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Retiring McHenry mayor reflects on past, discusses city's future

McHENRY – McHenry mayor Susan Low said she is optimistic about McHenry’s future, even after her term ends in April.“Whether it was the brick ...
UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:30 am

Court overturns Elmhurst man's conviction in McHenry County arson case

ELGIN – The Illinois Appellate Court has overturned the 2014 arson conviction of an Elmhurst man found guilty of setting a fire that destroy ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:51 pm

Johnsburg fire leaves 2-story residence uninhabitable, fire official says

JOHNSBURG – Fire officials are investigating what started a fire that left a Johnsburg home uninhabitable Monday, a fire official said.The M ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:41 pm

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-area program aimed at bringing people out of poverty graduates first class

McHENRY – McHenry resident Julie Zavorski said she had a five-year plan with goals she wanted to accomplish, but she never knew how to imple ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:09 pm

Centegra Hospital – McHenry receives 5-star rating from CMS

McHENRY – In Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most recent star ratings, two McHenry County hospitals received high rankings for the ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:20 am

McHenry organizations launch new events website for city

McHENRY – To improve the city’s marketing efforts, several McHenry businesses and organizations have created a new website – www.mchenryeven ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:15 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

 

McHenry crash sends 3 people to hospital, fire official says

McHENRY – Three people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries Monday after a two-vehicle crash in an unincorporated area near McHenry ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:59 pm

McHenry Culver’s to host fundraiser for diabetes research

McHENRY – The Culver’s in McHenry is partnering with JDRF Illinois to host a fundraiser Thursday to help raise money for type 1 diabetes res ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:32 am

McHenry resident 'honored' to win 2017 Illinois Realtor of the Year award

McHENRY – There’s more to being in the real estate business than just making sales, said Sue Miller, who has been in the industry for 30 yea ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:12 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&

 

Starting out as pen pals during WWII, McHenry couple credit love, hard work for 70 years of marriage

At age 93, Marion Messman will tell you he has no grand advice. Celebrating 70 years of marriage with his 88-year-old wife, Grace, he’ll sa ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 9:43 am

McHenry County Mental Health Board considers partnership with local police

CARY – A new partnership between the Cary Police Department and McHenry County Mental Health Board might help residents in need get access t ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

Meet McHenry Alderman Victor Santi on Saturday

McHENRY – McHenry 1st Ward Alderman Victor Santi is hosting a community forum Saturday to meet McHenry residents and discuss city issues wit ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:28 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

 

McHenry High School District 156's Food for Thought program provides for students in need

McHENRY – Teachers can recognize when a student is struggling with math. They also can recognize when a student might be struggling with foo ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:23 pm

City of McHenry seeking applicants for Ward 6 Alderman

McHENRY – With Alderman Robert Peterson resigning this month, McHenry Mayor Susan Low is accepting letters of interest from city residents t ...
Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:43 am

Wonder Lake man facing two sets of heroin charges has bond revoked

WOODSTOCK — A Wonder Lake man facing serious drug charges from two arrests in less than seven months will remain in custody without bond unt ...
Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:11 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $205,200

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $67,740

 

McHenry man facing drug-induced homicide charges

McHENRY – A 65-year-old McHenry man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the death of a man who may have ingested ...
Feb. 7, 2017 - 12:02 am

McHenry man arrested on child porn charges

MCHENRY – A McHenry man is facing charges for allegedly possessing and disseminating child pornography.Joseph Gould, 31, was charged Friday ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:50 pm

Centegra hospitals in McHenry County implementing flu visitor restrictions

HUNTLEY – The Centegra hospitals in Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock are putting an influenza visitor restriction policy into effect starting ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 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

 

Woodstock North High School Assistant Principal Steven Rick dies over weekend

WOODSTOCK – If a person could survive on love alone, Steven Rick could have lived forever, his family members said.“He was the best of the b ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:35 pm

McHenry City Council approves downtown theater proposal

McHENRY – McHenry’s indoor theater has been closed since 2014. However, the theater is coming back after the McHenry City Council unanimousl ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:29 pm

Novation Industries receives ISO certification

McHENRY– Novation Industries has received the ISO/TS16949 certification, an internationally recognized standard which is awarded to manufact ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:52 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 High School chess team headed to state

McHENRY – The McHenry High School chess team is competing for the state title next weekend.Coach Christian Rosenzweig, who also is a science ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:58 am

81-year-old McHenry man starts blacksmithing club in McHenry County

McHENRY – During his contracting days, Jerry Freund occasionally would do some welding and metalworking for his jobs.“That’s when I knew I r ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:01 am

Wonder Lake man accused of selling heroin while out on bond for drug charges

WOODSTOCK — A Wonder Lake man facing serious drug charges was arrested again after he allegedly sold heroin while free on bond.Brian M. Freu ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:52 pm

Schools

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

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McHenry County children of immigrants under stress amid Trump rhetoric

McHENRY – Before the 2016 presidential election, the Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center in McHenry had a policy to not discuss poli ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:37 pm

Letter: Amazing outpouring of love

To the Editor:Options & Advocacy provides services and support to children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities. We see fam ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am

IDOT seeking comment on Route 31 widening between McHenry, Crystal Lake

The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting people to a public hearing regarding improving Route 31 between Crystal Lake and McHen ...
Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:56 pm

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