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McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

On the Record With: 2015 Crystal Lake Central High School graduate managing her own business

CRYSTAL LAKE – Rachel Tarlach might be young, but don’t question her ambition.The 2015 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School went fro ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA ...
April 22, 2016 - 3:31 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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Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replaceme ...
April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to see Sage YMCA pool rental proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Community High School District 155 board is expected to see a $45,850 swimming pool rental proposal at the next regular b ...
April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am

Bull Valley eliminates police chief position, citing budget concerns

BULL VALLEY – The village of Bull Valley will operate as a part-time police department after officials said budget constraints drove them to ...
April 8, 2016 - 2:21 am

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

 

10 McHenry County students earn Helen Wright Fine Arts Scholarships

WOODSTOCK – Ten McHenry County high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 each for their talent in various areas of fine arts.The Woodstoc ...
March 29, 2016 - 12:01 am

Cary-Grove High School science teacher finalist for 2016 Golden Apple Award

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Cary-Grove High School science teacher is the only McHenry County educator to make the list of finalists for a 2016 Golden ...
March 24, 2016 - 12:16 am

Prairie Grove School District 46 finalist for Department of Defense award

PRAIRIE GROVE – Years of granting flexibility and support to an employee has put Prairie Grove School District 46 in the running for the hig ...
March 23, 2016 - 10:45 am

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&

 

Prairie Grove police reports for March 22, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
March 22, 2016 - 2:13 pm

Bids approved for Crystal Lake South High School bleachers reconfiguration

CRYSTAL LAKE – Work to build onto the east bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School should begin toward the end of next month, Community ...
March 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Car, tree catch fire after single-vehicle crash in Prairie Grove (with video)

PRAIRIE GROVE – A single-vehicle crash in Prairie Grove resulted in a car fire with flames that shot between 8 to 10 feet up a nearby tree, ...
March 11, 2016 - 12:05 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 police reports for March 7, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
March 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm

On the Record With: Award-winning Prairie Ridge High School college, career counselor

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paula Steiner likes to think of herself as a vessel of information.For nine years, the Crystal Lake woman has worked as the C ...
March 7, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Woodstock, Huntley expect to get home rule status after special censuses

The number of home rule municipalities in McHenry County could grow after the city of Woodstock and village of Huntley get the results of th ...
March 7, 2016 - 4:49 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $409,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $121,635

 

School District 155 to pay $260K in Crystal Lake South bleachers fines

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will pay the city of Crystal Lake $260,000 in fines as a result of the dispute over the Cr ...
March 4, 2016 - 12:16 am

Harrison School District 36 to refund $123,000 in tax lawsuit settlement

WONDER LAKE – A group of McHenry County residents will be refunded part of their property taxes paid to Harrison School District 36, accordi ...
March 3, 2016 - 10:52 am

Driver injured after crashing SUV head-on into tree in Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE – A woman was taken to an area hospital after her SUV crashed into a tree Tuesday, a fire official said.The Nunda Rural Fire P ...
March 1, 2016 - 5:46 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

 

McHenry County high school teachers get paid more than elementary counterparts

When Cindy Mecum of Lake Geneva began her teaching career at age 21, she didn’t realize her preference for elementary education could mean l ...
Feb. 29, 2016 - 11:56 am

Prairie Grove police reports for Feb. 23, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 23, 2016 - 5:50 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 administrator leaving for District 47 position

CRYSTAL LAKE – A current Community High School District 155 administrator will be leaving and starting next school year at an elementary fee ...
Feb. 19, 2016 - 12:12 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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Icy roads lead to crashes across McHenry County on Tuesday night

A round of snow Tuesday afternoon made for a dangerous evening for McHenry County commuters as public safety officials responded to crashes ...
Feb. 17, 2016 - 12:00 am

Ex-Prairie Grove cop accused of on-duty DUI denies official misconduct charge

WOODSTOCK – The former Prairie Grove police officer who was charged with DUI after he allegedly crashed his patrol vehicle into a pole while ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Neighbors in Crystal Lake South High School bleacher lawsuit to get $273K in attorney fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will be responsible for covering $273,000 in legal bills for the property owners who filed ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:06 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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Prairie Grove police dept. head reported for suspicion of intoxication on last chief job

CRYSTAL LAKE – The top cop for the village that saw one of its officers indicted this week for crashing his squad car while drunk was report ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:10 am

Two men hospitalized after crash on Route 31 in Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE — Two men were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash that shut down Route 31 on Saturday afternoon, a ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

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