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Marengo Park District Offers Rules of the Road driving review course

MARENGO – The Marengo Park District has partnered with the Illinois Secretary of State office to offer a free Rules of the Road course to as ...
NEW: May 23, 2015 - 11:40 pm

McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with trays lined with still-growing greens shippe ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Marengo library showing 'Jersey Boys' on Thursday

MARENGO – The Marengo-Union Library District is featuring a viewing of “Jersey Boys” this week for its Thursday matinee movie. The movie, st ...
May 20, 2015 - 12:30 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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Police charge 20-year-old, juvenile in string of Marengo car burglaries

MARENGO – Police have charged a 20-year-old Marengo man and a juvenile in connection with a string of car burglaries in Marengo that happene ...
May 14, 2015 - 12:53 am

Forklift training available in Marengo at UniCarriers Americas Corp.

MARENGO – Forklift training as well as training to be the trainer will be offered this month in Marengo.The McHenry County College Workforce ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Marengo waits on Bruce Rauner, Illinois lawmakers as new budget year begins

MARENGO – City officials are waiting for Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers, as a potential cut to municipalities’ state-shared revenues ...
May 8, 2015 - 11:17 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

 

Marengo police investigate string of car burglaries

MARENGO – Marengo police are investigating a string of car burglaries on Marengo’s north side. Residents reported a rash of burglaries to th ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:46 pm

McHenry County Conservation festival highlights wildflower art, includes hikes, crafts

MARENGO – An afternoon of outdoor exploration, artistic activities and live music will mark A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art at Coral Wo ...
May 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Illinois education leaders recognize Marengo School District 154 superintendent

MARENGO – Statewide education officials recognized a Marengo superintendent for exemplary leadership in public education. District 154 Super ...
May 1, 2015 - 12:17 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 April 29, 2015

• Charles J. Arndt, 45, 332 Lily Lane, Lakemoor, was charged Thursday, Jan. 15, with improper turn, driving under the influence of alcohol a ...
April 29, 2015 - 4:56 pm

McHenry County teens test skills in Middle School Scholastic Bowl in Marengo (with video)

MARENGO – One million might be Cary seventh-grader Ved Patel's new favorite number.Patel and his scholastic bowl team used the number as a g ...
April 23, 2015 - 10:57 pm

McHenry County Conservation District approves $25.3 million budget

WOODSTOCK – The budget unanimously approved by the McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees last week is a “maintenance budget ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:11 pm

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 public works director fired after 13 years with city

MARENGO – City officials fired the Marengo public works director, ending his 13-year tenure at City Hall where he climbed the department ran ...
April 20, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Marengo Cemetery Board says city funding cut is unfair punishment

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council is unfairly punishing the board that manages the city cemetery after aldermen drastically cut its funding ...
April 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing st ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Marengo business sets fastest diesel record at Texas Mile

MARENGO – Nick Priegnitz admittedly felt more anxious than ever in the days before he and his other employees left their diesel truck shop i ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Most Marengo residents should see 13.9 percent increase on water bills

MARENGO – Starting Aug. 1, most Marengo residents will see a 13.9 percent jump in their quarterly water bills, as a combination of factors c ...
April 15, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Large tornado stopped short of Marengo

The powerful supercell that produced a tornado that damaged one town and smashed another was most likely the one that triggered dire warning ...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48 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

 

McHenry County wakes up to minor damage after powerful storm

McHenry County emergency officials said they found only minor damage Friday in the wake of a powerful storm that devastated other parts of n ...
April 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm

McHenry County mostly spared while tornadoes ravaged surrounding areas

While areas to the west and southwest are dealing with major damage after storms killed at least one and injured at least seven, McHenry Cou ...
April 10, 2015 - 9:11 am

Marengo-Union Library showing 'Rio 2' at family movie night

MARENGO – The latest family movie night at the Marengo-Union Library will feature the 2014 animated film “Rio 2.”The family event begins at ...
April 4, 2015 - 11:11 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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Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Marengo Township Highway Department hosts e-recycling event Monday

MARENGO – Officials at the Marengo Township Highway Department are accepting appointments for an electronic recycling program that starts Mo ...
April 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Marengo storage building destroyed in fire, official says

MARENGO – A storage building in unincorporated Marengo was destroyed after a fire Friday afternoon, a fire official said.The fire at 24605 R ...
April 3, 2015 - 9:11 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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A move outside ward puts Marengo candidate's campaign on hold

MARENGO – Entering the final campaign stretch, Marengo aldermanic candidate Peter Hunt has yet to post a sign in the city's fourth ward or k ...
April 3, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Marengo's new wastewater plant to open after numerous setbacks

MARENGO – City officials expect to start a modernized wastewater treatment plant by next week, putting to a rest a $12 million project in Ma ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am

Marengo-Union Library announces presentation on gluten-free living

MARENGO – Residents in the Marengo area can now register for a seminar on gluten-free living at the Marengo-Union Library. Gluten-free chef ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm

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