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MCC's Shah Center to offer class on starting businesses

McHENRY – A primer on how to start a business in Illinois will be offered this month in McHenry. The monthly seminar will meet from 6 to 8 p ...
July 3, 2015 - 12:13 am

McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement paymen ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm

McHenry County religious leaders note shift in faith landscape

Having been ordained as a pastor just three years ago, Paul Cannon said he walked into a religious landscape much different than the one his ...
June 30, 2015 - 12:15 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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Leave fireworks to the professionals, McHenry County officials say

The temporary wonder of fireworks can turn into permanent scars.That’s a notion local emergency officials hope residents will remember durin ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Culver's in McHenry, Island Lake doing Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

Culver's in McHenry and Island Lake are among the 45 Chicago-area locations participating Tuesday in a new fundraiser that benefits Special ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm

McHenry County Bicycle Advocates works on filling trail gaps, raising awareness

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eberhard Veit caught up to Todd Nelson as he was riding his bike from his home in Cary to his job in Barrington one summer si ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:22 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

 

McHenry County Garden Walk to feature waterfront gardens, dragonfly habitat

CRYSTAL LAKE – An annual garden walk will showcase nine unique gardens, including one that faces the Fox River, a dragonfly habitat and a po ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

McHenry Country Fair to feature country, bluegrass music plus family-friendly activities

McHENRY – Bluegrass, country and folk music will round out the city of McHenry’s Country Fair at the Colby-Petersen Farm.The celebration wil ...
June 28, 2015 - 12:06 am

Centegra to offer free skin cancer screening in McHenry, Algonquin

McHENRY – Centegra Health System will offer free skin cancer screenings five times between now and November. Medical professionals will be o ...
June 28, 2015 - 12:14 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 residents react to Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling

WOODSTOCK – Deb Glaubke plans to raise a flag symbolizing her love that she once thought would stir controversy.With Friday’s 5-4 ruling fro ...
June 26, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Missing McHenry man not located in Island Lake private pond (with video)

ISLAND LAKE – Police will continue searching for a missing McHenry man after they said a nearly four-hour search for him Thursday in private ...
June 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm

McHenry Public Library to be closed July 3, 4 for Independence Day

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, for the holiday.The library's website, www.mchenry ...
June 25, 2015 - 11:24 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 Fiesta Days to feature 10K, 5K races, Big Wheels Race, track meet for children

McHENRY – McHenry's Fiesta Days celebration this year will feature three special events, including the River Run, Big Wheels Race and the Op ...
June 22, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Teen airlifted after bonfire incident in Lakemoor with burns over half his body

LAKEMOOR – An 18-year-old man was burned across more than half his body while trying to light a bonfire Sunday night in Lakemoor, fire offic ...
June 22, 2015 - 11:35 pm

McHenry County weddings up, national marriage rate down

Despite a national decline in the rate of marriage, McHenry County nuptials have not been lacking.In fact, county records show the number of ...
June 22, 2015 - 10:53 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Valerie's Nail and Lash Salon opens in McHenry

Valerie’s Nail and Lash Salon, 3307 W. Elm St., McHenry, celebrated its recent opening with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce during a ri ...
June 21, 2015 - 5:30 am

Police search for missing McHenry man

McHENRY – McHenry County Sheriff's police are looking for a 59-year-old McHenry man who has been missing for three weeks. Michael Babincsak' ...
June 19, 2015 - 11:54 pm

McHenry County residents celebrate at Chicago Blackhawks parade, rally (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – As the minutes passed Thursday morning, the platform at Metra's Pingree Road station got more and more red.Scores of Chicago ...
June 18, 2015 - 6:03 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 man takes plea deal for beating man outside Woodstock bar

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced to four years in prison for beating a man outside a Woodstock bar. Jacob R. Stanton, 25, also receiv ...
June 19, 2015 - 10:22 am

McHenry summer concert series to feature Beatles tribute band

McHENRY – A tribute band to the Beatles will take the stage Thursday as part of the McHenry summer concert series.The concert, starring Beat ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am

Veterans bond at Crystal Lake fishing derby at Three Oaks (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Joe Crocco lost his vision, he feared he also lost the ability to do what earned him his nickname, “Joe Fish.” But Crocc ...
June 17, 2015 - 2:49 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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Male pedestrian killed in Crystal Lake crash on Route 31, coroner says

CRYSTAL LAKE – Officials are investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash that happened at Routes 31 and 176 in Crystal Lake, McHenry Coun ...
June 17, 2015 - 2:18 pm

McHenry Public Library to open late Friday

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will open late Friday because of a morning staff meeting and development session. While the library won ...
June 15, 2015 - 11:44 pm

ReMax recognizes McHenry associates for sales

McHENRY – The ReMax Northern Illinois region recently recognized various associates at the ReMax Plaza, 4005 N. Kane Ave., McHenry, for sale ...
June 14, 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 woman awarded Fulbright grant to teach in South Africa

McHENRY – Weeks before her graduation from Northwestern University, Izora Baltys is excited to know what she’s going to do next.The 22-year- ...
June 14, 2015 - 8:43 am

No injuries in McHenry fire

There were no injuries in a house fire on Friday evening at 3613 W. Ellen Road in McHenry. At 5:29 p.m., the McHenry Township Fire Protectio ...
June 13, 2015 - 7:21 am

Kickstarter campaign starts for McCullom Lake brain cancer documentary

The filmmaker who is wrapping up a year of shooting on a documentary about the McCullom Lake brain cancer cases has started a Kickstarter ca ...
June 12, 2015 - 11:52 pm

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