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Torrid opens in McHenry

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Torrid, a clothing retailer at 3252 Shoppers Drive, ...
Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am

Ringwood Road to be resurfaced in McHenry County

RINGWOOD – A section of Ringwood Road stretching from Route 120 to Spring Grove Road, crossing the city of McHenry, the villages of Ringwood ...
Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:02 pm

McHenry fundraiser planned for Collier House

McHENRY – A fundraiser is planned to raise money for Collier House, a cabin in Wyoming.Collier House is a place where families of military p ...
Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 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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McHenry County school districts try to balance teacher absences, development (with database)

The financial woes in Johnsburg’s District 12 have forced it to run a deficit, borrow to make ends meet and eliminate the equivalent of 14 f ...
Oct. 13, 2014 - 12:19 am

Bates: Being a chamber business has benefits

The McHenry Area Chamber received a phone call today. It was a question. Not just any question, but a very important one from a resident see ...
Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:20 am

Waterfront Hotel & Marina opens in Johnsburg

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Waterfront Hotel & Marina, 3309 N. Chapel Hill Road, J ...
Oct. 5, 2014 - 5:30 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

 

Follett names Qaimari senior vice president

McHENRY – Follett recently announced that Nader Qaimari has been named senior vice president of content services and solutions for Follett S ...
Oct. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am

AptarGroup shows off McHenry facility to Prairie Ridge students for National Manufacturing Day

McHENRY – Prairie Ridge High School student Zack Smith got a fresh perspective on manufacturing after touring AptarGroup’s McHenry facility ...
Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:09 am

On the Record With ... Algonquin Police Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski

During Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski’s time with the Algonquin Police Department, he has seen the village grow from 3,500 residents to more ...
Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:28 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 unemployment rate falls to 5 percent for August, lowest for month since 2007

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in August – its lowest level for the month since 2007, according to prel ...
Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:47 pm

McHenry County police departments participating in prescription drug take-back day

Several area police departments are scheduled to participate in Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. The drug take back day ...
Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm

McHenry police reports for Sept. 23, 2014

• Luis Miguel Diaz-Mujira, 18, 4516 Garden Quarter Road, McHenry, was charged Monday, Aug. 4, with aggravated assault.• Alejandro Garcia, 38 ...
Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:21 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

 

Metalmaster Roofmaster ranks No. 33 in magazine

McHENRY – Metalmaster Roofmaster was featured in the August issue of Roofing Contractor Magazine.  The McHenry-based company was included in ...
Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am

Centegra centralizes all deliveries to McHenry

McHENRY – Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Centegra Hospital – McHenry will be McHenry County’s only location for labor and delivery services.Al ...
Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Three Fox Lake boaters rescued by passing boat

FOX LAKE – Three boaters, after their rowboat flipped over, were pulled Tuesday from the Pistakee Lake by fellow boaters, fire officials sai ...
Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Dooley: 'Stretch'-ing your wealth to future generations

Because of the convenience of forced savings provided by employer sponsored 401(k)s and other qualified plans, most people end up with about ...
Sept. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am

Bates: The state holiday no one really knows about

There is a statewide event this week that nobody knows about. There is no fanfare, horns honking, dollars flying or ice buckets tunring upsi ...
Sept. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am

McHenry police reports for Sept. 3, 2014

• Colleen L. Blue, 54, 713 Treeview Lane, Round Lake Park, was charged Monday, July 14, with disorderly conduct.• Christine M. Frer, 42, 816 ...
Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:30 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 County unemployment rate hits 5.7 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to pre ...
Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecut ...
Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am

Illinois ticket quota ban draws mixed opinions among police in McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – At least one traffic stop each work day, at least one ticket every two shifts, a 30-minute patrol of residential areas and a ...
Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:15 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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McHenry police reports for Aug. 13, 2014

• Joseph A. Savino, 31, 28904 Pilgrims Pass, Lakemoor, was charged Monday, July 7, with felony retail theft.• Lindsay B. Tschannen, 30, 4015 ...
Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:29 am

Chain O’ Lakes Brewing to celebrate ‘beer-iversary’

McHENRY – Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co., 3425 Pearl St., McHenry, plans to mark its first year in business with a one year “beer-iversary” from ...
Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Bates: Putting down the competition reflects poorly on you

Every once in a while, I hear a member make a negative comment about a competitor.I truly understand what he or she is trying to do – set th ...
Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am

Schools

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

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Huntley’s TEQ Thermoform donates to Pioneer Center

McHENRY – TEQ Thermoform, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, recently donated $5,000 to Pioneer Center for Human Services.The donation is in ...
Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am

U.S. News & World Report ranks Centegra hospitals

CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System’s hospitals were recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report.U.S. News & World Report ranked Centegra ...
Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am

Two McHenry County men charged with soliciting sex

Two McHenry County men have been charged with solicitation of a sexual act after being arrested during a national crackdown on purchased sex ...
Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm

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