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McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Marengo man accused of shooting Woodstock man with BB gun at golf course

MARENGO – A Marengo man was charged with battery in a Monday incident in which another man was shot twice in the hand with a BB gun at the 1 ...
April 26, 2016 - 4:21 pm

Marengo police reports for Sunday, April 24, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 24, 2016 - 8:34 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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Marengo council to review procedures after wastewater treatment plant incident

MARENGO – A recent incident at the Marengo wastewater treatment plant has prompted the city to address what Marengo Mayor Donald Lockhart ca ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Woodstock police expect better coverage, cost savings from new radio system

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department will be moving to a new radio system that is expected to have better coverage and save the city ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Marengo Police report for Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Marengo Police Department arrested Joseph A. Brocato, 68, of 327 3rd Ave. in Marengo, on Friday April 15th, 2016, on two counts of domes ...
April 20, 2016 - 11:15 am

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

 

Community-supported agriculture grows in McHenry County

RICHMOND – Kathy Mor knows it sometimes takes a village to raise a vegetable. Mor and her husband, Scott, run Green Earth Farm in Richmond, ...
April 20, 2016 - 12:10 am

Marengo bar must surrender liquor license by end of April after violations

MARENGO – After Harley D’z bar in Marengo violated the terms of its liquor license several times in the past few years, the business will ha ...
April 18, 2016 - 12:00 am

Democratic Party of McHenry County chooses candidates for several local races

The Democratic Party of McHenry County chose candidates for two McHenry County Board districts, McHenry County Recorder and McHenry County S ...
April 17, 2016 - 11:51 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%

 

Marengo tables decision to increase water-sewer rates

MARENGO – The decision on whether to raise Marengo residents’ water-sewer bills was tabled so the city could pull together other options on ...
April 15, 2016 - 12:16 am

Riley School District 18 interim superintendent to retire due to health concerns

MARENGO – After serving as interim superintendent of Riley School District 18 for a year, Jim Davis will be retiring in June because of heal ...
April 15, 2016 - 12:12 am

Marengo looking for alderman candidates to fill City Council vacancy

MARENGO – After Marengo Alderman James Regelin's resignation, the city is looking for candidates to fill his position on the City Council.Ma ...
April 14, 2016 - 12:06 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

 

Harvard, Marengo teens win free cars through Operation Click

CRYSTAL LAKE – Even though she knew what was about to happen, Cassidy Bowers’ hands still shook as she turned the key to a dark blue Ford Fi ...
April 13, 2016 - 12:21 am

High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Woodstock North win

The Prairie Ridge boys tennis team swept Hampshire on Monday, dropping more than two games in just one of the 14 sets played at Prairie Ridg ...
April 11, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Chicago duo face charges in attempted Marengo Guns burglary

MARENGO – Two Chicago men face felony charges after police said Monday that they received a tip that Marengo Guns was the target of a burgla ...
April 12, 2016 - 12:45 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County shuffling 911 services amid dispatch center consolidation

HARVARD – Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause struggles to see the benefits of moving emergency dispatch services outside the city.The police d ...
April 11, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Marengo Township residents can recycle paint for free on these 3 days

MARENGO – The Marengo Township Highway Department has set three dates for paint recycling opportunities.From 8 to 11:30 a.m. April 23, June ...
April 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Woodstock approves 911 dispatch services with McHenry police

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock has approved an intergovernmental agreement to join the McHenry Police Department dispatch center. It cos ...
April 7, 2016 - 12:31 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

 

Marengo police reports for April 4, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 4, 2016 - 1:54 pm

For 2016, a milder road construction season for McHenry County

Yes, driving on Route 14 between Woodstock and Crystal Lake still is a fun-filled experience with ongoing road widening work. Same goes for ...
April 4, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Marengo City Council to vote on higher water sewer bills

MARENGO – At its next meeting, the Marengo City Council is set to vote on a proposal for increases in the water sewer bills for fiscal 2016- ...
April 3, 2016 - 8:06 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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Harvard animal rescue's license revoked after owner misrepresents past felony convictions

HARVARD – The state has revoked a Harvard animal shelter’s license after officials disagreed with her sentiment that she did not need to dis ...
April 2, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association marks 40 years in McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – From the number of programs offered to the amount of space it’s owned, Crystal Lake-based Northern Illinois Special Recreatio ...
April 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Marengo-area crash sends driver to hospital, fire official says

MARENGO – One person was sent to the hospital Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole near Marengo, a fire official said.Joe T ...
March 31, 2016 - 12:44 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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Marengo approves dispatch services with McHenry police, new radios for police department

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council approved on Monday an agreement for the Marengo Police Department to transition dispatch services and upg ...
March 28, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Riley School District 18 gets low bid of $927,300 for mobile classroom replacement project

MARENGO – A Marengo-based construction company submitted the lowest bid for a project to eliminate two mobile classrooms in Riley Community ...
March 28, 2016 - 12:42 am

Police hunt for Rockford man after car chase ends in Marengo

MARENGO – Police continue to search for a 34-year-old Rockford man they said led them on a chase from Boone County into Marengo before fleei ...
March 21, 2016 - 5:21 pm

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