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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

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

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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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

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 ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:53 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

 

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

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

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&

 

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

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

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 crash sends Lake in the Hills bicyclist to hospital

PRAIRIE GROVE – A 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man was taken to an area hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bike Th ...
May 29, 2015 - 12:13 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

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $409,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $121,635

 

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

Prairie Grove Junior High School students create Holocaust museum (with video)

PRAIRIE GROVE – Jayla McKinney and Morgan Meyer moved paperclips and rocks around a set of a plaster hands Thursday.Each item in the display ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:53 pm

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

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

 

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

Prairie Grove police issues alert after suspicious incident

PRAIRIE GROVE – The Prairie Grove Police Department is recommending residents lock their doors after a suspicious incident off Wirth Trail.T ...
April 29, 2015 - 3:07 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

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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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

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

Prairie Grove School District 46 board member resigns

PRAIRIE GROVE – One of Prairie Grove School District 46’s board members has resigned. John Bowman, who was elected to the board in 2013, sai ...
April 16, 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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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

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

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