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McHenry gun shop to raffle off AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando shooting victims

McHENRY – A McHenry gun shop announced plans Wednesday to raffle off an AR-15 rifle to raise money for the victims of the June 12 nightclub ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:16 am

Wonder Lake's Harrison School teacher facing charges over texts with student

WONDER LAKE – A teacher from Harrison School District 36 in Wonder Lake was arrested June 24 on charges of disorderly conduct based on texts ...
June 28, 2016 - 12:27 am

McHenry County PADS needs emergency church shelter for Thursdays

McHENRY – McHenry County PADS is seeking a church site within the county that could house homeless individuals on Thursday nights this winte ...
June 27, 2016 - 12:03 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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Spring Grove area woman killed in Sunday morning Route 12 crash

SPRING GROVE – A 33-year-old woman was found dead following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning and a male driver was transported to ...
June 26, 2016 - 3:07 pm

McHenry offering tree replacement program in fall

McHENRY – This fall the City of McHenry is starting a tree replacement program for residents who lost trees lost to the emerald ash borer.Re ...
June 25, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Wisconsin woman charged in crash that killed Woodstock mom arrested in Las Vegas

WOODSTOCK — A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, woman accused of being under the influence of heroin during a McHenry crash that led to the death of a ...
June 24, 2016 - 12:47 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

 

Randy Hultgren talks obstacles with McHenry County small business owners

McHENRY – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren teamed up with a national pro-business group to talk about the importance of small businesses in McHenry ...
June 21, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Letter: No savings in countywide school district

To the Editor:I enjoy reading Bob Anderson’s monthly opinions, but I must strongly disagree with his June 11 letter regarding any cost savin ...
June 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry man gets 6 years in prison for sexually assaulting young girl

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man will spend six years in prison after he admitted to sexually assaulting a girl who was younger than 13 years old a ...
June 21, 2016 - 12:05 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 nonprofit Joe’s Wish to host Race for a Cause

McHENRY – The nonprofit Joe’s Wish will host the family-friendly Patriots in the Park – Race for a Cause from 1 to 7 p.m. July 9 at the McHe ...
June 20, 2016 - 11:43 am

Begalka: These “cooties” are welcome hosts

The only squirrels I was familiar with were those that ravaged my bird feeders and – of course – the animated dynamic duo of Secret Squirrel ...
June 20, 2016 - 12:24 am

Restoration project ongoing at Loyola University campus in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – At the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with what they’ve ...
June 17, 2016 - 11:43 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

 

WalletHub ranks Crystal Lake in top 10 for Best Small Cities in America

CRYSTAL LAKE – A national survey told the people of Crystal Lake something many of them already know – it’s a great place to live.WalletHub, ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Firefighters rescue trapped 90-year-old woman at McHenry house fire

McHENRY – A 90-year-old McHenry woman was displaced after an early Monday morning fire in her kitchen, fire officials said.The McHenry Towns ...
June 14, 2016 - 12:00 am

McHenry man pays $5,734 property taxes in $1 bills in protest

WOODSTOCK – McHenry resident Dan R. Aylward, frustrated over his increasing property tax bill, visited the county treasurer’s office and pai ...
June 14, 2016 - 12:01 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren to host small business forum at Shah Center in McHenry

McHENRY – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren is hosting a forum later this month to discuss the challenges faced by small businesses in the district.H ...
June 13, 2016 - 12:24 am

Purple Heart discovered in Fox Lake given to descendants of fallen World War II soldier

McHENRY – Darren Bohmann has a vague memory from his childhood of asking his father whether any of his relatives had fought in World War II. ...
June 12, 2016 - 8:53 am

Sacred Mindscapes celebrates ribbon cutting in McHenry

Sacred Mindscapes marked the opening of its new office, 3435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 304, McHenry, with a ribbon-cutting May 13.Tammy Mittel ...
June 11, 2016 - 10:24 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

 

55-year-old woman airlifted after McHenry motorcycle crash

McHENRY — A 55-year-old woman was airlifted to the hospital after falling off her motorcycle while rounding a curve on Friday evening, a fir ...
June 10, 2016 - 11:22 pm

Documents: McHenry man fatally stabbed wife 2 days before calling police

McHENRY – Laura K. Harrison, allegedly killed by her husband, 30-year-old Anthony Harrison, was reportedly deceased in their McHenry home fo ...
June 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm

Letter: Require license for politicians and other ideas

To the Editor:Thoughts about elections and politics:1. In the 1970s and ‘80s, you voted for the best person. Two decades later as things det ...
June 10, 2016 - 5:30 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 charged with murder in wife's stabbing death transferred to jail

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man charged with murdering his wife has been released from the hospital and is now in McHenry County Jail.Anthony J. H ...
June 10, 2016 - 12:47 am

6 graduate from McHenry County Sheriff's Office volunteer program

WOODSTOCK – Six McHenry County residents graduated Thursday evening from the sheriff’s office volunteer program, a group that continues to g ...
June 10, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Editor's Desk: Turning Point helps McHenry County domestic violence victims

Help was available locally for 30-year-old Laura Harrison, tragically slain Monday at her McHenry home, allegedly by her husband. Sadly, we’ ...
June 9, 2016 - 12:10 am

Schools

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

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McHenry County experts give tips on how to stay safe, enjoy water activities

In McHenry County, people can access water anywhere from Petersen Park Beach in McHenry, to Chain O’Lakes State Park in Spring Grove and alo ...
June 9, 2016 - 12:07 am

Anthony Harrison's family members had previous concerns for his wife Laura Harrison before her death

McHENRY – Family members of a McHenry man charged with fatally stabbing his wife became increasingly concerned in the spring for Laura Harri ...
June 10, 2016 - 11:28 am

McHenry woman wins $400,000 on lottery ticket

McHENRY – For most, winning the lottery is a long shot. But many buy tickets with hopes of striking gold.For Charlotte Kumm, April 30 was he ...
June 8, 2016 - 12:24 am

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