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Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber prepares for 2015

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is full of exciting events and opportunities over the next few months.The “Shop Local and Win” givebac ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor s ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 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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Marengo crash sends driver to the hospital

MARENGO – A woman was taken to the hospital after her car hit some trees Sunday evening, a fire official said.The Marengo Fire Protection Di ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Chicago Rockford International Airport marks 10 years as international port

ROCKFORD – The decade since the federal government designated Chicago Rockford International Airport as an official U.S. port of entry has b ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:26 am

Marengo, Lake in the Hills surprised by gas station gambling ruling

LAKE IN THE HILLS – An Illinois Gaming Board decision that granted a Lake in the Hills gas station permission to use video gaming machines a ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:50 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

 

Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo opens field trip sign-ups

MARENGO – Elementary students will have the chance to discover the history of maple sugaring and see how maple syrup is made. Teachers can s ...
Dec. 7, 2014 - 12:19 am

574 McHenry County high school seniors named Illinois State Scholars for 2015-16

There are 574 high school seniors in McHenry County who can call themselves Illinois State Scholars. The names of the 2015-2016 state schola ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:32 am

New Dollar General store in Marengo to host grand opening Saturday

MARENGO – The Dollar General in Marengo will host a grand opening event Saturday in celebration of its new location.The new location, 1020 E ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:40 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%

 

MCCD offers winter hikes in Ringwood, Marengo, Crystal Lake

A variety of hikes — some at night, in search of owls or full of games — will be offered at McHenry County Conservation District sites this ...
Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:20 am

Riley District 18 near Marengo latest to consider full-day kindergarten

MARENGO – A small school district in an unincorporated area near Marengo is thinking about becoming the latest district in McHenry County to ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:13 am

Winter camping to open at Marengo Ridge Conservation Area in December

MARENGO – Winter camping at Thomas Woods opens Dec. 1.The campsite is in the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area, which is at 3100 N. Route 23 i ...
Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:08 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

 

After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media

A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegr ...
Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am

Marengo considering video gaming expansion

MARENGO – Businesses that sell packaged liquors in Marengo would be allowed to have video gaming machines, under a City Council proposal tha ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Marengo police reports for Nov. 12, 2014

• Andrew S. Townsend, 25, 818 Royal Oak Drive, Marengo, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 7, with violating an order of protection.• Ismael S. Alarc ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:45 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

Marengo Community Radio granted FCC broadcast license

MARENGO – The volunteers behind Marengo Community Radio soon can air their broadcasts on the radio after the Federal Communications Commissi ...
Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Veterans Day in McHenry County: Prairie Ridge High School among schools, communities celebrating

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sitting in a row Tuesday on a high school stage were six men with a diverse collection of former jobs: a mechanic, a corpsman ...
Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:56 pm

On the Record With: Marengo artist turned Air Force veteran pursues military passion

MARENGO – Kati Beck’s life changed by the end of the day Sept. 12, 2001. Like many Americans, Beck struggled to pull herself away from the T ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 1:13 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

 

Illinois statehouse incumbents win across board in McHenry County

Statehouse incumbents representing McHenry County districts took home solid wins Tuesday night based on unofficial results reported by area ...
Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:59 am

Rockford man gets 16 years for Marengo-area home invasion

WOODSTOCK – A Rockford man allegedly armed with a weapon during a McHenry County robbery attempt gone awry was sentenced to 16 years in pris ...
Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Belvidere man gets 4 years for armed robbery attempt near Marengo

WOODSTOCK – Before being sentenced to four years behind bars, a Belvidere man apologized to the judge for his role in a 2013 armed robbery a ...
Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:00 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 police reports for Oct. 16, 2014

• Enrique M. Perez, 30, 122 E. Railroad St., Marengo, was charged Tuesday, Sept. 2, with battery.• Scott B. Singleton, 23, 540 Eagle Ridge L ...
Oct. 16, 2014 - 2:32 pm

McHenry County police departments participating in prescription drug take-back day

Several area police departments are scheduled to participate in Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. The drug take back day ...
Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:20 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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