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Marengo, IL

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Marengo best town to raise a family in locally in niche.com Illinois ranking

MARENGO – As a third-generation Marengo resident, Mayor Don Lockhart wasn’t surprised to learn Marengo had been named one of the best towns ...
Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Marengo man killed in crash remembered as loving father, kind husband

MARENGO – Michael Meyerhoff's kind demeanor was one of the first things that grabbed his future wife's attention.His kindness was part of wh ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am

Bruce Rauner signs Jack Franks bill allowing for direct election of rescue district trustees

Taxpayers now can petition for an election to directly elect rescue squad district trustees under new legislation.House Bill 3334, sponsored ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:21 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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Helfers: Spreading the word through customers

When the community comes together, we celebrate. Although temperatures soared, our staff, volunteers and our dedicated sponsors made the 201 ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:09 am

Marengo crash sends 2 people to hospital

MARENGO – Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle Sunday in Marengo, according to Marengo Fire ...
Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:12 am

Marengo man dies in rollover crash Friday

MARENGO – A 65-year-old Marengo man died after a rollover crash Friday outside Marengo, officials said.Michael Meyerhoff was driving a 2003 ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm

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

 

Harvard man arrested in 6th DUI charge after Marengo incident

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man with a history of DUI convictions was arrested this week on an outstanding warrant for an alleged sixth offense.To ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:43 am

Crash between Woodstock, Marengo injures elderly driver

WOODSTOCK – An elderly man suffered minor injuries Thursday when he drove his vehicle into a ditch between Woodstock and Marengo, a fire off ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:46 am

PHOTOS: Marengo high school football practice

Shaw Media images of Marengo football practice ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:26 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%

 

First students back to school: McHenry East High School seniors start year with sun, selfies

McHENRY – A group of McHenry East High School seniors gathered on the edge of the Fox River for a selfie with the sun.The bright sphere was ...
Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Northern Illinois Fire Museum seeks funds to move from Marengo site

MARENGO – The Northern Illinois Fire Museum needs to move to a new location in the next year, or else officials fear they will have to shutt ...
Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:18 am

Marengo man faces DUI, weapons charges in DeKalb County

DeKALB – A Marengo man faces charges of driving under the influence after police said they found him drunk in his car with a loaded revolver ...
Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:39 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

 

McHenry man arrested after crash injures Marengo man

McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested Tuesday morning after a crash that sent a Marengo man to the hospital, police said.Frank J. Domanico, 4 ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:27 pm

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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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

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

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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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

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

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