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Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge make Newsweek ranking of public high schools

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Community High School District 155 high schools have made Newsweek's annual list of "America's Top High Schools." Cary - ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:17 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 nixes class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s Class of 2018 will be the last with valedictorians and salutatorians. The School Distric ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:31 am

Bleacher lawsuit costs Crystal Lake more than School District 155; documents show

CRYSTAL LAKE – The lawsuit over the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has cost the city of Crystal Lake more than $2 ...
Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 98
5 to 9 Years 122
10 to 14 Years 193
15 to 19 Years 147
20 to 24 Years 60
25 to 34 Years 146
35 to 44 Years 245
45 to 54 Years 370
55 to 59 Years 186
60 to 64 Years 85
65 to 74 Years 109
75 to 84 Years 26
85 Years and Over 0
Median Age (in years) 42.4

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Ancestry

American 57 2.7%
Arab 2 0.1%
Czech 47 2.2%
Danish 12 0.6%
Dutch 77 3.6%
English 237 11.1%
French (except Basque) 32 1.5%
French Canadian 24 1.1%
German 654 30.5%
Greek 11 0.5%
Hungarian 11 0.5%
Irish 352 16.4%
Italian 215 10.0%
Lithuanian 19 0.9%
Norwegian 49 2.3%
Polish 198 9.2%
Portuguese 2 0.1%
Russian 38 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 6 0.3%
Scottish 33 1.5%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 41 1.9%
Swiss 3 0.1%
Ukrainian 13 0.6%
Welsh 10 0.5%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Prairie Grove School District 46 board member resigns, citing work demands

PRAIRIE GROVE – A Prairie Grove School District 46 Board member has resigned this week – the third to leave the board in the past year.Rick ...
Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 highlights rankings

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three of Community High School District 155's high schools made the top 100 of Illinois public schools as ranked by a start-u ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The conclusion came as Crystal Lake-based Co ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 3 0.3%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 20 1.7%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 229 19.6%
Some College, No Degree 182 15.6%
Associates Degree 93 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 399 34.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree 241 20.7%
Population 25 years and Over 1,167
High School Graduate or Higher 98.02&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 54.84%

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Gender

Male 883 49.41%
Female 904 50.59%
Total Population 1,787

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves balanced budget despite initial deficit worries

CRYSTAL LAKE – An influx of state dollars could push Community High School District 155 into the black this budget year, a school official s ...
July 23, 2015 - 9:23 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 reaches new agreement for swim teams

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 swimmers will have a pool this coming school year. The district’s school board unanimously ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Court overturns Woodstock man's 2013 murder conviction in pimped wife case

ELGIN – The Illinois Appellate Court has overturned the 2013 murder conviction of a former Woodstock man convicted of shooting the man who r ...
July 15, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Household Type

Total Households 613
Family Households 472 76.99&
with own children under 18 years 243 39.64%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 613
Owner-Occupied 573 93.47%
Renter Occupied 40 6.52&

 

McHenry County College to offer golf class in Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE – A golf class offered by McHenry County College will get participants into the swing of things this season. The class meets f ...
July 8, 2015 - 12:31 am

Former Cary-Grove High School teacher awarded presidential award in teaching

CARY – A former Cary-Grove High School teacher has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Tea ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Crystal Lake Central High School ranks 4th in Illinois in Vocabulary Bowl

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central High School students have mastered 13,253 words, putting them in fourth place in the state and 95th in t ...
July 6, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1156

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 486
Median (dollars) $2932
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 87
Median (dollars) $882

 

Prairie Grove police need help to ID driver in hit-and-run who injured boy on bike

PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove police need the public’s help to find a driver who hit a 14-year-old who was riding his bike on Route 176. Pol ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:04 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155's pool agreement falls through

CRYSTAL LAKE – The LifeTime Fitness corporate office won’t be signing off on an agreement that would have given Community High School Distri ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Crystal Lake School District 155 changes official public-comment policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – A written policy had required those wanting to speak during Community High School District 155’s school board meetings to giv ...
June 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $409,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $121,635

 

Crystal Lake School District 155 superintendent awarded maximum bonus

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s superintendent will receive the maximum bonus allowed under his contract, the school boa ...
July 21, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Enrollment may be stabilizing for some McHenry County school districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 saw a slight bump in its enrollment this year – a sign that after years of decline, ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 weighs eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – School board members were hesitant during a discussion on eliminating class rank at Community High School District 155, as th ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:17 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 5 0.03%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 22 0.14%
Construction 80 0.52%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 188 1.21%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 125 0.81%
Information 17 0.11%
Manufacturing 137 0.88%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 21 0.14%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 91 0.59%
Public Administration 35 0.23%
Retail Trade 103 0.66%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 36 0.23%
Wholesale Trade 34 0.22%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 894

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Land

Area (in square miles) 5.71
Density (in square feet) 312.96

 

Crystal Lake High School District 155 projects deficit for 2015-16 budget

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 could be in the red more than half a million dollars by the end of the 2015-16 budget year ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:44 pm

School District 155 board member: Streaming meetings not cost-effective

CRYSTAL LAKE – Streaming school board meetings online would cost Community High School District 155 about $14,000, its director of technolog ...
June 10, 2015 - 12:58 am

Crystal Lake City Council rejects School District 155 bleacher request

CRYSTAL LAKE – A plan that would make some changes to the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has been rejected by the ...
June 3, 2015 - 12:43 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 Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 65
Cuban 12
Mexican 37
Other Hispanic or Latino 8
Puerto Rican 8
Total Population 65
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,722
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 50
Black or African American Alone 33
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 22
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 22
White Alone 1,617
Total Population 1,787

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Class of 2015: Cary-Grove graduates 440 students with laughs, advice

CARY – The names were called, photos were taken and the principal wore a feather boa, "rock star" sunglasses and a tiara while giving the gr ...
May 31, 2015 - 12:17 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Elementary Schools Prairie Grove Community School Dist. 46
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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