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McHenry tax preparation business owner, workers commit tax fraud scheme

Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, pleaded guilty in relation to a tax fraud scheme, according t ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:16 am

Superintendent: Marengo High School hall pass policy hopefully temporary

MARENGO – The high school’s controversial hallway pass policy likely will be gone by second semester, school officials said Monday. Marengo ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:09 am

Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber fall calendar fills up

Fall officially has arrived, and excitement is in the crisp air with all the upcoming chamber events. Please be sure to check our website fo ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am

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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MCCD to hold October oak restoration event in Marengo

MARENGO – The McHenry County Conservation District is inviting the public to help plant more than 400 oak trees as part of a restoration pro ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:54 am

Marengo Lions Club to host Trap Shoot fundraiser

The Marengo Lions Club will hold its annual Trap Shoot fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Coon Creek Hunt Club in Garden Prairie.
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:43 am

McHenry County health department reports rabid bat in Marengo

WOODSTOCK – A rabid bat was discovered outside a Marengo home Tuesday, according to the McHenry County Department of Health.Recent test resu ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:54 pm

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

 

McHenry County recorder race dominated by question of its need

The election for the otherwise mundane political office of McHenry County recorder has been made interesting by the question of whether it n ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm

Marengo seeks to limit bars in downtown area

MARENGO – City officials want to limit the number of bars in Marengo’s downtown.The Marengo City Council met Monday for further discussion o ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:34 am

Marengo's Stone Soup Social to return Tuesday

MARENGO – A community dinner and social outreach will begin again Tuesday.Marengo’s Stone Soup Social began last October but has been closed ...
Sept. 12, 2016 - 12:29 am

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%

 

Drill simulating Marengo High School shooting draws McHenry County law enforcement

MARENGO – Police officers, S.W.A.T teams and other first responders swarmed Marengo High School on Saturday morning to conduct an active sho ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 12:06 am

Letter: Every step of the way

I want to give a shout-out to Sen. Pam Althoff. I don’t know what we would do without her. She has been such an unbelievable asset to me and ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am

Marengo schools to conduct emergency lockdown, crisis drill Saturday

MARENGO – Residents can expect to see a lot of police activity in Marengo on Saturday as the schools conduct an emergency lockdown and crisi ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:42 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

 

Nick Provenzano officially steps down from McHenry County Board

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano, R-McHenry, officially resigned his seat Wednesday, the day after attending his fina ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:57 am

McHenry County Board gives OK to Interstate 90 and Route 23 interchange

WOODSTOCK – A plan that could trigger more than $1 billion in economic impact to McHenry County moved a step forward Tuesday.McHenry County ...
Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:26 am

Wisted's grocery store in Marengo to ditch Piggly Wiggly brand

MARENGO – Wisted’s in Marengo will no longer operate under the Piggly Wiggly brand effective Sept. 21.The store has been in Marengo for the ...
Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday on Marengo I-90 interchange

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday whether to give the go-ahead to build a full interchange at Route 23 and Interstate 9 ...
Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:06 am

Marengo looks to I-90 Interchange for new economic development

MARENGO – The city’s tax increment financing districts have failed to bring economic development, but officials remain hopeful that a new op ...
Aug. 31, 2016 - 12:38 am

Marengo High School hallway supervision policy draws criticism

MARENGO – Angry students and parents showed up in force at the Marengo High School board meeting Monday to discuss the controversial hallway ...
Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:25 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

 

National Weather Service issues flash flood warning for McHenry County

McHenry County is under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.The warning, issued about 5:08 ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:22 pm

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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