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26-year-old McHenry man in critical condition after Hoffman Estates shooting

HOFFMAN ESTATES – Hoffman Estates Police are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year-old McHenry man in critical condition, a police of ...
Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Crystal Lake HVAC company asking for donations for Home of the Sparrow

CRYSTAL LAKE – Official Heating & Cooling is acting as a drop-off location for nonprofit organization Home of the Sparrow starting Saturday.
Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:23 am

Plans for Woodman's grocery store in Lakemoor move forward

LAKEMOOR – Plans for a Woodman’s Food Market at the intersection of Routes 120 and 12 are moving forward, Lakemoor Mayor Todd Weihofen said.
Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:09 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-based Bike Haven opening second Woodstock location

WOODSTOCK – Josh and Jessica Arnow, co-owners of Bike Haven in McHenry, have lived in Woodstock for 16 years. Seeing a need for a bike shop ...
Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 am

City of McHenry to host holiday lights recycling program

McHENRY – The city of McHenry is hosting a holiday light recycling program during the next several months.Partnering with Elgin Recycling, t ...
Nov. 29, 2016 - 1:07 am

Woodstock-based Culture, Arts and Music brings steel drum culture to McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – During Culture, Arts and Music’s adult steel drum class, students bounced to the beat as they played “Jingle Bells.”The song had ...
Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:40 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

 

Woodstock volunteers build wheelchair ramp for McHenry family

McHENRY – Kristin Green will have a much easier time getting her 5-year-old son, Easton, out of the house for trips to school and the doctor ...
Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:53 pm

McHenry Library's Crypto Club teaches children math with secret codes

McHENRY – Fifth- through eighth-grade students are invited to attend McHenry Public Library’s new monthly program called the Crypto Club.The ...
Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:16 am

McHenry County businesses hope Small Business Saturday attracts holiday shoppers

For local business owner Mary Batson, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is her favorite day of the year."It's hugely important to remind peopl ...
Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:30 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&

 

McHenry Township approves reduced tax levies

McHENRY – The McHenry Township Board unanimously voted at its Nov. 10 meeting to lower the McHenry Township tax levy by 10 percent and the M ...
Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:20 am

McHenry's Tree of Life church hosting Christmas pageant

McHENRY – The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, is inviting the public to its Christmas pageant servi ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Fox River, Geneva Lake eagle watching event planned Dec. 10

McHenry County Conservation District officials announced an event next month that will appeal to eagle enthusiasts.Representatives from the ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:49 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

 

McHenry man arrested for DUI after ATV crash seriously injures passenger

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was arrested for driving under the influence Tuesday afternoon after an ATV crash sent his passenger to the hospit ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Wonder Lake man gets 6 months jail for killing McHenry teen in DUI crash

WOODSTOCK – In a packed courtroom on the day before Thanksgiving, Carrie Kilpatrick saw the man who admitted to killing her son sentenced to ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm

McHenry man arrested in Lake County on armed violence charge

McHENRY – A McHenry man facing serious charges in Lake County was arrested by members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team last week.M ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:43 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training

A first-of-its-kind law will provide hair salon employees throughout the state with training in order to be able to identify signs of domest ...
Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:33 am

Shop with a Cop fundraiser to take place Saturday in McHenry

McHENRY – Marketing Connection Group 3 is hosting a fundraiser Saturday to support McHenry County Police Charities’ Shop with a Cop program.
Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:43 pm

McHenry County police agencies participate in No Shave November

Some McHenry County police agencies may start looking a little scruffy, but they’re purposely not shaving for a good cause.No Shave November ...
Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:41 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

 

Steffan’s Jewelers continuing success after 70 years in business

McHENRY – In 1946, Harold and Theresa Steffan opened a new jewelry store in McHenry called Steffan’s Jewelers. Today, the store remains in t ...
Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:00 pm

Fire causes about $40,000 in damage to McHenry home, fire official says

McHENRY – The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to a one-story house fire Thursday that injured two firefighters, Battalio ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:53 am

McHenry County United Way Executive Director Steven Otten resigns

McHENRY – United Way of Greater McHenry County officials announced Thursday that Executive Director Steven Otten has resigned from his posit ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:51 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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McHenry man gets 49 years in prison for murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

WOODSTOCK – In what a McHenry County judge called a “horrible, diabolical and unforgivable” act, a McHenry man was sentenced to 49 years in ...
Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:35 am

Randy Hultgren pulls out victory in race for 14th Congressional District seat

CRYSTAL LAKE – Unofficial vote totals indicate that incumbent Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, will likely maintain his seat as congressional rep ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:31 am

Steven Reick wins 63rd House for the GOP

Republican Steve Reick won election to a 63rd House District seat that had been in Democratic hands for almost two decades, according to uno ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:30 am

Schools

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

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McHenry man charged in Pennsylvania with stealing lottery tickets, leading police on chase

McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested in Pennsylvania after police said he stole lottery tickets and led officers on a chase before he was ap ...
Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:04 am

Breaking Bread in Cary collecting donations for local nonprofits with 'giving tree'

CARY – Breaking Bread Catering and Deli is collecting items for the Cary-Grove Food Pantry and the McHenry-based Animal Outreach Humane Soci ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Arlington Heights-based school to honor McHenry soldier Kevin Weiss

Students, faculty and family members of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin “Mose” Weiss will gather Nov. 28 at Christian Liberty Academy for a ce ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:24 pm

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