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Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host STEM conference

Sixth- through eighth-grade girls will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math at a conference being hosted by Crystal ...
Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 95
5 to 9 Years 106
10 to 14 Years 172
15 to 19 Years 188
20 to 24 Years 105
25 to 34 Years 238
35 to 44 Years 294
45 to 54 Years 488
55 to 59 Years 235
60 to 64 Years 169
65 to 74 Years 135
75 to 84 Years 32
85 Years and Over 9
Median Age (in years) 42.4

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Ancestry

American 68 2.3%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 38 1.3%
Danish 24 0.8%
Dutch 27 0.9%
English 131 4.5%
French (except Basque) 57 2.0%
French Canadian 11 0.4%
German 972 33.4%
Greek 30 1.0%
Hungarian 24 0.8%
Irish 429 14.7%
Italian 299 10.3%
Lithuanian 44 1.5%
Norwegian 97 3.3%
Polish 396 13.6%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 29 1.0%
Scotch-Irish 23 0.8%
Scottish 18 0.6%
Slovak 4 0.1%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 166 5.7%
Swiss 0 0.0%
Ukrainian 21 0.7%
Welsh 4 0.1%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Prairie Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community H ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 11 0.7%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 60 3.8%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 384 24.0%
Some College, No Degree 434 27.1%
Associates Degree 112 7.0%
Bachelor's Degree 404 25.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree 195 12.2%
Population 25 years and Over 1,600
High School Graduate or Higher 95.56%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 37.43&

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Gender

Male 1,163 51.32%
Female 1,103 48.68%
Total Population 2,266

 

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm

McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges ...
Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am

Household Type

Total Households 843
Family Households 656 77.81&
with own children under 18 years 239 28.35%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 843
Owner-Occupied 784 93.00%
Renter Occupied 59 6.99&

 

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Cary firefighters save dog from Silver Lake

OAKWOOD HILLS – When Kevin Rutherford didn’t see his rough collie Duke come back to the deck after letting him out Sunday morning, he starte ...
Jan. 5, 2016 - 12:08 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $963

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 631
Median (dollars) $1922
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 153
Median (dollars) $732

 

2 McHenry County municipalities ask Illinois to release their money

CRYSTAL LAKE – At least two McHenry County municipalities are adding their voices to those across Illinois that want the money they're owed ...
Dec. 2, 2015 - 10:51 pm

Compromise to keep Crystal Lake South High School bleachers standing

CRYSTAL LAKE – A compromise has been reached to keep the west bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School standing at their current height w ...
Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:52 am

Next step unclear as Crystal Lake South High School bleachers reach proposed new height

CRYSTAL LAKE – The west bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School have been dismantled, leaving just nine of the original 26 rows.Pieces o ...
Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $230,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $84,728

 

District 155 to start business incubator at Prairie Ridge High School

CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge High School teacher Bryan Peckhart always finds it interesting to see the products dreamed up by his students.H ...
Nov. 13, 2015 - 9:57 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 0 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 167 1.08%
Construction 102 0.66%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 210 1.35%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 100 0.65%
Information 21 0.14%
Manufacturing 234 1.51%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 62 0.40%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 138 0.89%
Public Administration 42 0.27%
Retail Trade 145 0.94%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 53 0.34%
Wholesale Trade 44 0.28%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 1,318

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Land

Area (in square miles) 1.18
Density (in square feet) 1,920.34

 

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 155
Cuban 3
Mexican 142
Other Hispanic or Latino 0
Puerto Rican 10
Total Population 155
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,111
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 47
Black or African American Alone 0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 38
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 4
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 34
White Alone 2,026
Total Population 2,266

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Schools

Elementary Schools Cary Community Consolidated School Dist. 26
Elementary Schools Prairie Grove Community School Dist. 46
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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