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Dominican Republic policies concerning McHenry County groups with Haiti ties

As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the str ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:25 am

Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the c ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:31 am

Shoe retailer DSW plans to open in McHenry store

McHENRY – DSW, a prominent shoe retailer that offers numerous brand names, plans to open a store in McHenry on Sept. 3.The new store, 3356 S ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:30 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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Expanding McHenry manufacturer Fabrik Plastics weighs move away from Illinois

McHENRY – Like other manufacturers in Illinois, a top primary employer in McHenry County is thinking about uprooting its McHenry headquarter ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:45 pm

McHenry County students donate blood, time in summer drive

McHENRY – Tyler Birkhoff leaned back onto a vinyl cot Friday and closed his eyes as a needle glided into his arm.After a quick pinch, the 17 ...
July 24, 2015 - 11:43 pm

McHenry crash sends one to hospital at Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road

McHENRY – One person was taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry after a two-vehicle crash at Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road, said McHenry Town ...
July 23, 2015 - 8:30 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

 

MCC's Shah Center in McHenry to offer blueprint reading, GD&T training

McHENRY – Training for manufacturing and warehousing industry will be offered this summer in McHenry.McHenry County College’s Workforce, Com ...
July 23, 2015 - 1:02 pm

No-wake status lifted on Fox River; debris advisory still in effect

The Fox Waterway Agency has lifted a no-wake status for two sections of the Fox River, but a debris advisory remains in effect.The zones run ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Follett launches new classroom literature line

Education materials supplier Follett recently revealed a new product line that delivers customized K-12 book sets tied to national and state ...
July 22, 2015 - 11:50 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&

 

Debris advisory, no-wake status issued for Fox River

An advisory warning of debris along the Fox River continued into Tuesday as the Fox Waterway Agency also issued a no-wake status for two sec ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:26 am

TLS Veterans announces new executive director

McHENRY – TLS Veterans, a nonprofit agency that provides mental and substance abuse health care, as well as food, shelter and employment ass ...
July 21, 2015 - 12:31 am

McHenry Fiesta Days' Parade Marshal ceremony moved to July 23

MCHENRY – The Fiesta Days’ Parade Marshal recognition ceremony honoring 2015 recipient Ron Bykowski that was canceled Thursday because of se ...
July 17, 2015 - 4:47 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

 

Route 120 and Crystal Lake Road in McHenry reopen after power line down

McHENRY – Parts of Route 120 and Crystal Lake Road in McHenry were closed for about an hour Thursday after a power line went down.Battalion ...
July 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Motorcycle ride to benefit Pioneer Center in McHenry

McHENRY – Registration is now open for the ninth annual Pioneer Motorcycle Ride on Aug. 8. This year’s ride starts and ends at McHenry Harle ...
July 15, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Crystal Lake man wins $100K on lottery ticket from McHenry gas station

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 20-year Crystal Lake resident was at home when he scratched the ticket that won him $100,000. "Even though I was shocked to ...
July 15, 2015 - 11:40 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry County's Pioneer Center names new president and CEO

McHENRY – Pioneer Center for Human Services has named Jackie Wells the organization’s new president and CEO. Wells, who assumed the role Jun ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:37 am

Woodstock space campers learn about Pluto on same day New Horizons probe reaches it (with videos)

WOODSTOCK – It didn’t take long for space camper Trevor Benton to realize something was amiss with his instructions to build Pluto as part o ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:30 am

Women in McHenry County hosts guest speaker Thursday

McHENRY – A business owner who helps people organize their affairs will be the featured speaker during a Women in McHenry County breakfast T ...
July 14, 2015 - 2:58 pm

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

 

ReMax honors McHenry associates for sales

McHENRY – The ReMax Northern Illinois region recently recognized brokers from McHenry for outstanding sales achievements in 2014.Heidi Peter ...
July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am

Wonder Lake crash sends 3 to hospital

WONDER LAKE – Three people were injured in a rear-end collision Friday near Wonder Lake, fire officials said. Battalion Chief David Harwood ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:17 am

McHenry library hopes to build collection of local literary, musical works

McHENRY – Local authors will now have two new avenues to get their work out to the public. The McHenry Public Library recently purchased sub ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:14 am

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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Businesses can now register for Indonesia trade event in McHenry

McHENRY – Area businesses wanting to learn how to reach markets in Indonesia now can register for an upcoming event on the topic.The collabo ...
July 8, 2015 - 9:42 am

McHenry County breweries eye craft beer legislation on Illinois, national level

As the craft beer industry continues to evolve, new business owner Mike Dallas of Scorched Earth Brewing Company said progress certainly has ...
July 7, 2015 - 2:50 pm

MCC's Shah Center to offer class on starting businesses

McHENRY – A primer on how to start a business in Illinois will be offered this month in McHenry. The monthly seminar will meet from 6 to 8 p ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement paymen ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm

McHenry County religious leaders note shift in faith landscape

Having been ordained as a pastor just three years ago, Paul Cannon said he walked into a religious landscape much different than the one his ...
June 30, 2015 - 12:15 am

Leave fireworks to the professionals, McHenry County officials say

The temporary wonder of fireworks can turn into permanent scars.That’s a notion local emergency officials hope residents will remember durin ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm

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