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Union man injured after car hits guard rail on Route 20 near Marengo, police say

MARENGO – A single-vehicle crash near Marengo sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening, a police official said.McHenry County Sheriff ...
March 22, 2017 - 11:59 pm

Marengo alderman candidates talk city water, I-90 interchange project

MARENGO – Four candidates will face off in Marengo’s City Council race April 4.Two incumbents are running against two challengers for seats ...
March 22, 2017 - 12:26 am

3 candidates seeking mayoral seat in Marengo participate in election forum

MARENGO – The city’s water and a proposed Interstate 90 interchange were key topics at the municipal candidates forum Thursday at Marengo Hi ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:44 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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McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Marengo teen undergoes heart transplant

MARENGO – Marengo teen Logan Vallee, 16, faces months of recuperation after undergoing a heart transplant this week, which came after two we ...
March 16, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Marengo City Council addresses city administrator's Sullivan's parking lot crash, drunken driving rumors

MARENGO – Before City Administrator Gary Boden stormed out of a Marengo City Council meeting Monday, officials addressed allegations that Bo ...
March 14, 2017 - 1:59 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 city administrator cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of boozy Sullivan's parking lot crash

MARENGO – A grocery store employee accused the city administrator of “reeking of booze” when he struck the employee’s car in the parking lot ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:44 am

3 people sent to hospital after head-on crash on Route 20 near Marengo, officials say

MARENGO – Three people were taken to the hospital – one with serious injuries – after a two-car crash Thursday night outside Marengo, offici ...
March 10, 2017 - 12:58 am

Marengo-area crash sends 1 person to hospital, officials say

MARENGO – A crash between a car and semitrailer sent one person to the hospital Thursday, a fire official said.Marengo Fire Protection Distr ...
March 10, 2017 - 1:02 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 Park District sets date for Indian Oaks playground build

MARENGO – Marengo kids should have a new place to play by the middle of May.The Marengo Park District has announced a build date for the Ind ...
March 7, 2017 - 12:23 am

Evergreen Academy partners with Marengo High School to provide hands-on learning

UNION – Students at Evergreen Academy in Union now are participating in hands-on learning through a new partnership with Marengo High School ...
March 4, 2017 - 1:31 am

With 40 acres and an indoor pool, check out 13 photos of a $1,150,000 Marengo home for sale

Check out this $1,150,000 home for sale in Marengo ...
March 1, 2017 - 12:39 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 officials mull infrastructure projects

MARENGO – The city will have a little extra money for infrastructure because of an inactive economic incentive account that the state of Ill ...
March 1, 2017 - 12:17 am

Marengo City Council approves quarry proposal

MARENGO – Concerns about foul smell, water contamination and environmental issues were raised Monday at a public hearing on a proposed 510-a ...
Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am

Marengo to host public hearing on proposed 175-acre quarry

MARENGO – The city will hold a public hearing Monday for the proposed quarry off Pleasant Grove Road.McHenry-based business Super Aggregates ...
Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:04 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $184,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $58,766

 

McHenry County suicides now trending down; mental health board says prevention efforts paying off

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suicides are at a seven-year low in McHenry County.“We’re working hard to address the issue of suicides and even lower that n ...
Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Route 23 overpass work in Marengo to start Monday

MARENGO – The Illinois Tollway is expected to begin reconstructing and widening the Route 23 bridge across the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

United Way of Greater McHenry County names executive director

McHENRY – United Way of Greater McHenry County has a new executive director after a three-month, nationwide search.Carole Peters of Marengo ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:30 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

 

Marengo wine bar, shop concept nixed

MARENGO – The proposed Connie’s Corkery wine bar and shop won’t be coming to Marengo after all.Jason Moy, of Plum Garden restaurant in McHen ...
Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:36 pm

Algonquin cop doing Super Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois

ALGONQUIN – Special Olympics Illinois hosts the Polar Plunge at 22 locations across the state where participants jump into cold winter water ...
Feb. 5, 2017 - 12:02 am

Fire causes about $150,000 in damage to Marengo home, official says

MARENGO – Fire officials continue to investigate a structure fire that caused about $150,000 in damage to a Marengo home Thursday evening.Th ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:55 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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Letter: Spirit of Lincoln

To the Editor:Abraham Lincoln once said, “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his pla ...
Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am

Bowl for Kids’ Sake to support area children

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents can give back to their community in a fun way by participating in this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake.The a ...
Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:29 am

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

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 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

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

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