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Everyday Hero: Susan Keller

During the week, Susan Keller meets with groups of 10 to 12 at-risk high school students at Woodstock North High School or McHenry High Scho ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Hearing on School District 155 bleachers postponed again

CRYSTAL LAKE – The hearing on the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has once again been postponed – this time at the re ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm

State Rep. David McSweeney's Open Meetings Act reform bill clears committee

A bill giving citizens a longer window to report Open Meetings Act violations is headed to the full Illinois House floor for a vote after cl ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:51 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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Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Illinois Open Meetings Act bill to be debated

A bill inspired by the Oakwood Hills power plant debacle to make it easier to report Illinois Open Meetings Act violations will likely get a ...
Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155’s proposal to nix class ranks draws few critics

CRYSTAL LAKE – With all the stressors weighing on kids, Kim Fleer just couldn’t see getting rid of one potential stressor – and one honor th ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:17 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 High School District 155 forums to explore eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Forums about whether District 155 should eliminate the use of class rank will be held next week. If the Crystal Lake-based di ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:02 pm

McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Crystal Lake South High School bleachers: Zoning hearing for District 155 rescheduled

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will not before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission next ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:18 pm

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&

 

Oakwood Hills closed-door meeting prompts Open Meetings Act reform bill

A state representative incensed over the Oakwood Hills Village Board’s likely illegal meeting over a controversial power plant proposal is t ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am

Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meeti ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to issue remaining $10 million in bonds

CRYSTAL LAKE – Science lab renovations, asbestos abatement and new special education accommodations are being lined up for this summer.The S ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:13 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

 

Homeowners near proposed Lakewood sports complex raise objections

LAKEWOOD – Traffic and light pollution were among the concerns raised about a proposed sports complex at Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road.T ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 holds institute day with its 4 feeder districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – About 1,500 teachers, administrators and other certified staff crowded into Crystal Lake Central High School’s auditorium, fi ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Lakewood hears opposition to proposed TIF district

LAKEWOOD – Woodstock Community District 200 taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize development at Routes 176 and 47, a Woodstock resident told ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $230,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $84,728

 

11 vie for 3 seats on Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board

CRYSTAL LAKE – The crowded field vying for the three open seats on the Community High School District 155 school board has been caused, at l ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 am

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies shootings top local stories of 2014

The shooting of two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and the manhunt afterward was the top local story of 2014 chosen by Northwest Herald e ...
Dec. 31, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 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

 

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

District 155 submits zoning request for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial and lawsuit-inspiring bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will start making their way through the c ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:26 am

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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