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McHenry career criminal guilty of Crystal Lake burglary

WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about an hour Wednesday to convict a McHenry career criminal of burglarizing a Crystal Lake construction crew. Be ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’ ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Education, finances are top platforms in McHenry's School District 15 election

McHENRY – Education and finances are the order of the day for many candidates seeking a spot on the elementary School District 15 Board. Inc ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:02 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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Lake County Sheriff's police search for person who shot McHenry man

LAKE VILLA – Lake County Sheriff's police continue to search for the person who shot a 22-year-old McHenry resident Monday night.Justin K. D ...
March 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Man uninjured after falling from kayak into Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg

JOHNSBURG – A man spent 40 to 45 minutes in Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg, but was uninjured, after falling from a kayak Sunday morning, fire of ...
March 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm

McHenry High School District 156 candidates focus on finances, academic improvement

McHENRY – McHenry High School District 156 will have at least one new board member this coming school year as six candidates, including two ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:34 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

 

Habitat for Humanity, Home of the Sparrow help Woodstock woman get chance at a new life

WOODSTOCK – It’s taken so long to get here.Cecilia Vasquez, a 46-year-old mother of four, sat at a large dining table amid just-moved-in clu ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:30 pm

SleepOut for Shelter fundraiser for McHenry County homeless program opens registration

McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services and McHenry County Community Foundation are asking residents to get their tents, cars and ca ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Haiti fundraiser set for April 18 in McHenry

McHENRY – Tickets are now on sale for Touch a Heart in Haiti, a fundraiser to benefit people in Despinasse, Haiti.Sponsored by Catholic Assi ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:17 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 County agencies highlight summer camp options for residents

CARY – This is crunch time for the Cary Park District. In a matter of weeks, registration for the district’s summer camps will open to paren ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09 am

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

McHenry funeral home owner: Illinois funding cut for burials for poor could be devastating

McHENRY – The State of Illinois plans to cut funding a program that helps pay for funeral and burial costs for the poor, sparking concern am ...
March 26, 2015 - 7:19 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 High School choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City (with video)

McHENRY – Julia Knight was expecting to spend her spring break in Florida, but she couldn't be happier that trip will not happen.Instead of ...
March 24, 2015 - 10:42 pm

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm

McHenry County foundation to match SleepOut donations for homeless program

McHENRY – The McHenry County Community Foundation will match two to one all donations up to $100,000 to this year’s SleepOut for Shelter eve ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Pioneer Center in McHenry hiring, hosting job fair

McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is hiring and will host a job fair Wednesday to find qualified candidates. The Direct Suppor ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Shane Lamb sentenced to 20 years on McHenry weapons charge

WOODSTOCK – In sentencing Shane Lamb to 20 years in prison on weapons charges, neither defense attorneys nor prosecutors mentioned the teena ...
March 20, 2015 - 12:45 am

Small business seminars in Crystal Lake tackle branding, planning

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Core Four business planning series is part of the April offerings by the Illinois Small Business Development Center.Other ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:41 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

 

McHenry County represented in Springfield for gun lobbying day

McHenry County had about 70 representatives Wednesday in Springfield for a gun owners lobbying day, said Mickey Schuch, the president of the ...
March 20, 2015 - 12:22 am

MCC looks at new signs for Crystal Lake campus, Shah Center in McHenry

CRYSTAL LAKE – With the widening of Route 14 underway and further improvements to Route 31 on the horizon, McHenry County College is taking ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:23 am

Fox Lake boaters to have quicker pass through Stratton Lock this season

McHENRY – Boaters on Fox Lake can expect unencumbered travels through the William G. Stratton-Thomas A. Bolger Lock and Dam this year as a $ ...
March 18, 2015 - 11:47 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 approves $4 million contract for recreation center construction

McHENRY – McHenry City Council members unanimously approved a roughly $4.1 million contract with FGM Architects to build the city’s new recr ...
March 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm

McHenry City Council approves new assisted living facility

McHENRY – McHenry City Council members on Monday approved a 37,000-square-foot assisted living facility for people with Alzheimer’s and deme ...
March 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Replacement St. Patrick's Church statue dedicated in McHenry

McHENRY – Just over a year ago, the statue of St. Patrick that stood in front of a McHenry church was left shattered, destroyed in an act of ...
March 14, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry County residents go bald to support St. Baldrick's (with videos)

McHENRY – Riverwood Elementary School third-grader Emily Mack wasn’t nervous at all about cutting off her thick ponytail and then shaving he ...
March 13, 2015 - 9:41 am

Former McHenry County coroner appears in court, case shuffled between judges

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys spent the morning shuffling between courtrooms as it’s becoming apparent that it could be difficult to find a judge to ...
March 12, 2015 - 12:11 am

McHenry County administrators on closing schools for cold: Multiple factors go into decision

Schoolchildren in northern Minnesota, Alaska and North Dakota would probably snicker, maybe to cover up an underlying envy, at the prospect ...
March 10, 2015 - 12:22 pm

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