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Vacancy on McHenry’s District 15 school board

McHENRY – McHenry Elementary School District 15 currently has an open spot for a school board member.The position opened after former board ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:49 am

Democratic chairman candidate Franks to host five town hall meetings this week

Democratic McHenry County Board candidate Jack Franks will hold five town hall meetings throughout the county in the coming days to highligh ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Letter: Halfmast America

To the Editor:Witness quietly extended U.S. military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq to preserve a lame-duck legacy while the world smol ...
Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:30 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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Big R president: Renovation costs, visibility problems led to no store

LAKE IN THE HILLS – High renovation costs and site visibility concerns ultimately are what led Big R department store to not locate in Lake ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:27 pm

Letter: Tax-and-spend policies

Michael Walkup is a big-spending liberal who is for larger government and higher property taxes.While on the Crystal Lake Park Board, Walkup ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

Lemonade Brigade to hold fundraiser for McHenry girl who was trapped in hot car

McHENRY – The Lemonade Brigade is holding a fundraiser Thursday to raise money for a McHenry-area child who climbed into a hot car in July a ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:35 am

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

 

Ex-Crystal Lake man gets 6 years in prison for drug-induced homicide charge

WOODSTOCK – A former Crystal Lake man was sentenced to six years in prison after he admitted to delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a McHen ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:28 am

McHenry County begins process to demolish derelict 'house of horrors'

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government staff will expedite the process by which to comply with a court order to demolish a derelict rural McH ...
Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Centegra encourages women to attend Mammo Monday events

McHENRY – Centegra Health System is encouraging area women to attend a Mammo Monday event in September and bring their mothers, daughters, s ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 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&

 

Woodstock man arrested following Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge burglary

WOODSTOCK – A 26-year-old Woodstock man has been charged in connection with a burglary at Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge.Police re ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:17 pm

Judge: McHenry County 'house of horrors' home will be demolished

McHENRY – An abandoned McHenry-area residence once home to a man convicted of decade-old sex crimes will be torn down, a judge ruled Thursda ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Letter: Can't afford tax-and-spend liberal

To the Editor:Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to add a 30 percent tax on the cost of water and sewer. Residents of Chicago will have ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am

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

 

Former McHenry man pleads guilty to sexual assault charge

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man has admitted to sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in 2015.Nicholas J. Nowicki, 34, entered a blind gu ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:02 am

Judge: McHenry man charged in drug case must prove source of bail money

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man facing serious drug charges after police seized about $36,000 worth of heroin from his residence must prove the so ...
Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am

McHenry students, teachers start new school year with new expectations

McHENRY – With less than a week to go, all 14-year-old Jonny Krug could think about was his first day of high school.“I’m more excited than ...
Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:03 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Charity golf outing set to help police, firefighters

McHENRY – Two Illinois businesses are teaming up to host a charity golf event on Sept. 24 to help raise money for McHenry officers.The golf ...
Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:03 am

McHenry event marking end of WWII keeps 'Spirit of '45 Alive,' honors veterans

McHENRY – Sun-shielding umbrella in his left hand, walking cane in his right and small U.S. flags poking out of both breast pockets, Carl Br ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:14 am

Police: $36K worth of heroin seized in McHenry home was largest single operation

When members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force located 180 grams of heroin from a McHenry residence last month, th ...
Aug. 14, 2016 - 12:01 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

 

Richmond man dies in hospital after motorcycle crash

A Richmond man who sustained serious injuries in a crash Wednesday has died, officials said.Steven Thomas, 26, was pronounced dead about 4 p ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:48 pm

McHenry Township Fire Protection District to offer seniors fire, fall prevention program

McHENRY – A group of McHenry Township Fire Protection District employees went shopping Thursday morning for an item that some of its most hi ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:33 am

Johnsburg man charged with DUI after Richmond crash that left motorcyclist in critical condition

RICHMOND – A 44-year-old Johnsburg man is accused of driving under the influence in connection with a crash Wednesday that left a 26-year-ol ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:07 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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McHenry mom whose son died from brain cancer now fighting breast cancer

McHENRY – Friends and family are rallying once more around McHenry mother Donna Rupp.Rupp’s recent stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis is yet an ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:15 am

Ex-Centegra ER tech charged with stealing fentanyl from Central DuPage Hospital

A Huntley man and ex-Centegra ER technician was indicted on drug charges for allegedly stealing fentanyl from Central DuPage Hospital where ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:57 pm

McHenry County restaurants, grocery stores donate leftovers to support local pantries

At the end of every shift at the Olive Garden in McHenry, leftover food is bagged, frozen, labeled and weighed, General Manager Richard Mill ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Schools

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

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Letter: Proud grandparents

This letter is written with proud recognition of 17-year-old Kendra Kessler and 15-year-old Kala Kessler, who spent their summer as voluntee ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County names new director

McHENRY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County announced Tuesday that the board has selected a new executive director to lead the agen ...
Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:57 pm

Prize grill returned to McHenry Blues, Brews and BBQ's organizers

McHENRY – The bitter ending to the McHenry Rotary’s Blues, Brews and BBQ’s event has been rectified, putting a better taste in the mouths of ...
Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:53 pm

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