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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

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

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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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

8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud sche ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Marengo police reports for Jan. 20, 2015

• Christine M. Schnell, 36, 940 Briden Drive, Uni 7, Marengo, was charged Friday, Nov. 21, with possession of marijuana.• Crystal M. Devine, ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:37 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

 

Union man in good condition after crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

UNION – The man who was flown to a hospital Monday via Flight for Life is said to be in good condition after a single-vehicle crash, the McH ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:41 am

Retirement growing more distant for McHenry County workers

McHENRY – Retirement is becoming a more distant prospect for McHenry County residents as a growing number of Americans choose to work longer ...
Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:46 pm

MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo

MARENGO – It looked like a bone, but it was too heavy and had lines like nothing Erich Parpart had seen on a bone. The McHenry County Conser ...
Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:39 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 denies video gaming expansion at Shell gas station

MARENGO – Residents will not be allowed to play electronic slot-style gaming machines at gas stations, after the Marengo City Council unanim ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Jack Franks introduces bill to expand disabled veterans’ tax exemption

More disabled veterans in Illinois would be eligible for an existing tax exemption under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. Jack ...
Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:02 am

Normalizing relations with Cuba could lead to more Illinois goods sold to island nation

For years, Illinois farmers have dreamed of making it easier to sell corn and soybeans to Cuba. But with trade restrictions in place on the ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:26 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

 

Slick roads cause dozens of crashes in McHenry County area

Friday was a busy day for McHenry County-area police and fire agencies and a miserable one for motorists. While almost all of the area schoo ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:08 am

Woodstock home left uninhabitable after garage fire that was deemed accidental, firefighters say

WOODSTOCK – A garage fire Sunday left a Woodstock home uninhabitable and with about $150,000 worth of damages, firefighters said. The Woodst ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm

No injuries after Harvard structure fire

HARVARD – There were no injuries and minimal to moderate damage Tuesday after a structure fire in Harvard, firefighters said. The Harvard Fi ...
Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Marengo Fire Rescue expands facilities, buys former auto shop in Union

UNION – A former auto repair shop in Union will soon help Marengo Fire Rescue respond quicker to ambulance calls in the area, the fire chief ...
Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm

MCCD to host family-friendly winter exploration event

MARENGO – Building a home for a mouse, hunting for animal tracks and drinking hot chocolate will round out an upcoming winter adventure at t ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber prepares for 2015

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is full of exciting events and opportunities over the next few months.The “Shop Local and Win” givebac ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:03 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

 

Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor s ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Marengo crash sends driver to the hospital

MARENGO – A woman was taken to the hospital after her car hit some trees Sunday evening, a fire official said.The Marengo Fire Protection Di ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:00 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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Chicago Rockford International Airport marks 10 years as international port

ROCKFORD – The decade since the federal government designated Chicago Rockford International Airport as an official U.S. port of entry has b ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:26 am

Marengo, Lake in the Hills surprised by gas station gambling ruling

LAKE IN THE HILLS – An Illinois Gaming Board decision that granted a Lake in the Hills gas station permission to use video gaming machines a ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:50 pm

Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo opens field trip sign-ups

MARENGO – Elementary students will have the chance to discover the history of maple sugaring and see how maple syrup is made. Teachers can s ...
Dec. 7, 2014 - 12:19 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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574 McHenry County high school seniors named Illinois State Scholars for 2015-16

There are 574 high school seniors in McHenry County who can call themselves Illinois State Scholars. The names of the 2015-2016 state schola ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:32 am

New Dollar General store in Marengo to host grand opening Saturday

MARENGO – The Dollar General in Marengo will host a grand opening event Saturday in celebration of its new location.The new location, 1020 E ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:40 pm

MCCD offers winter hikes in Ringwood, Marengo, Crystal Lake

A variety of hikes — some at night, in search of owls or full of games — will be offered at McHenry County Conservation District sites this ...
Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:20 am

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