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Wonder Lake man sentenced to 5 years for drug case

WOODSTOCK – A judge ordered a five-year prison term on 2012 drugs charges for a Wonder Lake man prosecutors said was a known heroin dealer a ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:18 pm

McHenry to open holiday light disposal centers

McHENRY – McHenry residents will have a convenient drop-off for unwanted holiday lights.Two drop-off locations will be open in McHenry from ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:09 pm

McHenry bus driver finds fault in union contract with school districts

McHENRY – Shirley Sivertsen is taking issue with an unwritten stipulation in McHenry school bus drivers' contracts that led to a one-year fr ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:10 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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Pioneer Center's PADS launches annual Gift of Shelter campaign

McHENRY – A program tasked with addressing homelessness in McHenry County is kicking off its annual giving campaign with ambitions to raise ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Nunda Utility Co., township face-off freezes water main repairs

McHENRY – Nunda Utility Co. and the Nunda Township Highway Department are in a standoff while the roads freeze around them.Two water main le ...
Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm

McHenry police reports for Nov. 19, 2014

• Edward G. Seaberg, 30, 111 Pine St., Carterville, was charged Monday, Sept. 15, with disorderly conduct.• Maria R. Zarate Montero, 35, 450 ...
Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 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

 

Mental Health Board restores Garden Quarter funding

McHENRY – The McHenry County Mental Health Board restored funding to a McHenry-based after-school program Tuesday after the organization sho ...
Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:07 pm

McHenry fire department to host Black Friday blood drive

McHENRY – It took more than 30 pints of blood to save Bill Kornfiend's life. Kornfiend, the brother of a McHenry Township Fire Protection Di ...
Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:54 pm

McHenry aldermen seek feedback from residents

McHENRY – Two McHenry aldermen will host a casual sit-down with residents Saturday to get feedback on any issues of concern.Jeff Schaefer, r ...
Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:14 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&

 

Bates: Remember to shop local this holiday season

Organizations depart from a community or totally shut down for a number of reasons, but seldom is it because of entities we like to poke fin ...
Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:13 am

McHenry bride asks for donated toys for Christmas-themed wedding

After two years planning an elaborate Christmas wedding, one aspect the bride was most looking forward to on the big day was the incoming pi ...
Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm

McHenry Villa gets makeover

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled McHenry Villa, 3516 W. Waukegan R ...
Nov. 16, 2014 - 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

 

Fort McHenry Park in transition

McHENRY – Fort McHenry Park is more than just a collection of swing sets and slides for many in McHenry. For residents such as Debbie Heisle ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:04 pm

McHenry County deputy shot in Holiday Hills released from hospital

One of the two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies that was injured in last month’s Holiday Hills shooting came home from the hospital Friday ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm

City honors McHenry High School grads killed in Vietnam with memorial

McHENRY – A part of Richard Phannenstill never came back from Vietnam.Phannenstill, a 1964 McHenry High School graduate and Vietnam veteran, ...
Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:17 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry County health department lays out Affordable Care Act insurance options

WOODSTOCK – With an open enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act approaching, several presentations in English and Spanish will la ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:06 am

McHenry Police Department seeks key reaccreditation

McHENRY – The McHenry Police Department is seeking reaccreditation and inviting the public to submit comments on the department's ability to ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Garden Quarter center appeals for funds from McHenry County Mental Health Board

McHENRY – An after-school program and mentor center for children in low-income families is in danger of losing funding from the McHenry Coun ...
Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:55 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

 

MCC tries new programs to help developmental education students

CRYSTAL LAKE – The test was definitely a challenge for Mallory Wlasiuk. The McHenry West High School grad hadn’t taken a math class her seni ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Chapel Hill Tire & Automotive opens in McHenry

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chapel Hill Tire & Automotive, 2103 W. Route 120, McH ...
Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am

Fundraiser for McHenry County deputies shot in Holiday Hills set at VFW

McHENRY – A fundraiser at the McHenry VFW Post 4600 has been scheduled for two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies who were shot in the line o ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:40 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 mom still seeking answers year after hit-and-run hurts daughter

McHENRY – Rebecca Cassidy drives down West Veterans Parkway in McHenry almost daily, and every time she does, she imagines her 8-year-old da ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:21 am

New McHenry street signs to recognize former mayor, former justice of the peace

McHENRY — The McHenry man known as the "parks mayor" and a lifelong McHenry resident who served as a justice of the peace and on the Montini ...
Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:02 am

Illinois bucks aging farmer trend; McHenry County farms illustrate challenges

At 14, Renee Bauman of Union had established her own work routine on her family’s multi-generational dairy farm. “Since then I’ve been milki ...
Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:30 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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Massage Envy Spa to open in Johnsburg

JOHNSBURG – A Massage Envy Spa will open Nov. 11 in the Shops at Fox River in Johnsburg.The spa, which offers therapeutic massage and spa se ...
Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Target to shutter McHenry store

McHENRY – Target Corp. said Tuesday it plans to shutter 11 underperforming stores, including the one in McHenry, early next year. The move w ...
Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:06 am

McHenry considers 1.9 percent property tax levy increase

McHENRY – After three years of holding the city's property tax levy flat, the city of McHenry is considering an increase. The McHenry Financ ...
Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:37 pm

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