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Marengo City Council OKs new quarry development

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council approved an annexation agreement and ordinances regarding rezoning land for a new quarry at their meeting ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm

New UniCarriers Americas in Marengo president wants to make international company an industry leader

MARENGO – For the past six years, a sales and marketing executive with UniCarriers Americas Corp. worked internally to grow the company’s gl ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:04 am

Marengo police reports for Feb. 5, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:39 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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Four people transported from two-vehicle crash near Union

UNION – Four people were taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock with injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle crash Thurs ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:57 am

Marengo-area crash sends 2 women to hospital

MARENGO – Two women were transported to a Rockford hospital with minor injuries after a rear-end collision Thursday outside Marengo, a fire ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Marengo School District 154 hires current administrator as new superintendent

MARENGO – A current administrator for Marengo Community High School District 154 will be stepping into the highest leadership role in July a ...
Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:32 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

 

State of McHenry County address to focus on economic development

WOODSTOCK – Improving the county’s economic engine will again be one of the themes of this year’s State of the County Address.McHenry County ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm

Marengo auto business offering U-Haul rentals, equipment

MARENGO – An auto business in Marengo recently became a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, offering moving and storage rental equipment for Marengo ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:35 am

Marengo-area Anderson Homes for Horses to hold fundraiser in Woodstock

MARENGO – About four years ago, Deb and Nathan Anderson went to pick up three horses that were abandoned outside of a state park in Rockford ...
Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:35 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%

 

McHenry County Animal Control leans on shelters to reduce euthanasia

CRYSTAL LAKE – By the end of 2015, officials at McHenry County Animal Control reported the number of animals being put to death in its shelt ...
Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:23 am

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

McHenry County communities aim to boost Spanish-language resources

When Harvard police officer Julio Lara comes into work, he said, there is sometimes a line of Spanish-speaking residents in the station park ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:56 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

 

Illinois election board: Steve Reick, Casey Urlacher can stay on March ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican candidates Steve Reick and Casey Urlacher can stay on the March 15 primary ballo ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am

Marengo Police Department K-9 program fundraiser at Sacred Heart Church

MARENGO – The Marengo Police Department is looking to build funds for their K-9 unit as the current officer and dog are planning to retire i ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 1:44 am

MCC developmental math program helps cut dependency on remedial classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – In 2010, more than half of high school graduates who went to McHenry County College had to take a noncredit developmental mat ...
Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:14 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County group seeking donations to help Missouri flood relief efforts

An Algonquin woman is seeking donations of cleaning supplies as she prepares for a weekend trip to Missouri with a group of McHenry County r ...
Jan. 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm

McHenry County Board approves 2016 to-do list over road projects objections

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved its 2016 to-do list Tuesday, but not before an hourlong debate dominated by whether two large- ...
Jan. 5, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Girls on the Run seeking more McHenry County school volunteer coaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – A nonprofit aimed at inspiring young girls to lead healthy and confident lifestyles needs more coaches in order to have progr ...
Dec. 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm

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

 

Car destroyed in Marengo fire, official says

MARENGO – A vehicle the owner planned on using for parts was a loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, a fire official said.The Marengo Fire Pr ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 6:55 pm

MCCD to host outdoor fun at Marengo Ridge Conservation Area

MARENGO – A winter adventure is awaiting families at the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area.McHenry County Conservation District staff will get ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:46 am

Crime down in McHenry County; calls for service, crime in Crystal Lake up

McHenry County residents have requested police service more frequently this year than they did last year, a trend that has some local police ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:26 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 one-vehicle crash sends woman to hospital

MARENGO – One woman was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock with injuries not considered life-threatening after a one-vehicle crash Sunda ...
Dec. 28, 2015 - 12:23 am

McHenry County birders wait for snowy owl 'irruption'

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County birders are hoping for a snowier winter. As snowy owls fly south from their typical Arctic home, McHenry County ...
Dec. 27, 2015 - 12:04 am

2 Marengo-area men charged in deer-decoy shooting incident

MARENGO – A Marengo-area man aiming to shoot what appeared to be a deer Saturday instead got hit with a felony charge as well as a number of ...
Dec. 24, 2015 - 11:47 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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Fraternite of Notre Dame sues McHenry County Board over Marengo permit rejection

MARENGO – A French Christian order denied a permit to expand operations on its rural McHenry County property has filed a federal lawsuit to ...
Dec. 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Marengo hires new public works director

MARENGO – The city of Marengo has hired a new public works director, filling a position that has been vacant since April when the previous d ...
Dec. 23, 2015 - 12:12 am

Marengo single-vehicle crash leads to Flight for Life call

A single-vehicle crash in icy conditions Friday night in Marengo led to Flight for Life being called to take the victim to OSF Saint Anthony ...
Dec. 19, 2015 - 11:57 pm

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