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Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, police say

HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am

Marengo mulls connecting to Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone

MARENGO – The city might consider joining the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone to attract businesses to the area as the Interstate 90 inter ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:56 am

Letter: Poor treatment

To the Editor:I am writing objecting to poor treatment received by a highly qualified person who was unfairly targeted by partisan motives.  ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:30 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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IMRF investigates Marengo Park District superintendent to see if he meets pension requirements

MARENGO – The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is investigating whether Joe Vallez, who holds a leadership position at the Marengo Park Di ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:14 am

New hospitals head top local stories of 2016 in McHenry County

The opening of a new hospital and the modernization of another tops the Northwest Herald’s list of Top 10 local news events of 2016. The ne ...
Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm

Marengo business owner charged with fraud, failing to pay taxes

MARENGO – A federal grand jury Thursday charged the vice president of a Marengo asphalt paving company with providing false statements and c ...
Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:44 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

 

Gas prices in McHenry County, nation tick up in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have risen just in time for the holidays, a trend which could cause many to dig deeper into their wallets into January.This ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 12:17 am

McHenry County races take shape as candidates file for April 4 election

A number of contested municipal government races await voters in the April 4 consolidated election. Voters on that day will elect their rep ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Marengo teacher, Genoa man ID'd as two killed in crash with semi

MARENGO – A popular Zion Lutheran School teacher and coach from Marengo and a Genoa man were identified as the two drivers killed in a Maren ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 5:17 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%

 

Trails allow for candlelight hikes, skiing this winter

CRYSTAL LAKE – Cross-country skiers can glide through snowy trails under the candlelight this weekend.The McHenry County Conservation Distri ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:28 am

2 drivers killed in Marengo-area crash with semi, fire official says

MARENGO – A man and a woman were killed Thursday night after a Marengo-area crash, a fire official said.Police and fire officials were calle ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Local waste removal service to run on normal schedule during holidays

MARENGO – MDC Environmental Services will not delay its garbage collection for Christmas Day or New Year's Day, since both holidays fall on ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:46 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

 

Robert Sherman's plane lost control minutes after takeoff, NTSB says

MARENGO – The plane operated by prominent activist and atheist Robert I. Sherman crashed after a "loss of control" minutes after takeoff, Na ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:46 am

Prominent activist, atheist Robert Sherman ID'd as Marengo plane crash victim

MARENGO – Prominent activist and atheist Robert I. Sherman was identified by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office as the man killed in a sing ...
Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Investigation into cause of fatal plane crash in Marengo still 'early on'

MARENGO – A federal investigation into a single-engine plane crash that killed the pilot in Marengo during the weekend is “very early on,” a ...
Dec. 12, 2016 - 12:50 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Pilot killed in Marengo plane crash

MARENGO – The pilot of a home-built, single-engine plane was killed when he crashed into a Marengo cornfield, authorities said Saturday.The ...
Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:46 pm

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

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

 

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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