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MCC to offer construction zone flagger training

McHENRY – Training for those interested in becoming construction zone flaggers will be offered at the McHenry-based Shah Center next month.M ...
NEW: Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:28 pm

McHenry City Council approves flat levy for fourth year

McHENRY – The city's portion of property owners' tax bills will not be going up next year. The McHenry City Council rejected in a 5-2 vote M ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am

McHenry police reports for Dec. 16, 2014

• Michael W. Howe, 21, 2018 N. Oak Drive, McHenry, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23, on a failure-to-appear warrant out of McHenry County for ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:36 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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Bates: Strong chamber board ensures quality service

I am very fortunate to have a quality board of directors. Not only are they representative of the business community, but all commit themsel ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:32 am

McHenry man admits to sex act with girl

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man admitted to a sex act with a young girl and will remain free on bond until his sentencing. Jose L. Ruiz, 48, was s ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:24 pm

SCA Hair Salon & Soleil Dance Studio open in McHenry

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for SCA Hair Salon & Soleil Dance Studio, 3710 W. Elm Street, ...
Dec. 14, 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

 

Salvation Army of McHenry County receives first gold, silver coins of red kettle season

The Salvation Army of McHenry County has received its first gold and silver coins of the annual Red Kettle Campaign.On Monday, a person dona ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:02 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County looking for big hearts

CRYSTAL LAKE – Gene Woods has literally elevated Jaden’s life. Woods has spent just more than three years as Jaden’s big in the Big Brothers ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:08 am

McHenry residents, Lemonade Brigade team up for Christmas event

McHENRY – Christmas spirit that started on a Facebook page is moving off the Internet and into reality Sunday. What started as an idea betwe ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:35 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&

 

Illinois ranks 11th in nation for energy efficiency policies

Atop the flat roof of the McHenry Public Library, 40 panels are pointed south and tilted at a 33-degree angle. The dark blue panels are abso ...
Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Judy Baar Topinka: McHenry County leaders react to death of Illinois comptroller

News of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death was met Wednesday with statewide shock and despair, and the reactions were no differe ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:36 am

McHenry School District 15 approves 8.7 percent levy increase

McHENRY – McHenry residents can expect to pay about $41 more to District 15 this year after the board approved an 8.7 percent levy increase ...
Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:06 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 Twice Told Tales owner aims to open Crystal Lake comic book store

CRYSTAL LAKE – A comic book store is looking to open at Coventry Plaza.My Happy Place Comics received a thumbs-up from the Crystal Lake Plan ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Event aids 2 McHenry County sheriff's deputies injured in Holiday Hills incident in October

McHENRY – Entering the dining room of the McHenry VFW to applause Saturday, McHenry County sheriff’s deputy Dwight Maness moved from a gurne ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:31 pm

McHenry business survives without layoffs

McHENRY – The 100,000-square-foot Metalmaster Roofmaster facility on the south side of McHenry was designed to showcase the work the family- ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

72-year-old man in critical condition after McHenry crash

McHENRY – A 72-year-old man is in critical condition after an early morning crash Friday in McHenry. The McHenry Township Fire Protection Di ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:59 am

McHenry library partners with Hoopla

McHENRY – McHenry residents are now able to check out – and receive – materials from their public library without ever having to leave their ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:31 pm

McHenry Police searching for Discount Cigarette, Radioshack robbers

McHENRY – McHenry Police are still looking for offenders of two robberies — one armed — that took place during Thanksgiving week.Deputy Poli ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:25 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

 

Event along Fox River in McHenry County to focus on spotting eagles

A day focused on the eagles of Illinois will include a search for the birds of prey along the Fox River and a presentation at the Prairievie ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:51 pm

McHenry man organizes second annual Jeeps on the Run for Toys for Tots

For the second time, a McHenry man on Sunday will bring together Jeep-lovers of the community in an effort to provide children with toys dur ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:37 pm

574 McHenry County high school seniors named Illinois State Scholars for 2015-16

There are 574 high school seniors in McHenry County who can call themselves Illinois State Scholars. The names of the 2015-2016 state schola ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:32 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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Centegra partners with Loyola University Health System on advanced heart failure treatment

McHENRY – A specialist in advanced heart failure treatment from Loyola University Health System will soon start seeing patients in McHenry, ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Public hearing set for McHenry levy increase

McHENRY – McHenry residents could see an increase in the city portion of their property tax bills for the first time in three years if a 1.9 ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:22 pm

Bates: McHenry Area Chamber sets goals for 2015

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board established goals for 2015 during a recent strategic planning session. The board stressed the n ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry County businesses claim Black Friday, weekend shopping success

National numbers for the biggest shopping weekend of the holiday season were down across the board, according to recently released data. Sti ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:45 pm

McHenry hosting breakfast, lunch with Santa, Letters from Santa programs

McHENRY – The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department is giving area children a chance to receive a letter from Santa or visit him during a ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Back from brink, Johnsburg’s Radicom catches new wave to growth

JOHNSBURG – Radicom is a small company in a small town, but with clients such as Metra and PACE, it does big business.A 5,000 square-foot bu ...
Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:40 pm

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