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Shah Center to offer introductory computer classes

McHENRY – Two introductory computer classes offered by McHenry County College’s Shah Center are designed for older adults, dislocated worker ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm

McHenry resident awarded $500 scholarship from sheriff's office

McHENRY – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office recently awarded a McHenry resident a $500 college scholarship.Scholarship recipient Rebecca B ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:41 pm

3 McHenry County College alumni recognized as 'distinguished'

CRYSTAL LAKE – The owner of Willow Lea Stock Farm, the chief human resources officer of Elgin Community College and the administrator for th ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:19 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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Shah Center to offer courses on QuickBooks software in McHenry

McHENRY – A course on accounting software will teach students how to track bills, invoices and estimates and to perform payroll functions in ...
April 16, 2015 - 10:38 am

Island Lake, McHenry men face drug charges after police find heroin during traffic stop

McHENRY – Two men face multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Monday in McHenry resulted in the discovery of 25 grams of raw heroin, the ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:28 am

Vandalism leads to water damage, McHenry volunteer-run thrift store closed for repairs

McHENRY – The Pink Door Thrift Shop is closed because of water damage caused by vandalism to the building’s roof, the property owner said. T ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:00 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

 

McHenry's brush pick-up program starts Monday

McHENRY – The city’s spring brush pickup program will begin next week. McHenry residents are asked to have their brush at the curb by 7 a.m. ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:20 am

McHenry County officials warn of home repair scams

McHENRY– Beyond preparing for the severe weather spring brings, local and state officials warn residents also should be prepared for scam ar ...
April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm

McHenry Public Library will open late Friday

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry, will open late at noon Friday because of a morning staff in-service session.Th ...
April 14, 2015 - 9:45 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&

 

McHenry County residents find debris from Rochelle tornado

HEBRON – The loan billing statement was a little muddy, but Jennifer Kowal could make out a full name and address. That’s how she knew the L ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Friends hold suicide prevention fundraiser to honor Ryan Neal's memory

ALGONQUIN – Streaks of red flowed through Trish Neal’s short blond hair, gathered at the side of her head with a black flower – red and blac ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:50 pm

McHenry County wakes up to minor damage after powerful storm

McHenry County emergency officials said they found only minor damage Friday in the wake of a powerful storm that devastated other parts of n ...
April 10, 2015 - 1:57 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 County mostly spared while tornadoes ravaged surrounding areas

While areas to the west and southwest are dealing with major damage after storms killed at least one and injured at least seven, McHenry Cou ...
April 10, 2015 - 9:11 am

McHenry jobs, resources fair for veterans to be held

MCHENRY – The McHenry County Veterans Resource Fair & Stand Down will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at the McHenry VFW, 3002 W. Route 1 ...
April 10, 2015 - 12:24 am

Coin flip could determine McHenry alderman election

McHENRY – One question Andy Glab and James Walsh likely did not expect in their quest for McHenry’s 2nd Ward seat in the City Council is: he ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:50 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Unpopular decisons propel Cary, Lakewood write-ins, others to victory

The 10 percent of McHenry County voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election sent two village boards and a school district the powerful me ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:49 am

McHenry to flush fire hydrants next week

MCHENRY– The City of McHenry will begin its spring hydrant flushing operation throughout the city on April 13 for a two-week period ending A ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:14 pm

McHenry City Council races: Ward 2 a dead heat while Ward 4 loses incumbent

McHENRY – The McHenry City Council will have at least one new member and could have a second as 18-year council veteran Andy Glab found hims ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:14 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

 

McHenry High School District 156 brings back 2 incumbents, welcomes real estate agent

McHENRY – McHenry High School District 156 school board president Steve Bellmore will return with fellow incumbent Tim Byers while newcomer ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:05 am

McHenry woman brings charitable cycling group back home

McHENRY – Lynette Garrett is bringing her group of charitable cyclists back home to help McHenry County youth.Garrett, president of Cyclingf ...
April 6, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Fire scorches 30 acres in unincorporated McHenry County

McHENRY – The McHenry Township Fire Protection District is investigating a fire that burned 30 acres in unincorporated McHenry County on Sun ...
April 6, 2015 - 6:31 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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On the Record With: Outgoing Home of the Sparrow executive director

McHENRY – It’s been a busy two and a half years for 69-year-old John Jones, executive director of McHenry-based Home of the Sparrow.The Barr ...
April 5, 2015 - 10:42 pm

McHenry County College to air first television commercial

CRYSTAL LAKE – A series of 30-second TV ads featuring McHenry County College will air over the coming the year, a first in the community col ...
April 5, 2015 - 10:41 pm

MCC's Shah Center parking lot, entrance plaza to be refurbished

McHENRY – The entrance plaza and parking lot at McHenry County College’s Shah Center will get a face lift as early as this May, the college ...
April 4, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Schools

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

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Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Wauconda man who accidentally shot himself in McHenry will not face charges

McHENRY – Police said they will not file charges against a 56-year-old Wauconda man who accidentally shot himself at a McHenry gun range on ...
April 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Man accidentally shoots himself at McHenry gun range, fire official says

McHENRY – A 56-year-old man was flown to a nearby hospital after he accidentally shot himself at a McHenry gun range, a fire official said. ...
April 3, 2015 - 9:35 am

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