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Stand Down in McHenry connects veterans with services

McHENRY – When Norberto Martinez got out of the Army in 2009, he felt like he was invisible.Martinez, now 40, said he had been forced to lea ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:25 am

Free International Migratory Bird Day event in McHenry

FREE – Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, McHenry Dam, McHenry Dam Road off River Road, McHenryBird conservation event featuring family-fri ...
April 28, 2016 - 1:31 pm

Supercell thunderstorm drops golf-ball sized hail on Wauconda

WAUCONDA – Hail as large as a golf ball fell in Wauconda during a storm that swept through northern Illinois earlier this week, the National ...
April 27, 2016 - 11:59 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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McHenry crash sends 2 to hospital

McHENRY – Two men were taken to an area hospital after a crash in McHenry, a fire official said Wednesday.McHenry Fire Lt. Mike Kempster sai ...
April 27, 2016 - 8:59 pm

Letter: Franks' office gets stuff done

To the Editor:I’ve been trying to get my sister’s death certificate for two years now. I wrote a letter to Jack Franks’ office to see whethe ...
April 27, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry's Big R to host grand opening event Friday through Sunday

McHENRY – The new regional retailer of farm equipment and sporting goods that opened in McHenry in the fall is hosting an upcoming grand ope ...
April 26, 2016 - 4:48 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

 

Fabrik Industries expanding in McHenry, buying second facility

McHENRY – Fabrik Industries will expand its operations in the city of McHenry with the purchase of a second facility at Miller Parkway, the ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Police ID McHenry man killed in motorcycle crash

McHENRY – A 35-year-old McHenry man died late Sunday after his motorcycle collided with a guardrail on River Road, police said.Merrick M. Ge ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:16 am

McHenry resource fair to connect veterans with benefits

McHENRY – The McHenry County Veteran Assistance Commission will hold its annual Veterans Resource Fair and Stand Down on Thursday.Veterans c ...
April 25, 2016 - 6:08 pm

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&

 

Man who shot himself in Woodstock was assisting concealed carry class, police say

WOODSTOCK – The man who accidentally shot himself in the hand over the weekend was assisting in instructing a concealed carry course, police ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Woman transported with minor injuries after McHenry ATV crash

McHENRY – One woman was taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry with injuries not considered life-threatening after an all-terrain vehicle cras ...
April 24, 2016 - 9:15 pm

PHOTOS: 6th annual McHenry County Human Race

CRYSTAL LAKE — The sixth annual Human Race 5K organized by the Volunteer Center McHenry County drew more than 1,000 runners and walkers. ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:52 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 Human Race raises thousands for charities in 6th year

CRYSTAL LAKE – Standing near the finish line of the McHenry County Human Race on Sunday morning, Melanie Pilat said there was some extra ins ...
April 25, 2016 - 12:23 pm

Woodstock police expect better coverage, cost savings from new radio system

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department will be moving to a new radio system that is expected to have better coverage and save the city ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:38 pm

National, Illinois police memorials to honor McHenry County deputy

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors more than 20,000 U.S. officers who have died in the line of duty. ...
April 25, 2016 - 12:43 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am

4-vehicle McHenry crash sends pregnant woman to hospital

McHENRY – A pregnant woman was transported to an area hospital after a four-vehicle crash in McHenry, a fire official said Friday.The McHenr ...
April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am

Tree of Life church in McHenry to celebrate 150 years of social justice, tenacity

McHENRY – When the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock found itself at yet another new beginning four years ago, the unfurling ...
April 22, 2016 - 1:00 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

 

Spring Fling Craft Show & Country Fair at McHenry VFW Post 4600

FREE ADMISSION — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, McHenry VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenryThird annual event sponsored by the ...
April 21, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Illinois bill allows police dogs to remain with K-9 officers after retirement

Rocky is a trained K-9 by day and McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Cosman’s four-legged best friend by night. Currently, Rocky is one o ...
April 21, 2016 - 4:04 pm

McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ's festival needs sponsors

McHENRY – Sponsors are needed so that more of the money raised during this summer’s Blues, Brews & BBQ’s festival can go toward community ca ...
April 20, 2016 - 5:42 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-area man shoots himself in hand taking apart gun

McHENRY – A 74-year-old McHenry-area man was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the hand, police said.The ...
April 21, 2016 - 12:52 am

McHenry restaurants prep for tentative May openings

McHENRY – McHenry residents can expect to have two new eateries open for business toward the end of next month.Interior build-outs have been ...
April 20, 2016 - 12:13 am

McHenry County Community Foundation offers match on SleepOut for Shelter donations

McHENRY – For the second year in a row, the McHenry County Community Foundation is partnering with Pioneer Center for Human Services to offe ...
April 19, 2016 - 12:21 am

Schools

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

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Wonder Lake man charged with DUI after fleeing T-bone crash, police say

WONDER LAKE – A 24-year-old Wonder Lake man was charged with driving under the influence after police said he broadsided a truck in Wonder L ...
April 19, 2016 - 12:13 am

Pistakee Highlands motorcycle crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

PISTAKEE HIGHLANDS – A man was sent to the hospital Sunday after a motorcycle crash, a fire official said.McHenry Township Fire Protection D ...
April 17, 2016 - 9:58 pm

Democratic Party of McHenry County chooses candidates for several local races

The Democratic Party of McHenry County chose candidates for two McHenry County Board districts, McHenry County Recorder and McHenry County S ...
April 17, 2016 - 11:51 am

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