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Centegra hosting Cancer Survivors Day in McHenry on June 5

McHENRY – Centegra Sage Cancer Center will host its sixth annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at 4305 M ...
May 24, 2016 - 6:24 pm

Fox River Grove police to move dispatch to NERCOMM in McHenry

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Village Board approved a contract Thursday that will move police dispatch services to the soon-to-be-expanded center i ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am

Cary Fire Protection District not interested in dispatch subsidy from village, board says

CARY – Weeks after the Cary Village Board discussed subsidizing the Cary Fire Protection District to prevent the district from changing disp ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:24 am

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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Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County moves family into Huntley home

HUNTLEY – When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Pinto family’s new home on Saturday, Jesus Rodarte served as evidence of the good ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:43 am

Woman, 3-year-old boy transported from McHenry crash on Saturday

McHENRY – A woman and a 3-year-old boy were taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons after a crash in McHenry on Saturday afternoon, ...
May 21, 2016 - 7:28 pm

Woodstock veteran receives MCC award after overcoming homelessness to help others

WOODSTOCK – Mike Boyer is a father to two sons, a student at McHenry Community College, a husband to Kelsee Boyer and a Marine Corps veteran ...
May 20, 2016 - 11:26 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 Rec Center giving away yearlong membership at grand opening

McHENRY – Nearly three months after it opened, the new, $5.8 million McHenry Recreation Center is offering a number of prizes, including a f ...
May 20, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Controversy flares over McHenry West High School Marine graduate's attire

McHENRY – The McHenry West graduate who could not participate in Thursday's graduation after choosing to wear her U.S. Marine Corps dress bl ...
May 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Woodstock mother dies after McHenry motorcycle crash

WOODSTOCK – Before the McHenry crash that ultimately claimed her life, Amy Thornton had been on an excursion with her husband of nearly 19 y ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:07 am

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&

 

TSA, American Airlines sending help for O'Hare airport security lines

In the wake of excessive lines at security checkpoints that have caused frustration and missed flights for hundreds of passengers, the Trans ...
May 17, 2016 - 11:57 pm

School districts 15, 156, 36 hosts meeting for parents of homeschool, private school kids with disabilities

McHENRY – Officials from McHenry School District 15, Harrison School District 36 and McHenry Community High School District 156 will discuss ...
May 17, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Motorcycle classes teach McHenry County riders crash avoidance, proper technique

When planning educational programs for new motorcycle riders, Scott Haas said he urges students to think of riding primarily as a mental exe ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:09 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

 

Editor's Desk: Generosity evident at SleepOut for Shelter

McHenry County’s generosity continues to amaze me.And for this weekend’s generosity at the SleepOut for Shelter fundraiser, I and Pioneer Ce ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:41 am

Most McHenry County schools would lose money under education funding bill

With more insight into the effects of a bill to overhaul Illinois school funding, some local school officials and lawmakers have expressed c ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Early morning crash sends man to hospital

McHENRY – A man was transported to Centegra Hospital – McHenry after an early morning crash Saturday, a fire official said.The McHenry Towns ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry's Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center moves to new location

McHENRY – Daniela Bandala has two families.One includes her mother, father and sister, who live in McHenry’s Garden Quarter apartment comple ...
May 12, 2016 - 12:47 am

Route 31 traffic back to normal in McHenry after construction delays, police say

McHENRY — Construction on southbound Route 31 in McHenry is no longer affecting traffic, a McHenry police dispatcher said.The dispatcher sai ...
May 11, 2016 - 5:10 pm

Centegra to offer free skin cancer screenings this summer

HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System will offer free health screenings for skin cancer on five dates this summer.The first screening will be fro ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:24 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

 

Mercy, Rockford health systems merger leads to Mercyhealth name change

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System announced that the company will be called Mercyhealth, a name officials hope will unify its f ...
May 10, 2016 - 7:34 am

McHenry man sentenced for sexually assaulting young child

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced to 27 years in prison after he admitted to committing sexual acts against a child under the age of 1 ...
May 9, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Mischief in McHenry: Police warn of items in middle of Green Street

McHENRY – Some ill-placed firewood and lawn ornaments have prompted the McHenry Police Department to issue a warning to drivers using Green ...
May 9, 2016 - 11:51 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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Colby-Petersen Farm celebration in McHenry set for June 26

McHENRY – The McHenry County community is invited to the city of McHenry's annual Colby-Petersen Farm celebration, this year themed, "A Hund ...
May 9, 2016 - 11:52 pm

McHenry Junior Warriors Cheer and Dance starting special needs team

McHENRY – After seeing the effects of cheerleading on her own daughter’s self-confidence, Shannon Sterrett wanted to help launch a McHenry-b ...
May 7, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Woodstock Harley-Davidson plans memorial motorcycle ride for McHenry County deputy

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness’ name is now etched in stone at the Illinois Police Memorial in Springfield.Maness ...
May 7, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Schools

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

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Police investigate McHenry crash that left 1 person in critical condition

McHENRY – Police are investigating the cause of a crash that seriously injured two people on a motorcycle Friday. McHenry police and McHenr ...
May 7, 2016 - 11:33 pm

McHenry County police weigh in on Illinois marijuana decriminalization

McHENRY – When someone who’s never been arrested gets caught with a few grams of marijuana in McHenry, chances are that police will respond ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Huntley teen accused of armed robbery in McHenry charged in 7-11 incident

HUNTLEY – A Huntley teen has been charged in a robbery of 7-11 that occurred the morning of April 30, according to a news release from Huntl ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:55 pm

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