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Oakwood Hills power plant proposal killed amid strong public opposition

CRYSTAL LAKE – Developers for a proposed power plant in Oakwood Hills have killed the project in light of strong public opposition from resi ...
Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:46 am

Oakwood Hills officially names new leadership

OAKWOOD HILLS – Oakwood Hills is officially under new leadership after Village Board members selected Paul Smith to step into the acting pre ...
Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Oakwood Hills to hold meeting Thursday to fill vacancies

OAKWOOD HILLS – The Oakwood Hills Village Board is set to fill vacancies left by the resignation of three officials last week including form ...
Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:31 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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What's next for Oakwood Hills Village Board in wake of resignations

OAKWOOD HILLS – The resignations of three Oakwood Hills leaders, including the village president, has left a plethora of political possibili ...
Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:35 am

Oakwood Hills village president, 2 others resign amid power plant controversy

OAKWOOD HILLS – Oakwood Hills Village President Melanie Funk announced her resignation late Wednesday, citing the toll the reaction to a pro ...
Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:26 am

Craver: As a stakeholder, I demand government stop calling me a stakeholder

As Buddha once said, words have the power to both destroy and heal.But they also have the power to take the middle road and annoy the hell o ...

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Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:59 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

Oakwood Hills Village Board minutes point to Illinois Open Meetings Act violation

OAKWOOD HILLS – The Illinois Open Meetings Act allowed the village board last year to go into closed session to discuss a lawsuit filed by a ...
Sept. 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Oakwood Hills to reopen Tuesday with security in place

OAKWOOD HILLS – Oakwood Hills officials confirmed Tuesday that Village Hall is scheduled to reopen to the public Sept. 2 with security measu ...
Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Tax revenue diminished, but Minooka residents untroubled by plant similar to Oakwood Hills proposal

MINOOKA – While opposition continues to flare over a proposed $450 million natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, the 13-year presence of ...
July 26, 2014 - 9:19 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&

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $230,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $84,728

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
Unified School Districts

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