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McHenry VFW needs help selling raffle tickets for April drawing

McHENRY – The McHenry VFW is hosting a 50/50 raffle April 11 to keep up the organization’s building. The drawing will be at 8:30 p.m. at the ...
March 26, 2017 - 5:09 pm

As deaths mount, McHenry County prosecutors target drug dealers

Christina Fredricksen tried to save her father from heroin addiction.For many years, she did whatever she could to help him get sober, wheth ...
March 27, 2017 - 1:04 am

McHenry City Council OKs $55,000 loan for artisan bread, craft beer business

McHENRY – An artisanal bread maker and brewer plans to open in McHenry.After much discussion, the McHenry City Council approved a revolving ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:52 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 mayor candidates continue to have opposing views on city's reserve fund

McHENRY – Tax reduction and the city’s reserve fund continue to be a key topic in the race for McHenry mayor.Running for McHenry mayor are l ...
March 22, 2017 - 11:41 pm

GiGi's Playhouse education center in McHenry celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

McHENRY – For Crystal Lake resident Allison Mueller, Tuesday marks an important day. Tuesday is World Down Syndrome Day. Mueller said she fo ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:27 am

McHenry High School choir to return to Carnegie Hall

McHENRY – McHenry High School choir students are heading back to New York’s Carnegie Hall later this month for the second time in two years.
March 20, 2017 - 1:10 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

 

Bulldog Ale House opens at former Marzano's location in McHenry

McHENRY – McHenry just opened a new alehouse that offers customers a selection of beers and house-made foods.Bulldog Ale House in McHenry of ...
March 20, 2017 - 1:11 am

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren accepting internship applications

MCHENRY – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, announced he is accepting applications for summer 2017 internships in his Washington, D.C., Cam ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:31 pm

Hearing continued for McHenry doctor accused of overprescribing pain pills

A hearing to determine whether a McHenry doctor will lose his license after he allegedly overprescribed large amounts of pain medication to ...
March 17, 2017 - 11:41 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&

 

Editor's Desk: McHenry County election coverage ramping up

Although we aren’t expecting any Russian meddling or WikiLeaks scandals, the next big elections are around the corner in dozens of races for ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:22 am

McHenry mayor candidates address city issues at League of Women Voters forum

McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County held a candidates’ forum Thursday for the two contested City Council races in McHenry ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:19 am

McHenry County's Lemonade Brigade seeking recipients for upcoming fundraiser

McHENRY – The Lemonade Brigade is hosting its third annual Spring Spectacular Lemonade Stand in May and is looking for child recipients.The ...
March 15, 2017 - 11:08 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

 

Former mayor, local business owner face off in McHenry mayor race

McHENRY – Downtown revitalization and lowering property taxes are two of the main issues in the two-way race for McHenry mayor.McHenry busin ...
March 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm

McHenry doctor has license suspended after federal investigation alleges he overprescribed pain medication

McHENRY – State regulators temporarily suspended a McHenry doctor’s license after a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation found the ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:44 am

League of Women Voters hosting forum for McHenry mayor, City Council

McHENRY – The League of Women Voters of McHenry County is hosting a candidates’ forum for the two contested City Council races.The forum for ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:31 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry County school districts address student immigration concerns

McHENRY – As President Donald Trump cracks down on immigration, McHenry County school districts are addressing student concerns on the topic ...
March 15, 2017 - 9:32 am

City of McHenry recognized as Tree City USA

McHENRY – The city of McHenry recently was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit co ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:41 am

Bates: Think about community before shopping online

Many of us love the convenience of letting our fingers do the walking to Amazon.com. We justify our enthusiasm to order online because we ca ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:51 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

 

Local Family Video stores raising money for cancer research

McHENRY – Family Video stores in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are participating in a campaign called Round It Up to benefit the Lymphoma Rese ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

McHenry couple reunite West Virginia man with father's military grave marker

McHENRY – Two good Samaritans – one with some loose change in his pocket and the other with a Facebook page – are uniting a son with his dea ...
March 11, 2017 - 11:08 pm

McHenry County United Way improves its free tax-filing tool

McHENRY – The United Way of Greater McHenry County recently announced improved security features to MyFreeTaxes, which is designed to protec ...
March 11, 2017 - 12:08 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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Environmental Defenders' recycling drive in McHenry set for Saturday

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will host a recycling drive Saturday that is open to all McHenry County residents.Th ...
March 8, 2017 - 12:00 am

Judge denies lower bond for McHenry man accused in fatal overdose

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not lower the bond of a 65-year-old McHenry man facing a drug-induced homicide charge.Glen L. Miculi ...
March 7, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Big Fran’s Boardwalk Gaming opens in McHenry

McHENRY – Those who want to play slots in a quiet environment while drinking beer can do so at a new video gambling parlor in McHenry.Big Fr ...
March 6, 2017 - 12:54 am

Schools

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

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Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally draws crowd, Woodstock counter rally

WOODSTOCK – In response to criticism aimed at President Donald Trump during his first month in office, “Spirit of America” rallies were held ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:15 pm

2017 Everyday Heroes: Thomas Morrissey

When Thomas Morrissey was asked to speak with soldiers who had been wounded, he would always start the conversation with one fact: “You’re a ...
March 3, 2017 - 8:47 am

Prairieland Disposal Inc. to be McHenry's new trash service starting Aug. 1

McHENRY – The city of McHenry is getting a new waste-hauling and recycling service this summer.With the current refuse and recycling contrac ...
March 1, 2017 - 12:27 am

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