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Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills headed to Illinois Senate vote

An Oakwood Hills-inspired improvement to the Open Meetings Act may end up getting passed by this Sunday’s end of session. House Bill 175,wh ...
May 29, 2015 - 12:05 am

Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus serv ...
May 27, 2015 - 9:25 am

Illinois OMA reform inspired by Oakwood Hills controversy moving forward

The proposed Open Meetings Act improvement inspired by the debacle surrounding the Oakwood Hills power plant has found new life in the final ...
May 27, 2015 - 1:08 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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Cary-Grove seniors showcase artwork at Odyssey Artwalk

CARY – The Cary-Grove High School Odyssey Artwalk was senior Sydney Romero’s first show. Her collection of sculptures – a tea set with Man i ...
May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am

Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes ...
May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

Cary-Grove student confirmed to have bacterial meningitis

CARY –​A Cary-Grove High School student has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis, the school district reported. The McHenry County Heal ...
May 10, 2015 - 5:07 pm

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

School District 155 Board keeps current leadership over requests of new members

CRYSTAL LAKE – The leadership of the Community High School District 155 Board will not be changing. The three new members of the board were ...
May 5, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Algonquin trying to meet state requirements for affordable housing

ALGONQUIN –Officials on Tuesday said there is more work to be done in bringing affordable housing to the village of Algonquin. The Committe ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Illinois Supreme Court sets date for School District 155 bleacher case

CRYSTAL LAKE –The Illinois Supreme Court has set the date to hear oral arguments in the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers lawsuit. T ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:29 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&

Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills moving in Senate

State Sen. Dan Duffy is fighting to move forward a bill to reform the Illinois Open Meetings Act in the wake of a closed-session debacle ove ...
April 20, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 am

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE –A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 pm

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

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE –A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $230,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $84,728

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

CRYSTAL LAKE –A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship. The team – which kept th ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

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

Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board candidates talk bleachers, Common Core and more

CRYSTAL LAKE – Property taxes, the federal Common Core curriculum standards and the accompanying state tests and the controversial bleachers ...
March 20, 2015 - 9:41 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 candidate forum scheduled for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE –The nine candidates running for the Community High School District 155 Board will have a chance to share their views at an up ...
March 17, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to super regionals

CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of Crystal Lake South High School students will be heading to a super regional robotics tournament next week, one ste ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:15 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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Illinois Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by Oakwood Hills debacle passes House

An Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by the debacle surrounding a proposed Oakwood Hills power plant is headed to the Illinois Senate a ...
March 5, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm

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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