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Pioneer Center taking walk-ins in McHenry for mental health services

McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is now offering walk-in registration for residents seeking behavioral health services.In an ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:11 am

Kathryn’s Bridal gets nod from newlyweds

McHENRY – Kathryn’s Bridal, 3807 W. Elm St., McHenry, was named a winner of the 2015 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for bridal gowns, in ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am

McHenry Med Spa opens on Elm Street

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting-ceremony at McHenry Med Spa, 3327 Elm St., McHenry. Pictured (front ro ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 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 searching for robbery suspect

McHENRY – Police are looking for a Hispanic man suspected of robbing a McHenry paint store Saturday morning and fleeing on foot with an undi ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Brake Parts Inc. buys assets of Canada-based company

McHENRY – Brake Parts Inc. LLC announced this week it plans to buy the assets of Ontario-based brake pad maker OE Quality Friction Inc., inc ...
Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:06 am

8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud sche ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 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

 

Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

Woodstock art show to raise money for Helping Paws Animal Shelter

WOODSTOCK – Calling all artists: Helping Paws Animal Shelter is now sponsoring Art for the Paws, a fundraiser and community outreach project ...
Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Retirement growing more distant for McHenry County workers

McHENRY – Retirement is becoming a more distant prospect for McHenry County residents as a growing number of Americans choose to work longer ...
Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:46 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 apartment complexes show school impact formula might need update

Myra Garcia stands at a bus stop in the afternoon in McHenry waiting for her 9-year-old son to arrive after a day in school. The stop is dow ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Woodstock woman delivers baby in McHenry hospital parking lot

Israel Chavez was in a hurry to come into the world.On Thursday morning, about two-and-half weeks before his due date, Israel's mother, Mira ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Home of the Sparrow shelter expansion project complete in McHenry

McHENRY – Home of the Sparrow is expecting to serve several more families in need of transitional support than in previous years now that a ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:16 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

 

Landmark School in McHenry to host parent info night

McHENRY — Landmark School, District 15’s year-round, multiage school, is hosting a parent information night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:17 am

McHenry rec department offers Pee Wee Basketball 1st-, 2nd-graders

McHENRY – The McHenry Parks & Recreation Department will offer an eight-week Pee Wee Basketball League for first- and second-graders startin ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:19 am

Bates: Relationships matter in multi-level marketing companies

There are many businesses that are solely relationship based. They go by many names, representing diverse products but are commonly called m ...
Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

Women in McHenry County offering $1,000 scholarship

McHENRY – Women in McHenry County (WIM3) is offering a $1,000 High School Challenge scholarship for a graduating high school senior. The sc ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:22 am

$750,000 winning lottery ticket sold in McHenry about to expire

McHENRY – McHenry residents inclined to play the lottery should take a gander at any tickets lying around from the past year. They may just ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 candidate disqualified from ballot

WOODSTOCK – One of the 11 candidates for Community High School District 155 Board was tossed from the April 7 ballot for not having the requ ...
Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:22 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

 

Brake Parts Inc. raises $150,000 for local United Way

McHENRY – Brake Parts Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of brake system components, raised more than $150,000 for the United Way of Greater ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am

McHenry County winters offer hiking, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling

It’s human nature to retreat indoors when temperatures take a dip – or a nosedive, as is the case lately – but local outdoor recreation enth ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Former McHenry teacher acquitted of upskirt photo charges

WOODSTOCK – Just after a not guilty verdict was returned for a former McHenry teacher accused of taking a photograph up the skirt of a stude ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:04 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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Former McHenry teacher stands trial on upskirt photo allegation

WOODSTOCK — A bench trial began Thursday for a former McHenry High School teacher accused of taking a photo up a student's skirt. Thomas P. ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:49 pm

McHenry police reports for Jan. 8, 2015

• Patryk S. Michalski, 27, 25160 W. Mitchell Court, Ingleside, was charged Wednesday, Nov. 5, with retail theft.• Michelle P. Vette, 32, 450 ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:29 am

Frigid temperatures close McHenry County schools, cause crashes

A frigid combination of snow, low temperatures and an added wind chill factor that will make it feel much colder has swept McHenry County, c ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 9:13 am

Schools

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

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Curran Contracting reduces Crystal Lake footprint

CRYSTAL LAKE – Curran Contracting Co. plans to keep its headquarters in Crystal Lake, but the company has sold of some of its asphalt plants ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:14 am

Shane Lamb pleads out on aggravated possession of stolen firearms charges

WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb, the man at the center of controversy surrounding the prosecution of Mario Casciaro, pleaded guilty Monday to aggrava ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Red Wing Shoes opens in McHenry

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Red Wing Shoes, 2210 W. Route 120, M ...
Jan. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am

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