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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

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

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 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

McHenry art teacher looks to create another community mural

CRYSTAL LAKE – Tina Wagner is back with her brush to make Nunda Township a more colorful place. Wagner, a McHenry teacher and the creative f ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:33 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

 

Prairie Grove School District 46 names new principal, assistant principal

PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove School District 46 will fill vacant principal and assistant principal positions with internal hires. Vic Wight ...
March 12, 2015 - 12:03 am

Anti-PARCC parent urges McHenry County kids to forgo standardized test

PRAIRIE GROVE – The state’s newest standardized test for students has some parents encouraging their children to refuse taking the exam. Lo ...
March 10, 2015 - 10:27 pm

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

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&

 

Search for Crystal Lake Central senior, 18, continues, police say

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police were still trying to locate 18-year-old Adrian Salazar on Tuesday after he left home “despondent” on Sunday and has ye ...
March 4, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Crystal Lake police continue search for 'despondent' teenager

Crystal Lake police continued to gather information late Monday on the whereabouts of a “despondent” Crystal Lake 18-year-old who has not re ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:07 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

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 OK's video gaming; Johnsburg seeking to limit terminals

PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove gave the green light to video gaming terminals, while Johnsburg is making sure the gambling trend doesn’t spre ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:42 pm

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

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $409,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $121,635

 

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

Election 2015: Write-in candidates file for Crystal Lake mayor, Cary trustee races

WOODSTOCK – Write-in candidates are aiming to make the races for Crystal Lake mayor and Cary trustees competitive.By the end of the day Thur ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:07 am

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

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 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

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

Prairie Grove District 46 principal to leave at end of school year

PRAIRIE GROVE – The only District 46 administrator with multiple years of experience in Prairie Grove is set to leave at the end of the scho ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:05 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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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

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

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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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

Drivers should exercise caution, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

With multiple ongoing crashes and reports of cars in ditches, drivers should be extremely cautious while driving Friday, the McHenry County ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 pm

IRS scam still circulating the area, Crystal Lake and Prairie Grove police warn

The Crystal Lake and Prairie Grove police departments both are urging residents not to become victims of the IRS telephone scam, apparently ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:46 pm

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