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Marengo police reports for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 27, 2016 - 7:29 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Marengo City Council postpones vote on communication ordinance

MARENGO – At its next meeting, the Marengo City Council will take another look at an ordinance aimed at clarifying the lines of communicatio ...
July 17, 2016 - 11:49 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 fire captain from Huntley dies after fight with cancer

MARENGO – Marengo Fire Protection District Capt. Steve Berry was someone who co-workers said had the biggest heart, loved the fire service a ...
July 15, 2016 - 12:40 am

Liquor license fees can determine what businesses enter community, McHenry County officials, businesses say

It can cost up to $7,500 for a business to apply for a liquor license in Marengo. In Huntley, there is no liquor license application fee.The ...
July 11, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Embroidery business HyperStitch celebrates 20 years

MARENGO – Twenty years ago, Pat Lawlor started HyperStitch embroidery business in her Marengo home.Now the business at 117 W. Prairie St. ha ...
July 10, 2016 - 7:08 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

 

Marengo expected to vote on chain of command ordinance

MARENGO – An ordinance brought forward by Mayor Don Lockhart aimed at clarifying the lines of communication between Marengo employees and el ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County Democratic Party selects John Bartman to replace Jack Franks on 63rd House ballot

WOODSTOCK – The Democratic Party of McHenry County elected John Bartman of Marengo to replace 63rd Illinois House Rep. Jack Franks on the No ...
July 10, 2016 - 12:08 am

Crystal Lake woman injured in Route 176 crash with freight truck, police say

One person was taken to the hospital Friday after a vehicle struck a truck in unincorporated McHenry County, a fire official said.The Mareng ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:31 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 FFA Alumni hosts tractor ride to raise money

UNION – The Marengo FFA Alumni chapter is hosting its second annual tractor ride Saturday across Marengo, Huntley and Union, with proceeds f ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Marengo police reports for Friday, July 8, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 8, 2016 - 9:27 am

Democratic Party finds McHenry County Board candidate to replace one who withdrew

A Democratic candidate for McHenry County Board had to withdraw from the race, prompting the party to find a replacement.District 6 candidat ...
July 7, 2016 - 12:13 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 Irish pub to open in former Harley D'z bar location

MARENGO – A new business will be filling the space Harley D’z once held in Marengo before it surrendered its liquor license because of sever ...
July 5, 2016 - 12:29 am

Marengo City Council appoints new interim police chief

MARENGO – The city of Marengo will have an interim police chief after Chief Joseph Hallman leaves for a new job at the end of the month.Mare ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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 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

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

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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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

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

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