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McHenry County area events pay tribute to fallen on Memorial Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – A combat medic who attended to troops on the battlefield, killed by an enemy hand grenade. A behavioral health specialist who ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:51 am

McHenry's SleepOut for Shelter raises more than $180,000

McHENRY – This year’s SleepOut for Shelter has raised over $180,000 so far.Organizers credit the support to a 2-to-1 match of up to $100,000 ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm

McHenry County, military surplus and police militarization: A tale of two MRAPs

McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Ellis and the rest of his SWAT team were on edge as they surrounded the Holiday Hills home of Scott Peter ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:53 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 military surplus, general equipment acquired through 1033 Program

The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm

McHenry County military surplus, tactical equipment acquired through 1033 Program

The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Bond lowered for McHenry man accused of rape

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County prosecutor on Friday detailed violent rape allegations at a bond hearing for a McHenry man.Nicholas J. Nowicki, ...
May 22, 2015 - 2:31 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

 

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash in McHenry

McHENRY – A 38-year-old McHenry man was airlifted to an area hospital in serious condition after he was thrown from his motorcycle early Wed ...
May 21, 2015 - 12:50 am

Centegra lecture leads to heart surgery for Lake in the Hills mother

When Beth-Sophia Thompson attended a conference about women’s health she didn’t know she was in the throes of a heart attack.She had felt th ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm

McHenry County residents forage for food finding greens, mushrooms and more (with video)

McHENRY – Alice Howenstine sees dinner in the weeds growing around her home. Howenstine, an 85-year-old McHenry resident, ambles through the ...
May 14, 2015 - 1:03 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&

 

Merchants offer gift bags for McHenry County graduates

Area merchants in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are collaborating to offer gift bags for graduating high school seniors and college students. ...
May 14, 2015 - 9:58 am

Film crew's smoke machine triggers fire alarm at McHenry apartment building

McHENRY – A crew filming a commercial at the Foxhole Tap and Pizzeria got an unexpected audience Wednesday: McHenry firefighters. Firefighte ...
May 14, 2015 - 12:45 am

McHenry wastewater treatment plant project requires raising rates plus debt service fee

McHENRY – The price tag for decommissioning of the city’s aging wastewater treatment plant and consolidating services at its southern plant ...
May 13, 2015 - 12:28 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

 

Friends send McHenry farmer off with tractor-filled funeral procession (with videos)

McHENRY – Tom King would have said “Zowie, boys, that’s a lot of tractors” if he could have seen his funeral procession Tuesday. That was th ...
May 13, 2015 - 12:20 am

Spring's busy time for McHenry County remodeling contractors

’Tis the season for home remodeling.When the weather breaks and tax returns roll in, many people get the jump on the home remodeling project ...
May 11, 2015 - 12:02 pm

McHenry County residents to rally for mental health at Pioneer Center

McHENRY – It took a manic episode, cross country road trip and police stop for Tamara Woods to realize she needed to get help for her bipola ...
May 10, 2015 - 10:48 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry County 'SleepOut' homeless event expected to raise more than $100K

McHENRY – Hundreds from throughout McHenry County gathered Saturday evening at the Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry, lugging cardboard box ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Shah Center offers accounting class for non-accountants in McHenry

McHENRY – A series aimed at helping non-accountants with accounting will take place this month. The series called Accounting Basics for the ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:53 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

 

66-year-old McHenry farmer killed after being hit by motorcycle on Ringwood Road

RINGWOOD – A group of McHenry County farmers sat down for a somber lunch Friday to mourn the death of their friend Thomas R. King, who was f ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Same-sex marriage in McHenry County: Some churches still wrestling with issue

McHENRY – A handful of same-sex couples on the verge of marriage have approached the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison in the past year.Dennison, th ...
May 7, 2015 - 5:41 pm

McHenry man arrested on child porn charges

McHENRY – A McHenry man was charged with the distribution and reproduction of child pornography after a two-month investigation and a search ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:48 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 city pool passes go on sale May 12

MCHENRY – Seasonal pool passes and private rentals of the Merkel Aquatic Center will go on sale Tuesday. A pass for an individual costs $55 ...
May 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm

MCC's Shah Center in McHenry to offer course on making offices efficient

McHENRY – A course designed to make offices more efficient will be offered at McHenry County College's Shah Center in McHenry.The course – t ...
May 4, 2015 - 12:41 pm

McHenry districts schedule meeting for private, home-schooled disabled students

MCHENRY – School Districts 15, 36, and 156 will have parent meetings Tuesday, May 12 to discuss plans for providing special education servic ...
May 4, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Schools

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

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Shah Center in McHenry to host seminars for small businesses

McHENRY – A lineup of offerings aimed at small business owners includes a new seminar on how to manage an online reputation as customers pos ...
May 3, 2015 - 11:39 pm

New amplified telephone available free to those with hearing loss

SPRINGFIELD – A new amplified telephone is now available at no cost for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities.Permanent Illinois ...
May 3, 2015 - 11:39 pm

McHenry County College to offer course on OSHA standards

McHENRY – A 30-hour course on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s general industry class will be offered at McHenry County C ...
May 2, 2015 - 11:56 pm

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