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Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. “It stressed me out, and it also s ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am

Woodstock, McHenry Feed My Starving Children organizers seek donations, volunteers

A group of McHenry County residents is trying to raise $110,000 to provide more than 500,000 meals for starving children across the world.Mc ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:26 am

McHenry schools were on soft lockdown after bomb threat

McHENRY – A soft lockdown on McHenry schools was lifted after McHenry police investigated a bomb threat called in Monday morning, according ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:18 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 police reports for Aug. 31, 2015

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Fundraisers set for McHenry family of premature twins

McHENRY – Magnus Fowles turned 1 month old without his twin brother, Finn.Magnus and Finn were born three months premature on July 27, weigh ...
Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:27 am

70-year-old McHenry man accused of luring boy into his apartment

WOODSTOCK – A 70-year-old McHenry man is facing felony charges for allegedly luring a boy into his apartment.Paul R. Erne, of 3705 James St. ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:58 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

 

Driver cited after McHenry crash on Route 31 causes gas leak

McHENRY – A McHenry crash Friday resulted in a minor gas leak and a citation to one driver, but no injuries, police said. A nixle alert issu ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Teen driver cited after rollover crash in McHenry

McHENRY – Police cited a 16-year-old McHenry driver after a crash Thursday morning that caused his pickup truck to roll over, officials said ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:33 pm

Michigan man charged with DUI in McHenry crash that injured passenger

McHENRY – A 33-year-old Michigan man faces DUI charges after he drove off the road and caused a crash that injured his passenger Wednesday, ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:07 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&

 

Home of the Sparrow moves McHenry office

McHENRY – Home of the Sparrow is relocating its main administrative headquarters.The administrative offices closed Wednesday and will reopen ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:41 am

Demand steady at McHenry County food pantries despite rebounding economy

JOHNSBURG – The third Tuesday of each month at FISH of McHenry Food Pantry resembles career day.For two hours, people filter in wearing unif ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry man sentenced for predatory sexual assault of 12-year-old girl

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced to six years in prison for a sex act with a minor. Ciriaco J. Diaz, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to one ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:20 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 creates new regional dispatch center, NERCOMM

McHENRY – McHenry Police and Fire 911 services will be handled at a new central dispatch center called NERCOMM, as the deadline looms for di ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:15 am

Centegra keeps hiring of doctors up as national share of hospital hiring drops

HUNTLEY – Pediatrician Kristi Redlich hadn’t given much thought to what kind of place she wanted to end up after her residency.She just knew ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

McHenry County College to offer Adobe Photoshop classes

McHENRY – Registration is open for an Adobe Photoshop series offered by McHenry County College.The series will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturd ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 9:58 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry to start fall brush pickup program

McHENRY – The city’s fall brush pickup program will begin in less than two weeks. McHenry residents are asked to have their brush at the cur ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 9:58 am

McHenry County's social service agencies feeling state budget squeeze

At first glance, the ongoing Springfield budget impasse should be old hat to local social service agencies that long have been accustomed to ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am

Lemonade Brigade to raise money for special needs cheerleading squad

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Lemonade Brigade has a new target for its fundraising frenzy.The McHenry-based group plans on raising money for the Cryst ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:43 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

 

McHenry wastewater plant consolidation project to cost $30.18 million, final bid determines

McHENRY – Decommissioning the city’s aging wastewater treatment plant and consolidating services at its southern plant will cost the city $3 ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:55 am

The Parent Feed teaches McHenry County parents, children digital responsibility

McHENRY – Bullying on Yik Yak was so bad that Cary resident Matt Batt said his neighbor’s daughter skipped school for three days.The locatio ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:21 am

PHOTOS: McHenry high school football practice

Shaw Media images of McHenry football practice on Aug. 13 ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:26 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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Police investigating armed robbery of McHenry liquor store

McHENRY – No one was injured during an armed robbery at a McHenry liquor store Saturday, police said. McHenry police responded at 8:52 p.m. ...
Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:24 am

MCC's Shah Center offers workplace communication training in McHenry

McHENRY – Registration is open for a series designed to build workplace communication skills.McHenry County College’s workforce, community a ...
Aug. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Nominations open for McHenry Chamber ‘Chapters’ awards

McHENRY – Interested McHenry residents can nominate an individual 60 years and older who they think has contributed much to the community th ...
Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am

Schools

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

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McHenry County residents react to Alzheimer's grip on women

CRYSTAL LAKE – She doesn’t know how old she is, where the rings on her fingers came from or that the woman who visits her daily is her daugh ...
Aug. 14, 2015 - 12:15 am

McHenry County College to offer EKG training in McHenry

McHENRY – Training on electrocardiograms, commonly known as EKGs, will be offered starting this August.The class meets 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays, ...
Aug. 13, 2015 - 11:35 pm

McHenry extends Merkel Aquatic Center pool season through Labor Day

McHENRY – Even though they head back to school next week, summer just got a little longer for McHenry kids.City officials announced Thursday ...
Aug. 13, 2015 - 11:31 pm

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