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Train hits farm field sprayer near Union killing 1, officials say

UNION – One person was killed in a crash between a farm field sprayer and train Tuesday, officials said.Union Fire Protection District Lt. T ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Marengo Guns angry over being dropped by insurance company

MARENGO – A local gun store is seeing red over a decision by its insurance company to no longer insure gun shop owners.Marengo Guns learned ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marengo workshop meeting to discuss I-90 interchange

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council will hold a special workshop meeting Monday to discuss the proposed interchange in the city at Interstate ...
June 19, 2016 - 5:30 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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Letter: Optimistic America can be great again

To the Editor:“Mothers want their sons to grow up to be president, as long as they don’t become a politician in the process.”– John F. Kenne ...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am

Confusion surrounds Marengo wastewater treatment plant incident

MARENGO – Poor communication about an incident at Marengo’s wastewater treatment plant has led to a draft resolution clarifying the chain-of ...
June 16, 2016 - 10:57 pm

Marengo Township suspends paint recycling

MARENGO – Paint recycling for Marengo Township residents has been suspended because of Illinois' lack of a budget.Until the state passes a b ...
June 14, 2016 - 9:31 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

 

Analysis: I-90 interchange in Marengo would be an economic windfall

WOODSTOCK – A full interchange at Route 23 and Interstate 90 south of Marengo could mean between $538 million and more than $1.7 billion in ...
June 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Marengo rear-end crash injures 2 juveniles

MARENGO – Two juveniles were transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock with minor injuries after a crash at the intersection of Route 20 ...
June 9, 2016 - 12:34 am

Woodstock to hold dedication for sculpture in Dick Tracy Way Park

WOODSTOCK – With the addition of a sculpture by a Marengo artist, the Peace Path and Labyrinth Journey area within Dick Tracy Way Park in Wo ...
June 8, 2016 - 12:17 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%

 

Consent order will provide Marengo-area residents with safe drinking water

A consent order will provide residents near Marengo with a permanent source of safe drinking water after an investigation into groundwater c ...
June 3, 2016 - 11:04 pm

ShopFresh Market opens in Woodstock at former Wisted's Supermarket location

WOODSTOCK – ShopFresh Market has opened its doors in the former Wisted’s Supermarket location in Woodstock. Owner Julia Muell said the store ...
June 3, 2016 - 11:02 pm

Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher of Crystal Lake knows what Memorial Day is all about. “It’s about Grandpa Burt,” she said matter-of ...
May 31, 2016 - 12:08 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

 

Marengo police reports for Friday, May 27, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am

Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire

MARENGO – The Riley School District 18 Board recently gave approval to hire a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing Jim Davis.The a ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:33 am

Marengo City Council fills alderman vacancy in Ward 1 with 40-year resident

MARENGO – Longtime resident Mike Miller has been appointed as the newest member of the Marengo City Council.Miller said his past work as a c ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County gun stores weigh in on proposed Illinois licensing law

Owners of local gun stores are calling a new proposed state regulatory layer bureaucratic overkill designed to shut them down under the guis ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm

On the Record With: Marengo attorney, Super Lawyer recipient Steve Greeley

MARENGO – Steve Greeley Jr. is an investigator.Whether it was watching “Matlock” or his interest in federal law enforcement and the FBI as a ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:38 am

Woman transported to hospital after Rockford motorcycle crash

MARENGO – A woman was taken to Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford after a motorcycle crash Saturday in Marengo, a fire official said.T ...
May 21, 2016 - 9:09 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

 

Marengo Riley School District 18 board authorizes debt certificates to add 7 classrooms

MARENGO – The Riley Community Consolidated School District 18 board gave a nod of approval Wednesday to issuing debt certificates, which the ...
May 20, 2016 - 7:00 am

GOP candidate: Jack Franks' departure from Illinois House race improves odds

The decision by state Rep. Jack Franks to run for McHenry County Board chairman rather than re-election to his Illinois House seat makes the ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:23 am

From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the Genera ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:44 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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Marengo city council OKs water sewer rate increase for next 2 years

MARENGO – After staff revisited where cuts could be made in the budget to fill an expected $90,000 gap in the city’s water sewer budget, the ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm

Most McHenry County schools would lose money under education funding bill

With more insight into the effects of a bill to overhaul Illinois school funding, some local school officials and lawmakers have expressed c ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Marengo police reports for Friday, May 13, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 13, 2016 - 3:44 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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Suicidal man prompted warning for Marengo-area residents, police say

MARENGO – McHenry County Sheriff's officials said the search for a suicidal man who left his home with a knife prompted a warning that instr ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:34 pm

UniCarriers celebrates product launch, Arbor Day

MARENGO – UniCarriers Americas Corp. celebrated Arbor Day at its Marengo headquarters by planting a blossoming crab apple tree to commemorat ...
May 13, 2016 - 8:20 am

Chicago men deny allegations in Marengo Guns attempted burglary case

WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, two Chicago men formally denied attempted burglary charges based on allegations that the two planned to burglarize M ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:21 am

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