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McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly ref ...
Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am

Coroner IDs Elgin driver killed in Route 20 crash near Marengo

Authorities have identified the 29-year-old Elgin man who was killed Monday evening after a two-vehicle crash near Marengo.McHenry County Co ...
Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:57 am

Richard Solarz named new Marengo police chief

MARENGO – Richard Solarz has been named Marengo’s newest chief of police after 24 years with the department.The Marengo City Council appoint ...
Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:59 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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Coroner identifies Woodstock man killed in crash at Route 20, Harmony Road

The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the 54-year-old Woodstock man killed in a crash last week as John Burke, also known as John ...
Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:38 am

Crash near Marengo kills 29-year-old Elgin man

A 29-year-old Elgin man died Monday after a two-vehicle crash near Marengo. About 7:05 p.m., police and fire officials responded to Route 2 ...
Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:52 am

Marengo Council nixes downtown liquor store; Taco Bell coming to city

MARENGO – Marengo Council members nixed the idea of a downtown liquor store, but aldermen said they were excited about the possibility of a ...
Nov. 29, 2016 - 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

 

Lake in the Hills police to make the switch to digital radios

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police will be transitioning to a new radio system as they consolidate and join the Southeast Emergenc ...
Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am

Update: Route 176 reopens between Franklinville and Millstream Roads after crash

MARENGO – Police have issued a nixle alert about 12:30 p.m. Saturday saying Route 176 between Franklinville and Millstream Roads in the Mare ...
Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:33 pm

Marengo City Council agrees to pay portion of tax levy to cemetery board

MARENGO – The city will pay the Marengo Cemetery Board a portion of its requested tax levy despite rising police pension costs and financial ...
Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:36 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%

 

Local wine bar, shop proposed for Marengo

MARENGO – A local businessman plans to open a wine bar, shop and education space in Marengo.Jason Moy of Plum Garden restaurant in McHenry w ...
Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:01 pm

Indian Oaks Park playground fundraiser gaining traction in Marengo

MARENGO – With community support, Marengo residents could see the rebuild of the playground at Indian Oaks Park by next year.Community membe ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:46 am

Republican Joe Tirio wins McHenry County recorder race

Republican candidate Joe Tirio has won the race for McHenry County recorder, according to unofficial vote counts Tuesday, and he plans to ma ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:44 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

 

Steven Reick wins 63rd House for the GOP

Republican Steve Reick won election to a 63rd House District seat that had been in Democratic hands for almost two decades, according to uno ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:30 am

Rummage sale underway to benefit future Marengo Youth Center

MARENGO – A rummage sale is underway to benefit United at Peace’s Marengo Youth Center plan.United at Peace plans to open the center at the ...
Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:27 am

Marengo council member's FOIA request causes costly fees

MARENGO – The city will have to pay more than $7,000 in fees resulting from a council member’s Freedom of Information Act request related to ...
Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:26 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Marengo mulls Route 23, Interstate 90 interchange design

MARENGO – City officials met to discuss a potential design for the future Route 23 and Interstate 90 interchange.Four options were presented ...
Oct. 24, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Crystal Lake's Faith Lutheran High School reaches 100 students

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Faith Lutheran High School started in 2004, the first class of eight students would complain so much about the small cla ...
Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:16 am

Helfers: Credibility among reasons to be a chamber member

Someone asked me the other day, why should they be a chamber member? My response was simple – why not? With a puzzled look on their face, I ...
Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:42 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

 

Flatlander Market featured on American Express national TV ad campaign

MARENGO – Don’t be surprised if you recognize a face or two when you walk into downtown Marengo’s Flatlander Market for lunch.Owners Rocco G ...
Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm

McHenry County libraries gear up for National Novel Writing Month

Local libraries are gearing up to support aspiring writers as National Novel Writing Month approaches.November marks the annual National Nov ...
Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:55 am

McHenry County substance abuse coalition spearheads program to provide Narcan to all county police agencies

All police officers in McHenry County soon will carry a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of a drug overdose.Equipping patrol ...
Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:23 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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Developer seeks approval for housing complex in unincorporated Huntley

HUNTLEY – A public hearing about a proposed housing development in unincorporated Huntley continued Wednesday, with residents voicing concer ...
Oct. 13, 2016 - 12:24 am

Marengo celebrates 46th annual Settlers' Days

MARENGO – A carnival, car show, flea market and more activities took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Marengo for the 46th annual Settle ...
Oct. 9, 2016 - 7:39 am

4 running to be the voice of rural McHenry County Board District 6

Two Republican and two Democratic candidates are running for two open seats representing McHenry County Board District 6.All four of them ha ...
Oct. 8, 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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Letter: Think before you vote

To the Editor:Hillary Clinton speaking for the middle class and women’s rights is like Jesse James speaking for security. God, deliver us fr ...
Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am

United at Peace hopes to bring youth center to Marengo

MARENGO – A youth service center might be coming to downtown Marengo.United at Peace has requested use of Marengo-Union Library’s unused bui ...
Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:07 am

McHenry tax preparation business owner, workers commit tax fraud scheme

Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, pleaded guilty in relation to a tax fraud scheme, according t ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:16 am

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