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Helfers: Customers can be business' best marketers

Are your customers your greatest marketing partners? Do your customers use social media to post positive comments or pictures related to you ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:34 am

Marengo City Council talks booze, gambling

MARENGO – The city won’t approve liquor licenses for video gambling facilities until council members decide on whether to create a special d ...
Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Go-ahead for I-90 interchange in Marengo headed toward a County Board vote

WOODSTOCK – The long-awaited desire by many planners to have access to an interstate highway in McHenry County is making its way through Cou ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:18 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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Marengo-area fire destroys barn killing goats, fire official says

MARENGO – A fire destroyed a Marengo-area barn Thursday and killed several goats, a fire official said.Marengo Fire Protection District Batt ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am

Man flown to hospital after trench collapses in Marengo, fire officials say

MARENGO – A man was flown to the hospital Wednesday after he was buried in a 10-foot-deep trench in Marengo, fire officials said.Marengo Fir ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:37 am

2-vehicle crash near Marengo sends 2 people to hospital, fire official says

MARENGO – Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, a fire official said.Marengo Fire Protection District C ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:37 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

 

Marengo Park District looks to rebuild Indian Oaks Parks playground, improve finances

MARENGO – Marengo Park District officials are looking to raise about $35,000 to rebuild a playground that was taken down in Indian Oaks Park ...
Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:04 am

Marengo Township Road District schedules closures for River, Hawthorne roads

MARENGO – Portions of River and Hawthorne roads outside of Marengo will be closed the week of Aug. 15 while the Marengo Township Road Distri ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 12:39 am

Marengo awaits McHenry County Board decision on Route 23, I-90 interchange funds

MARENGO – The city of Marengo hopes to know by early September whether McHenry County is committed to funding the next step of the proposed ...
Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:42 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%

 

Marengo police reports for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:07 am

Environmental Defenders collecting recyclables in Marengo set for Saturday

MARENGO – Residents of Marengo will be able to help the environment by participating in Saturday’s recycling drive.The Environmental Defende ...
Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:25 am

MCCD has several kids' activities planned for August

RINGWOOD – School is starting soon, but the McHenry County Conservation District still has plenty of kid-friendly events scheduled for Augus ...
Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:21 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

 

Letter: Make tough decisions

In the race for McHenry County Board Chairman, there is a new cookie-cutter approach known as the Cut10 plan proposed by Jack Franks. On the ...
Aug. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am

Marengo-area T-bone crash sends 4 people to hospital, officials say

MARENGO – Four people were sent to the hospital Thursday after a Marengo-area crash, a fire official said.Marengo Fire Protection District L ...
July 29, 2016 - 1:10 am

Marengo police reports for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 27, 2016 - 7:29 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Marengo City Council postpones vote on communication ordinance

MARENGO – At its next meeting, the Marengo City Council will take another look at an ordinance aimed at clarifying the lines of communicatio ...
July 17, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Marengo fire captain from Huntley dies after fight with cancer

MARENGO – Marengo Fire Protection District Capt. Steve Berry was someone who co-workers said had the biggest heart, loved the fire service a ...
July 15, 2016 - 12:40 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

 

Liquor license fees can determine what businesses enter community, McHenry County officials, businesses say

It can cost up to $7,500 for a business to apply for a liquor license in Marengo. In Huntley, there is no liquor license application fee.The ...
July 11, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Embroidery business HyperStitch celebrates 20 years

MARENGO – Twenty years ago, Pat Lawlor started HyperStitch embroidery business in her Marengo home.Now the business at 117 W. Prairie St. ha ...
July 10, 2016 - 7:08 am

Marengo expected to vote on chain of command ordinance

MARENGO – An ordinance brought forward by Mayor Don Lockhart aimed at clarifying the lines of communication between Marengo employees and el ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 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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McHenry County Democratic Party selects John Bartman to replace Jack Franks on 63rd House ballot

WOODSTOCK – The Democratic Party of McHenry County elected John Bartman of Marengo to replace 63rd Illinois House Rep. Jack Franks on the No ...
July 10, 2016 - 12:08 am

Crystal Lake woman injured in Route 176 crash with freight truck, police say

One person was taken to the hospital Friday after a vehicle struck a truck in unincorporated McHenry County, a fire official said.The Mareng ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Marengo FFA Alumni hosts tractor ride to raise money

UNION – The Marengo FFA Alumni chapter is hosting its second annual tractor ride Saturday across Marengo, Huntley and Union, with proceeds f ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:32 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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Marengo police reports for Friday, July 8, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 8, 2016 - 9:27 am

Democratic Party finds McHenry County Board candidate to replace one who withdrew

A Democratic candidate for McHenry County Board had to withdraw from the race, prompting the party to find a replacement.District 6 candidat ...
July 7, 2016 - 12:13 am

Marengo Irish pub to open in former Harley D'z bar location

MARENGO – A new business will be filling the space Harley D’z once held in Marengo before it surrendered its liquor license because of sever ...
July 5, 2016 - 12:29 am

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