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Everyday Hero: Terry Jaworski

Every Wednesday, Terry Jaworski and other volunteers hand out diapers for two hours out of the former Sullivan’s Food Store on Elm Street in ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Heroes: Lemonade Brigade

The Lemonade Brigade has been so busy these past months that they have trouble keeping track of which event was for which person. Sitting in ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Pioneer Center expands walk-in registration hours

McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is expanding walk-in registration for residents seeking behavioral health services after a s ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1683
5 to 9 Years 1844
10 to 14 Years 2051
15 to 19 Years 1841
20 to 24 Years 1579
25 to 34 Years 3522
35 to 44 Years 3776
45 to 54 Years 4758
55 to 59 Years 1420
60 to 64 Years 1279
65 to 74 Years 1322
75 to 84 Years 1129
85 Years and Over 658
Median Age (in years) 37.7

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Ancestry

American 1,145 3.7%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 538 1.7%
Danish 139 0.5%
Dutch 239 0.8%
English 1,864 6.1%
French (except Basque) 456 1.5%
French Canadian 164 0.5%
German 10,234 33.3%
Greek 69 0.2%
Hungarian 268 0.9%
Irish 5,010 16.3%
Italian 2,247 7.3%
Lithuanian 225 0.7%
Norwegian 881 2.9%
Polish 4,259 13.8%
Portuguese 67 0.2%
Russian 313 1.0%
Scotch-Irish 239 0.8%
Scottish 605 2.0%
Slovak 47 0.2%
Subsaharan Africa 13 0.0%
Swedish 1,219 4.0%
Swiss 85 0.3%
Ukrainian 66 0.2%
Welsh 348 1.1%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 17 0.1%

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Richmond man denies putting camera in McHenry Target changing room

WOODSTOCK – A Richmond man pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations he placed a video camera in a changing room at the McHenry Target. Dan ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm

MCC to offer classes in McHenry on time management, effective presentations

McHENRY – Classes aimed at helping employees develop professional will be offered next month at McHenry County College's Shah Center in McHe ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:13 am

McHenry mayor credits community for success in State of the City address

McHENRY – McHenry Mayor Sue Low channeled her inner Phil Jackson on Wednesday, reciting a quote from the former Chicago Bulls coach to summa ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 574 3.2%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 1,022 5.7%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 5,881 32.9%
Some College, No Degree 4,526 25.3%
Associates Degree 1,369 7.7%
Bachelor's Degree 3,382 18.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,110 6.2%
Population 25 years and Over 17,864
High School Graduate or Higher 91.06&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 25.14&

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Gender

Male 13,373 49.78%
Female 13,489 50.22%
Total Population 26,862

 

McHenry man charged with beating, theft near Woodstock bar (with video)

WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a McHenry man for an attack outside a Woodstock bar that left a Woodstock man with several facial fractures. Jac ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:32 pm

McHenry County Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm

McHenry police reports for Feb. 24, 2015

• Israel Lopez, 18, 1949 N. Orleans St., McHenry, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 3, on a warrant out of McHenry County for retail theft.• Dona ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Household Type

Total Households 9,917
Family Households 7,054 71.13%
with own children under 18 years 3,358 33.86%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 9,917
Owner-Occupied 7,688 77.52%
Renter Occupied 2,229 22.47&

 

McHenry boy's rare cancer stops mom's campaign, sparks community support

McHENRY – McHenry residents will see Erin Harris’ name on the April 7 ballot, but she doesn’t want a single vote. Harris, who was running fo ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:08 am

Basement fire leaves McHenry home uninhabitable, kills dog, causes $50K in damage

McHENRY – A fire inside the basement of a single-family residence in McHenry left the home uninhabitable Thursday and caused an estimated $5 ...
Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:51 pm

McHenry County authorities: Social media changing missing persons investigations

CARY – When Tina Leigh of Wauconda saw posts in January about a Cary man who had gone missing, she decided she was going to help find him."I ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $981

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 6,008
Median (dollars) $1852
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 1,680
Median (dollars) $598

 

McHenry City Council approves road improvements

McHENRY – McHenry has $4.7 million in local road repairs planned out, but residents should not get too excited about seeing improvements to ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:51 pm

McHenry County College to offer basic computer training

McHENRY – Two hands-on computer training courses are designed to introduce computers to older adults, dislocated workers and others with lit ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm

McHenry County College to offer accounting class for non-accountants

McHENRY – An accounting class for non-accountants will be offered this March.The class will meet 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, star ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry Riverwalk received $2,500 donation for improvements

McHENRY – The McHenry Riverwalk Foundation has received a gift of $2,500 for future improvements.Foundation president John Smith said the gi ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Holiday Hills fire leaves home without heat (with video)

HOLIDAY HILLS – In the midst of Tuesday's freezing temperatures, a fire that appears to be electrical in nature left a Holiday Hills home wi ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:32 pm

MCC to offer small business seminars

McHENRY – A slate of McHenry County College seminars geared toward small business owners will introduce a visual toolkit for dialogue and de ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:16 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 48 0.31%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,350 8.71%
Construction 1,161 7.49%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 2,489 16.06%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 812 5.24%
Information 306 1.97%
Manufacturing 2,319 14.96%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 592 3.82%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 968 6.24%
Public Administration 540 3.48%
Retail Trade 1,789 11.54%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 460 2.97%
Wholesale Trade 430 2.77%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 13,264

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Land

Area (in square miles) 14.74
Density (in square feet) 1,822.39

 

MCC to offer Microsoft Excel training in McHenry

McHENRY – Learning how to use Microsoft Excel to create and format spreadsheets plus analyze and share information will be the focus of upco ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:11 am

MCC to offer program on workplace conflict

McHENRY – Dealing with impossible co-workers is the focus of a conflict resolution program being offered at McHenry County College’s Shah Ce ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:02 am

Attorneys for Island Lake murder suspect plan for insanity defense

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for the man accused of killing an Island Lake woman have filed court documents declaring their intended insanity defen ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. House of Representatives Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,955
Cuban 2
Mexican 2,384
Other Hispanic or Latino 282
Puerto Rican 287
Total Population 2,955
Not Hispanic or Latino 23,907
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 17
Asian Alone 509
Black or African American Alone 52
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 573
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 8
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 565
White Alone 22,756
Total Population 26,862

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Centegra opens pharmacy aimed at reducing readmission rates

McHENRY – In an effort to keep patients from unnecessarily ending back up in the hospital, Centegra Hospital – McHenry just opened a pharmac ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:31 pm

House near McHenry a total loss after early morning fire

McHENRY — A house in an unincorporated part of McHenry County is a total loss after a fire, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District sa ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Woman, child transported after 2-vehicle McHenry crash

McHENRY – A female driver and her 6-year-old son were taken to an area hospital Friday after a two-vehicle crash in McHenry, officials said.
Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools McHenry Community Consolidated School Dist. 15
Secondary Schools McHenry Community High School Dist. 156

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McHenry County pediatricians watching measles outbreak with concern

McHenry County pediatrician Dr. Laura Buthod has never seen a case of measles in her more than 20 years of practice. Neither have Dr. Celina ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm

League of Women Voters: McHenry D156 union not co-sponsoring candidate forum (with document)

McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County said a March 3 forum for District 156 school board candidates is in no way a joint ev ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:57 pm

2-vehicle Richmond crash sends 1 to hospital

RICHMOND – A two-vehicle crash in Richmond sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night, fire officials said. The Spring Grove Fire Protect ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:13 pm

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