarettes in Marengo could face fines and community servi ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

Marengo bills in limbo over fight between mayor, alderman

MARENGO – A lone alderman’s objections over an $855 bill to an engineering firm has held up approval on all $158,666 in bills Marengo city s ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce prepares for expo

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual Home & Business Expo is Feb. 14 at Marengo High School. This event is all that has been ...
Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

Election 2015: Write-in candidates file for Crystal Lake mayor, Cary trustee races

WOODSTOCK – Write-in candidates are aiming to make the races for Crystal Lake mayor and Cary trustees competitive.By the end of the day Thur ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:07 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

One taken to hospital after snowmobile crash in Marengo area

MARENGO – One person was taken to an area hospital Monday night after a snowmobile incident in unincorporated Marengo, firefighters said. Th ...
Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:54 am

Parts of McHenry County buried in 12 inches of snow after winter storm

As McHenry County residents continue to deal with the thick blanket of powder from the weekend's storm, they can take comfort in knowing the ...
Feb. 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at t ...
Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm

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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Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on hold

MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo’s border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its wes ...
Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Marengo dinner, talent show set for Union boy accidentally shot by brother

MARENGO – In Seattle for business earlier this summer, Caleb Schauer received a phone call from police that set off a frantic hours-long rus ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm

McHenry County developer buys land in Marengo near planned I-90 interchange

MARENGO – Super Mix Inc. recently bought 255 acres of an 831-acre farm in Marengo for $4.7 million, or $18,350 an acre, but any development ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:59 pm

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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Man accused of sex crimes after impregnating Marengo teen gets probation

WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old man was given two years of probation after he admitted to a sex crime involving a teenager. Court documents revea ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:39 am

McHenry County communities examine effects of red-light cameras

FOX RIVER GROVE – When the contract for the red-light camera at Route 22 and 14 comes up for renewal, Trustee Steve Knar wants Fox River Gro ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Jack Franks pushes term limit referendum bill for Illinois legislative leaders

New legislation being pushed by State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, would place on November's general election ballot a referendum on limitin ...
Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm

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