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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Alden-Hebron Elementary School students finish veterans service project

HEBRON – After a yearlong service project, Alden-Hebron Elementary School fifth-graders created a book filled with stories and pictures of v ...
May 9, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Bethesda plans Cinco de Mayo in Marengo for people with developmental disabilities

MARENGO – Bethesda Lutheran Communities is holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ...
May 5, 2016 - 12:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

Union woman cited in Marengo-area crash that sent Loves Park woman to hospital

MARENGO –A two-vehicle crash Tuesday outside Marengo sent one person to the hospital, officials said. Marengo Fire Protection District Cap ...
May 3, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Marengo-area semi crash sends 1 to hospital

MARENGO – A collision Tuesday between a semitractor trailer and a pickup truck near Marengo sent a man to the hospital with minor injuries, ...
May 4, 2016 - 12:01 am

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

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 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

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

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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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

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

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 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

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

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