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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

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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Ex-Prairie Grove cop indicted on official misconduct for on-duty DUI crash

WOODSTOCK – The former Prairie Grove police officer accused of crashing his patrol SUV into a pole while drunk on duty has been charged with ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:45 am

Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Absent Voters: McHenry County agencies aim to boost turnout by registering, informing citizens

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part three of our Absent Voters series. The Northwest Herald examined data from the last 15 years of McHenry County e ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 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

 

Our View: Police shouldn't hide news

Criticism of police actions isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s become particularly polarizing over the past few years, with attention over pol ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am

Rain, freezing rain, winds and wintry mix predicted for McHenry County

A storm system that will bring blizzard conditions to the plains and severe storms to the south is predicted to miss Illinois, though that d ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:31 am

Ex-Prairie Grove cop charged with DUI after crashing patrol SUV on duty

PRAIRIE GROVE – A part-time Prairie Grove police officer resigned after he allegedly crashed his patrol SUV into a pole while drunk and on d ...
Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:01 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 Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community H ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 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

 

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm

McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges ...
Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $409,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $121,635

 

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Bartlett man killed, McHenry woman injured in Route 31 head-on crash, police say

PRAIRIE GROVE – A 25-year-old Bartlett man died and a 51-year-old McHenry woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a head-on collis ...
Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:48 am

Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 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

 

Prairie Grove lowers property tax levy

PRAIRIE GROVE – With sales tax higher than expected and expenses coming in under budget, the village of Prairie Grove is asking to collect l ...
Dec. 28, 2015 - 11:49 am

2015 PARCC results: McHenry County school districts emphasize it's baseline year

Across the board, it was the first thing most McHenry County school officials said of newly released results from the initial PARCC assessme ...
Dec. 11, 2015 - 10:43 am

McHenry County Property Taxes: Taxing entities save up for big purchases, uncertainties

Note to readers: This is one-half of part four of our series, Property Taxes: Follow the Money. Read the intro to part four and the other ha ...
Dec. 5, 2015 - 11:52 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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Prairie Grove School District 46 board approves 3-year teacher contract

PRAIRIE GROVE – Teachers and certified staff in Prairie Grove School District 46 will receive a 2.5 percent raise this school year, per the ...
Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Compromise to keep Crystal Lake South High School bleachers standing

CRYSTAL LAKE – A compromise has been reached to keep the west bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School standing at their current height w ...
Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:52 am

Prairie Grove village property tax rate could fall next year, president says

PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove residents could see the amount they pay to the village in property taxes fall next year.The Prairie Grove Vill ...
Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:40 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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Rotary Club of Crystal Lake collecting winter clothing for families in need

ALGONQUIN – A two-vehicle crash in Algonquin on Tuesday sent two people to an area hospital, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection Dis ...
Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:29 am

D-46 board approves tentative levy

PRAIRIE GROVE – Residents in Prairie Grove School District 46 could see the district’s tax rate fall despite a request for an increased levy ...
Nov. 15, 2015 - 12:10 am

Next step unclear as Crystal Lake South High School bleachers reach proposed new height

CRYSTAL LAKE – The west bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School have been dismantled, leaving just nine of the original 26 rows.Pieces o ...
Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:53 pm

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