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McHenry County service clubs struggle to increase membership

When John Jung first joined the Woodstock Lions Club in the early 1990s, the group had about 50 members.Now Jung is president of the group t ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:05 am

McHenry police reports for Feb. 8, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm

Man in McHenry flown to hospital after tree falls on him

McHENRY — A man was in stable condition Saturday night after being airlifted to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a tree he was c ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:37 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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Ex-McHenry County assistant state's attorney charged with felony theft

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County assistant state's attorney faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 from s ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Used car dealership returns historic building in McHenry to former use

McHENRY – A used car dealership recently moved to a larger 10,000-square-foot facility near Routes 120 and 31 in McHenry.The relocation of N ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:24 am

Athletic department serves as student success program, MCC president says

CRYSTAL LAKE – Lindsey Skinner didn’t know what she wanted to do after she graduated from McHenry West High School.But she did know she want ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:39 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

 

McHenry native takes on CBS' 'The Amazing Race' with 'Magic Viner' husband

A McHenry native will join her husband as one of 11 new “socially savvy” teams competing on CBS’ new season of “The Amazing Race.”A 2009 gra ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 am

CVS Pharmacy opens in McHenry

McHENRY – A new CVS Pharmacy in McHenry formally will introduce itself to the community on Saturday, promising to deliver an array of health ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:42 pm

McHenry teens accused of kidnapping boy in plot to recover stolen pot

McHENRY – Three 19-year-old men from McHenry allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old boy in what police said was a plot to persuade the boy’s 13-y ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:55 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&

 

McHenry County College offers workplace conflict resolution training

McHENRY – An upcoming program at McHenry County College’s Shah Center will tackle conflict resolution for workers who find it difficult to d ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry Township Fire District to hire firefighters, paramedics

McHENRY – The McHenry Township Fire Protection District is looking for part-time firefighters and firefighter paramedics. Applications can ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:18 am

Learn stress reduction at McHenry Chamber event

McHENRY – The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce will host an event on stress reduction from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 10, inside the chamber office ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 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

 

McHenry might not see TIF reimburse project costs

McHENRY – The city of McHenry may not recoup all of the costs for some of the proposed projects in its downtown district, city officials sai ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:27 am

Absent Voters: Apathy can cause tie votes, misrepresentation, McHenry County officials say

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how McHenry County's uncontested elections s ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm

McHenry County-area blood banks ask for donations to combat winter slump

CRYSTAL LAKE – The icy roads and sniffling noses that are a standard part of winter also have an expected effect on area blood banks.Heartla ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Rain, freezing rain, winds and wintry mix predicted for McHenry County

A storm system that will bring blizzard conditions to the plains and severe storms to the south is predicted to miss Illinois, though that d ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:31 am

Road projects, dispatch center expansion part of McHenry proposals for year

McHENRY – A list of road projects, park improvements and public safety changes totaling an estimated $85.3 million has been identified for t ...
Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm

McHenry County Mental Health Board denies Pioneer Center funding request

CRYSTAL LAKE – The county’s largest social service provider will lose adult psychiatric services and a program that supports people with tra ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:50 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

 

Richmond-area crash leaves one in critical condition, firefighters say

RICHMOND – A man in his late 50s was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after a crash in the Richmond area involving a semitruc ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:09 pm

Man who stole 22 pallets of beer from McHenry distributor in 2012 sentenced

A few years after 22 pallets of Miller beer were stolen from a McHenry distributor, a Melrose Park man was sentenced to three years in priso ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:36 pm

McHenry County Animal Control leans on shelters to reduce euthanasia

CRYSTAL LAKE – By the end of 2015, officials at McHenry County Animal Control reported the number of animals being put to death in its shelt ...
Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:23 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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Pioneer Center to end adult psychiatric services in McHenry County

McHENRY – Pioneer Center for Human Services will stop offering psychiatric services to roughly 1,200 adults after the agency’s funding probl ...
Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:54 pm

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

McHenry hires internal candidate for revived community development director job

McHENRY – A city employee that has spent eight years as a city plan review, building inspector and code enforcement officer has been picked ...
Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry garage fire leaves home uninhabitable

McHENRY – A fire that started in an attached garage left a McHenry home uninhabitable and caused more than $100,000 in damage late Wednesday ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:17 am

Ex-Centegra ER technician stole drugs from McHenry hospital, ambulance, police say

McHENRY – A Huntley man and former Centegra Hospital employee has been arrested in connection with a burglary of an ambulance and Centegra H ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:08 am

Donate your formal gowns to My Sister's Dress sale in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The My Sister's Dress project is collecting new and almost-new formal gowns and accessories for the sale that will benefit Mc ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:57 pm

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