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McHenry County teens test skills in Middle School Scholastic Bowl in Marengo (with video)

MARENGO – One million might be Cary seventh-grader Ved Patel's new favorite number.Patel and his scholastic bowl team used the number as a g ...
April 23, 2015 - 10:57 pm

McHenry County Conservation District approves $25.3 million budget

WOODSTOCK –The budget unanimously approved by the McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees last week is a “maintenance budget ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Marengo public works director fired after 13 years with city

MARENGO – City officials fired the Marengo public works director, ending his 13-year tenure at City Hall where he climbed the department ran ...
April 20, 2015 - 11:35 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 Cemetery Board says city funding cut is unfair punishment

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council is unfairly punishing the board that manages the city cemetery after aldermen drastically cut its funding ...
April 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing st ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Marengo business sets fastest diesel record at Texas Mile

MARENGO – Nick Priegnitz admittedly felt more anxious than ever in the days before he and his other employees left their diesel truck shop i ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:33 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

Most Marengo residents should see 13.9 percent increase on water bills

MARENGO – Starting Aug. 1, most Marengo residents will see a 13.9 percent jump in their quarterly water bills, as a combination of factors c ...
April 15, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Large tornado stopped short of Marengo

The powerful supercell that produced a tornado that damaged one town and smashed another was most likely the one that triggered dire warning ...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

McHenry County wakes up to minor damage after powerful storm

McHenry County emergency officials said they found only minor damage Friday in the wake of a powerful storm that devastated other parts of n ...
April 10, 2015 - 1:57 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 mostly spared while tornadoes ravaged surrounding areas

While areas to the west and southwest are dealing with major damage after storms killed at least one and injured at least seven, McHenry Cou ...
April 10, 2015 - 9:11 am

Marengo-Union Library showing 'Rio 2' at family movie night

MARENGO – The latest family movie night at the Marengo-Union Library will feature the 2014 animated film “Rio 2.”The family event begins at ...
April 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 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

Marengo Township Highway Department hosts e-recycling event Monday

MARENGO – Officials at the Marengo Township Highway Department are accepting appointments for an electronic recycling program that starts Mo ...
April 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Marengo storage building destroyed in fire, official says

MARENGO –A storage building in unincorporated Marengo was destroyed after a fire Friday afternoon, a fire official said.The fire at 24605 R ...
April 3, 2015 - 9:11 pm

A move outside ward puts Marengo candidate's campaign on hold

MARENGO – Entering the final campaign stretch, Marengo aldermanic candidate Peter Hunt has yet to post a sign in the city's fourth ward or k ...
April 3, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

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

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

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

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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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

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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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

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