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Seneca Township crash sends motorcyclist to hospital

One motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a crash at Route 176 and Millstream Road in Seneca Township on Tuesday, said Marengo Fire Pr ...
July 28, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Drop off Cell Phones for Soldiers at state Rep. Jack Franks' Woodstock office

WOODSTOCK – Jack Franks wants your gently used cell phones.The state representative announced Tuesday that he is partnering with Cell Phones ...
July 28, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Helfers: Mark the calendars for upcoming events in Marengo

On behalf of the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce and the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce, we again would like to extend our sincere tha ...
July 28, 2015 - 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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MCCD to explore insect songs in Harvard, watch meteor showers in Marengo

HARVARD – Insect songs, meteor showers and solar power will be explored at three upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs. All ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:37 am

MCCD offering solar cooking class in Ringwood, Woodstock insect program

WOODSTOCK – The sun will be used to make some snacks at a McHenry County Conservation District program this month. All programs require adva ...
July 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Salvation Army packs donated backpacks as school year approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – The smell of the first backpack 16-year-old Makenna Schmitz opened took her back to being about 7 years old.Schmitz, a Prairi ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:46 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

 

McHenry County ZBA falls short of recommending Marengo nuns' expansion

WOODSTOCK – A request by an obscure French Christian order to get a McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals recommendation to significantly e ...
July 23, 2015 - 10:13 am

McHenry County zoning board to vote on Marengo-area religious order’s expansion

MARENGO – As they approach a vote from the McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals about expanding their operations in rural Coral Township, ...
July 21, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Roof of former Camp Algonquin recreation hall to be replaced

WOODSTOCK – Plans are moving ahead to salvage the former Camp Algonquin recreation hall despite concerns that the recently approved master p ...
July 21, 2015 - 12:18 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%

 

Man flown to hospital after motorcycle hits tree in Marengo

MARENGO – A motorcycle crash near McKinstry and Kishwaukee Valley roads in Marengo sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning, said Maren ...
July 18, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Flight for Life called after crash near Marengo

MARENGO – A 47-year-old man was taken Friday to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford by Flight for Life, said Marengo Fire Protectio ...
July 18, 2015 - 8:49 am

McHenry County parents join trend helping millennials buy first homes

HARVARD – Alex Hathaway will start at McHenry County College this fall with the idea of going into sports management or business – but he’s ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:10 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 rollover crash sends woman to hospital

MARENGO – A 62-year-old Garden Prairie woman, Nancy Serapin, was flown to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with non life-threate ...
July 16, 2015 - 10:58 pm

Glacial Park programs on bats, cold-blooded critters set in Ringwood

WOODSTOCK – Kid-friendly programs on bats, amphibians and reptiles will be offered by the McHenry County Conservation District this month.Al ...
July 13, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Prairie Community Bank in Marengo announces new hire

MARENGO – Prairie Community Bank in Marengo recently hired a new teller to its team.A Marengo native, Linda Hogan brings with her 13 years o ...
July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County zoning vote postponed on Marengo-area religious order's expansion

WOODSTOCK – Supporters and opponents of the Fraternite of Notre Dame’s request to expand its operations in rural Coral Township will have to ...
July 10, 2015 - 9:39 am

Woman injured after 2-vehicle crash in Marengo

MARENGO – One woman was taken to an area hospital after a two-vehicle crash Friday in Marengo, fire officials said. Marengo Fire Protection ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:16 am

Marengo water contamination settlement discussed at public meeting

MARENGO – The public met Thursday night to discuss terms of a proposed settlement for an ongoing dispute in Marengo involving contaminated g ...
July 9, 2015 - 11:51 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

 

Antioch man injured after motorcycle crash in unincorporated Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – An Antioch man suffered injuries considered serious but not life-threatening after a motorcycle crash on Kishwaukee Valley Road, ...
July 3, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Driver injured in Marengo vehicle-pole crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

MARENGO – A driver was taken to a hospital after a crash in unincorporated Marengo that required extrication and left the vehicle heavily da ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Cruise night comes to Marengo

MARENGO – A newly created, regularly scheduled classic car show debuted in Marengo over the weekend, after longstanding issues were resolved ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:53 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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Snakes, fish focus of MCCD programs in Marengo, Crystal Lake, Cary

WOODSTOCK – Children will get to see and learn about snakes and fish in a handful of upcoming programs.The McHenry County Conservation Distr ...
June 25, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Marengo City Council settles debate over public works director oversight

MARENGO – After eight weeks of debate stretching over four regular meetings, the Marengo City Council has decided not to change the oversigh ...
June 26, 2015 - 12:13 am

McHenry County Conservation District expanding hay program for more revenue

WOODSTOCK – The hope behind a new pilot program being tested by the McHenry County Conservation District is that it brings in a few extra do ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:20 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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MCCD programs include art lessons, campfires

WOODSTOCK – Weaving, campfires and drawing are the focus of some upcoming programs offered by the McHenry County Conservation District this ...
June 22, 2015 - 4:33 pm

On the Record With: McHenry County deputy administrator Scott Hartman

In a sense, Scott Hartman came home last year.While he lives in Crystal Lake, the former administrator for the city of Marengo left to do th ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Pick-up truck destroyed by fire in Marengo

MARENGO – A pick-up truck is a total loss after a mechanical issue caused it to catch on fire, a fire official said.The Marengo Fire Protect ...
June 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm

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