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Ringwood apartment demolition sparks property rights legal battle

RINGWOOD – Debra Foster's eight-year legal battle with Ringwood officials over the fate of her fire-ravaged apartment building came crashing ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:14 am

Chain O' Lakes State Park, Glacial Park conducting controlled burns, officials say

Large clouds of smoke in the Fox Lake and Spring Grove areas are the result of two controlled conservation burns, fire officials said.The Ch ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

MCCD offers family fun this February at Glacial Park in Ringwood

RINGWOOD – Afternoons filled with activities and games designed for the whole family will continue to be offered this month.Lost Valley Vent ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 30
5 to 9 Years 64
10 to 14 Years 109
15 to 19 Years 59
20 to 24 Years 47
25 to 34 Years 12
35 to 44 Years 151
45 to 54 Years 212
55 to 59 Years 53
60 to 64 Years 39
65 to 74 Years 38
75 to 84 Years 13
85 Years and Over 6
Median Age (in years) 42.8

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Ancestry

American 21 2.0%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 16 1.5%
Danish 15 1.4%
Dutch 33 3.1%
English 59 5.5%
French (except Basque) 1 0.1%
French Canadian 0 0.0%
German 350 32.6%
Greek 5 0.5%
Hungarian 21 2.0%
Irish 177 16.5%
Italian 147 13.7%
Lithuanian 0 0.0%
Norwegian 30 2.8%
Polish 131 12.2%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 5 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 25 2.3%
Scottish 7 0.7%
Slovak 5 0.5%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 20 1.9%
Swiss 2 0.2%
Ukrainian 2 0.2%
Welsh 0 0.0%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Powers-Walker farmstead designated McHenry County historical landmark

WOODSTOCK – An ordinance to designate the Powers-Walker Historic Site a county historical landmark sailed through the McHenry County Board a ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Nippersink Creek restoration work to address flooding, invasive species

RINGWOOD – Just around a bend of Nippersink Creek from a large orange excavator, the stream’s banks cut straight down to its bed. The roots ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:31 am

MCCD offers hikes, crafts programs

CRYSTAL LAKE – Some animals eat their own poop, and kids can learn why at one of the upcoming programs planned by the McHenry County Conserv ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:12 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 0 0.0%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 15 2.9%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 206 39.3%
Some College, No Degree 123 23.5%
Associates Degree 51 9.7%
Bachelor's Degree 99 18.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 30 5.7%
Population 25 years and Over 524
High School Graduate or Higher 97.13&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 24.61&

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Gender

Male 432 51.86%
Female 401 48.14%
Total Population 833

McHenry County election board keeps Harrison School District 36 candidates on ballot

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Electoral Board overruled objections to the candidacies of two Harrison School District 36 candidates on spli ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Art exhibit in Ringwood hosted by MCCD to look at owls

RINGWOOD –A traveling art exhibit featuring 40 representations of owls in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor and woodcut will be coming to t ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:15 am

McHenry County Board rejects expedited vote for Powers-Walker Historic Site's landmark status

WOODSTOCK – Good things, such as historic landmark designations, come to McHenry County Board members who wait. Members decided Tuesday agai ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 9:48 am

Household Type

Total Households 297
Family Households 241 81.14%
with own children under 18 years 108 36.36%

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 297
Owner-Occupied 253 85.18&
Renter Occupied 44 14.81%

Dow Chemical settles brain cancer lawsuits that spurred McCullom Lake suits

Dow Chemical Co. has quietly settled lawsuits filed by the next-of-kin of two chemists whose brain cancer deaths after working at a Rohm and ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm

MCCD plans winter activities in Ringwood, Crystal Lake, Cary in January

Campfires, hikes and scavenger hunts will get the kids outside this winter.The McHenry County Conservation District is hosting a series of n ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Family exploration program to learn about animal tracks in Ringwood

RINGWOOD – Animal tracks will be the focus on January’s Lost Valley Ventures.The program, which is designed for families with children of al ...
Dec. 28, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1125

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 205
Median (dollars) $2435
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 48
Median (dollars) $775

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies shootings top local stories of 2014

The shooting of two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and the manhunt afterward was the top local story of 2014 chosen by Northwest Herald e ...
Dec. 31, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Recycling drop-off points for Christmas trees set up in McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – When the halls get undecked this year, the retired Christmas tree can be recycled at three drop-off locations set up by the McHe ...
Dec. 28, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Rohm and Haas settles with McCullom Lake-area brain cancer cluster plaintiffs

Rohm and Haas has settled the 33 cancer cluster lawsuits brought against it by McCullom Lake-area residents, ending a legal fight that began ...
Dec. 28, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $301,900

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $84,750

Kid-centric MCCD programming to explore nature in winter in Ringwood, Crystal Lake

With winter break here, the McHenry County Conservation District has winter-themed programs lined up for kids, including a drop-off, prescho ...
Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Snowmobile association, conservation district receive grant to maintain trails in McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – About 200 miles of snowmobile trails crisscross McHenry County.The McHenry County Snowmobile Association in cooperation with the ...
Dec. 23, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Small tax increase, big downtown dreams for Ringwood

RINGWOOD – Ringwood's tax levy increase is half of last year's but its downtown dreams are growing.Ringwood officials had a busy December, a ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 3 0.02%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 17 0.11%
Construction 57 0.37%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 92 0.59%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 10 0.06%
Information 6 0.04%
Manufacturing 50 0.32%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 35 0.23%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 48 0.31%
Public Administration 17 0.11%
Retail Trade 48 0.31%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 24 0.15%
Wholesale Trade 9 0.06%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 416

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Land

Area (in square miles) 3.86
Density (in square feet) 215.80

Powers-Walker House in Ringwood to feature holiday open house

RINGWOOD –The 1854 restored Greek Revival house at Glacial Park will be decked for the holidays.Visitors to the Powers-Walker House will ta ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:57 am

Red-tailed hawk injured in collision at Lake in the Hills Airport released (with video)

RINGWOOD – The red-tailed hawk swooped up from Beth Gunderson's arm but didn't go far. It hopped from tree to tree, branch to branch, likely ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:43 pm

MCCD family program to investigate winter birds in Ringwood

RINGWOOD – Winter birds will be the focus of Saturday afternoon programs geared for families.Lost Valley Venture will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:34 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 Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 23
Cuban 0
Mexican 20
Other Hispanic or Latino 0
Puerto Rican 3
Total Population 23
Not Hispanic or Latino 810
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 5
Black or African American Alone 8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 9
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 9
White Alone 788
Total Population 833

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Lessons in ice, making wooden toys among upcoming MCCD programs

Kids will learn how to make their own wooden toys at one of the upcoming programs hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District.The pro ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Johnsburg Community Unit School Dist. 12

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