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McHenry School District 15 to open kindergarten registration in March

McHENRY – McHenry Elementary School District 15 will start accepting enrollment for its kindergarten program starting in March.To register, ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:47 am

McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission OKs downtown theater redevelopment

McHENRY – The McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission this week unanimously approved a proposal to redevelop and reopen the downtown McHenry ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:13 am

McHenry police promote new commander, sergeant at City Council meeting

McHENRY – The promotion of two McHenry police officials and a liquor license transfer highlighted Monday’s McHenry City Council meeting.At t ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:53 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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Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am

2 people sent to hospital after McHenry rollover crash, fire official says

McHENRY – Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after a car hit a utility pole and flipped on its roof, a fire official said.
Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:55 pm

Letter: Sincere thank you

To the Editor:My wife of almost 49 years passed away last Nov. 28 of lung cancer.I am writing this to thank some people who have made this t ...
Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 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

 

Letter: Opposed to building wall

To the Editor:Dear Mr. Hultgren,I’m writing to you proactively even before any spending bill pertaining to the building of a wall between Me ...
Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 am

McHenry Police Department receives donated safety equipment

McHENRY – Two local business owners met Monday with the McHenry Police Department to present them with more than 40 ballistic helmets.“After ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:53 pm

McHenry's Hidden Pearl Cafe sets up Kickstarter to save store

McHENRY – Because of its impending closure, Hidden Pearl Cafe in McHenry is seeking donations from the public to help keep the coffee shop g ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:58 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 company Follett to open office in Dubai

McHENRY – Follett Corp. will open a new office in Dubai to further commit its support of schools in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East an ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:54 am

Pioneer Center for Human Services appoints two CEOs

McHENRY – McHenry-based Pioneer Center for Human Services has chosen interim Chief Executive Officer Sam Tenuto and Chief Financial Officer ...
Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:16 am

Officials: McHenry man’s death in Wisconsin a result of Russian roulette

WALWORTH, WIS. –  At least one person has been formally charged in the death of the McHenry man who was fatally shot after a drunken game of ...
Jan. 10, 2017 - 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

 

Helping Paws need artists to help with Art for the Paws fundraiser

WOODSTOCK – Helping Paws Animal Shelter is calling for local artists to participate in the third annual Art for the Paws fundraiser to benef ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:23 pm

Driver flees scene after crashing into McHenry home

McHENRY – A driver fled the scene after crashing through the wall of a house in McHenry early Friday night.The crash occurred about 8 p.m. F ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:25 pm

Johnsburg businessman John Huemann awarded Frank E. Low Award

JOHNSBURG – The McHenry Area Chamber has announced businessman John Huemann will be receiving the Frank E. Low Award for his lifelong servic ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:16 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry Rotary Club's Blues, Brews & BBQ's pushed back to late August

McHENRY – The Rotary Club of McHenry plans to push back the 2017 dates for the club’s signature fundraising event, Blues, Brews & BBQ’s.The ...
Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:37 am

McHenry man killed in Wisconsin shooting; 2 in custody

McHENRY – A McHenry man and an East Troy, Wisconsin, man are in custody at the Walworth County Jail in Wisconsin for their alleged connectio ...
Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:27 am

McHenry County State's Attorney's Office hires chief investigator, misdemeanor prosecutor

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has hired a new chief investigator and a misdemeanor prosecutor, the office announc ...
Dec. 30, 2016 - 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

 

Letter: Special angels

To the Editor:Kind, caring people, I am a senior citizen who lives in McHenry. I want to publicly thank everyone of you who has helped me in ...
Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry police reports for Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:56 am

Tree of Life in McHenry to host early New Year's Eve celebration

McHENRY – A Unitarian congregation is offering an option for families and adults who want a New Year’s Eve night out without staying up all ...
Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:24 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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Therapy dogs used for motivation, recovery throughout McHenry County

When a therapy dog visits a hospital, the first reaction it brings out in people is a big smile, said Katherine Feuillan, a certified therap ...
Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:53 am

TLS Veterans offers support, services for veterans and their families

McHENRY – For McHenry County veterans and their families looking for services and support, TLS Veterans may be the place to go.The nonprofit ...
Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:12 pm

McHenry City Council approves early start to 2017 Fiesta Days

McHENRY – The McHenry City Council voted 4-2 to approve proposed 2017 Fiesta Day schedule changes at its meeting Monday night.Part of the mo ...
Dec. 24, 2016 - 12:26 am

Schools

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

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McHenry County races take shape as candidates file for April 4 election

A number of contested municipal government races await voters in the April 4 consolidated election. Voters on that day will elect their rep ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:00 pm

MCC announces 2016 Joseph A. Blanco Spirit Award recipient

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College student Lourdes “Deyssi” Baez was named the beneficiary of the fall 2016 Joseph A. Blanco Spirit Award ...
Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:17 am

McHenry Public Library to install more solar panels in 2017

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library is planning to add its second 10-kilowatt solar panel structure to the library’s roof in April.The McHe ...
Dec. 19, 2016 - 1:04 am

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