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Judge raises bond in alleged heroin DUI crash that killed Woodstock mom

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge increased the bond for woman from Wisconsin who was allegedly under the influence of heroin during a fata ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:19 am

Wisconsin woman pleads not guilty in crash that killed Woodstock mom

WOODSTOCK – A Wisconsin woman formally denied allegations that she was under the influence of heroin during a McHenry crash that seriously i ...
July 26, 2016 - 12:18 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 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 man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

WOODSTOCK – Jurors on Friday found a McHenry man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer, and entombing her body in a room ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Jury deliberates in McHenry man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

WOODSTOCK — Jurors are deliberating in the case of a McHenry man charged in the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend whose remains were ...
July 22, 2016 - 3:16 pm

McHenry man charged with first-degree murder of ex-girlfriend takes stand, denies charges

WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross does not deny he owned and lived in a home at 518 Country Club Drive in McHenry.He does not deny that ex-girlfri ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:45 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

In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in w ...
July 21, 2016 - 2:37 pm

McHenry County communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am

Caretaker testifies about finding woman's remains in McHenry home at murder trial

WOODSTOCK – A woman who found the remains of 49-year-old Jacqueline Schaefer testified Wednesday that she went into William Ross's abandoned ...
July 20, 2016 - 11:58 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&

3 large tortoises go missing in McHenry; 2 found

McHENRY – Three large tortoises – with a combined weight of about 170 pounds, and all with McHenry owners – coincidentally went missing last ...
July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am

McHenry man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was abusive alcoholic, prosecutors say

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors described William J. Ross as a controlling, abusive alcoholic who took things too far when he shot his ex-girlfriend ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm

McHenry man charged in connection with 2014 robbery

McHENRY – Two people, including a McHenry man, have been charged in connection with the 2014 robbery of a McHenry cigarette store, police sa ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:28 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

Crowdfunding sites give families financial, emotional backing

When Woodstock North High School Assistant Principal Steve Rick was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma in June, friends created a Yo ...
July 19, 2016 - 12:38 am

Jury selection continues in McHenry murder trial

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys on Monday selected eight jurors in the trial for a McHenry-area man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline ...
July 19, 2016 - 12:42 am

Woodstock chooses finance director to also hold assistant city manager role

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock has appointed an assistant city manager – a position that has been vacant for several years.Woodstock Fina ...
July 17, 2016 - 11:48 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

McHenry Public Library to host Q&A session on medical marijuana

McHENRY – Anyone that wants to learn more about medical marijuana in Illinois can do so by attending a Q&A session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room ...
July 16, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Trial set to begin for McHenry man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

WOODSTOCK – Jury selection will begin Monday for a McHenry man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and sealing a bedroom where her remain ...
July 17, 2016 - 9:22 am

McHenry County crash sends 2 juveniles to hospital, police official says

Two juveniles were sent to the hospital Friday after a single vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County, a police official said.McHenry ...
July 16, 2016 - 12:21 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

Man flown to hospital after truck rolled into McHenry quarry, officials say

McHENRY – A man was flown to the hospital Wednesday after his pickup truck rolled over multiple times into a McHenry quarry, a fire official ...
July 14, 2016 - 1:02 am

McHenry crash sends 4 people to hospital, fire official says

McHENRY – A four-vehicle crash sent four people to the hospital Tuesday, a fire official said.McHenry Township Fire Protection District Lt. ...
July 13, 2016 - 12:08 am

Epic Deli seeing a ton of business since McHenry sandwich shop's reopening

McHENRY – It’s been almost two weeks now since Epic Deli relocated to McHenry, but that hasn’t stopped hungry customers from finding the new ...
July 12, 2016 - 11:39 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 County school officials praise decision to end PARCC testing for high schools

McHENRY – Since the state began requiring students to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) asses ...
July 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Letter: Political misdirection

To the Editor:U.S. House oversight revelations with new details surrounding the travesty of Benghazi in September 2012 meet with scorn and d ...
July 12, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry Rotary's Blues, Brews, and BBQs looking for amateur cooks

McHENRY – Registration for the 2016 Amateur BBQ Cook Off taking place Aug. 7 is due by July 25.Competition categories include chicken, beef ...
July 10, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Schools

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

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Crystal Pines hosts Centegra Pink Door fashion show

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Pines Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and Centegra Pink Door joined forces to host a fashion show for Crystal Pine ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

175th Frett family reunion to celebrate one Johnsburg's earliest settlers

JOHNSBURG – The 175th Frett family reunion will take place Saturday celebrating Nicholas Frett, who is considered to be one of Johnsburg’s f ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Letter: The hen house is not safe

To the Editor:Now that the foxes (Gov. Bruce Rauner, Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton) have decided to meet, the ...
July 8, 2016 - 5:30 am

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