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Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher, of Crystal Lake, knows what Memorial Day is all about."It's about Grandpa Burt," she said matter-of ...
UPDATED: May 30, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Spring Grove house uninhabitable after fire likely caused by lightning strike

SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove home is uninhabitable after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike on Wednesday, a fire official said.Spri ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:29 am

Spring Grove Elementary 5th-graders launch cardboard airplane from 113,400 feet up

SPRING GROVE – About 60 fifth-graders yelped and clapped in excitement Monday as a large balloon carrying precious cargo rose quickly into t ...
May 23, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 188
5 to 9 Years 509
10 to 14 Years 559
15 to 19 Years 545
20 to 24 Years 288
25 to 34 Years 177
35 to 44 Years 755
45 to 54 Years 1234
55 to 59 Years 359
60 to 64 Years 249
65 to 74 Years 339
75 to 84 Years 178
85 Years and Over 72
Median Age (in years) 41.8

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Ancestry

American 257 3.7%
Arab 26 0.4%
Czech 12 0.2%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 75 1.1%
English 482 6.9%
French (except Basque) 82 1.2%
French Canadian 23 0.3%
German 1,981 28.2%
Greek 22 0.3%
Hungarian 40 0.6%
Irish 1,278 18.2%
Italian 920 13.1%
Lithuanian 43 0.6%
Norwegian 49 0.7%
Polish 1,209 17.2%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 13 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 69 1.0%
Scottish 19 0.3%
Slovak 23 0.3%
Subsaharan Africa 84 1.2%
Swedish 282 4.0%
Swiss 30 0.4%
Ukrainian 0 0.0%
Welsh 0 0.0%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Editor's Desk: Generosity evident at SleepOut for Shelter

McHenry County’s generosity continues to amaze me.And for this weekend’s generosity at the SleepOut for Shelter fundraiser, I and Pioneer Ce ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:41 am

1 transported after Fox Lake-area crash

FOX LAKE – A Route 173 crash sent at least one person to the hospital, according to the Fox Lake Police Department and Spring Grove fire off ...
May 11, 2016 - 1:04 pm

On the Record With: Spring Grove Public Works Supervisor Matt Wittum

SPRING GROVE – After being with the Spring Grove Public Works Department for 13 years, Supervisor Matt Wittum has won several awards for him ...
May 9, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 84 2.5%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 110 3.3%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 864 25.7%
Some College, No Degree 916 27.2%
Associates Degree 318 9.5%
Bachelor's Degree 729 21.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 342 10.2%
Population 25 years and Over 3,363
High School Graduate or Higher 94.23%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 31.84&

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Gender

Male 2,762 50.66%
Female 2,690 49.34%
Total Population 5,452

 

Spring Grove-area crash sends 2 to hospital, fire officials say

SPRING GROVE – Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Spring Grove that left one vehicle totaled against a utility pole, a f ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:14 am

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Nippersink School District 2 students to compete in Future Problem Solvers

RICHMOND – Nine students from Nippersink School District 2 will compete in June with students from around the world in the international Fut ...
April 26, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Household Type

Total Households 1,753
Family Households 1,604 91.50%
with own children under 18 years 875 49.91%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 1,753
Owner-Occupied 1,649 94.06&
Renter Occupied 104 5.93%

 

3 transported after crash Saturday in Spring Grove

SPRING GROVE — Three people were transported to the hospital after a crash at Route 12 and Meyer Road on Saturday, a Spring Grove fire offic ...
April 24, 2016 - 12:52 pm

Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am

9 Fox Lake students aboard bus involved in Spring Grove crash

SPRING GROVE – Nine Fox Lake middle school students were aboard a school bus that was involved in a minor crash Monday afternoon, a fire off ...
April 11, 2016 - 8:37 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $2,000+

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,297
Median (dollars) $2548
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 352
Median (dollars) $763

 

Spring Grove police reports for April 6, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 5, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Active shooter drill scheduled at Spring Grove Elementary School

SPRING GROVE – Residents might notice a flurry of emergency personnel outside Spring Grove Elementary School on Sunday.The Spring Grove Fire ...
March 28, 2016 - 4:51 pm

Illinois, FEMA to study Nippersink Creek near Spring Grove, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake

SPRING GROVE – Residents shouldn't be alarmed if they see people in orange jumpsuits moving meticulously along Nippersink Creek for the next ...
March 21, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $321,800

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,231

 

At least 2 McHenry County Board incumbents lose seats in primary

At least two incumbents – Anna May Miller of Cary and Sue Draffkorn of Wonder Lake – lost their seats in the McHenry County Board race, acco ...
March 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Wilmot Mountain ski area getting $13M makeover under Vail Resorts ownership

WILMOT, Wis. – Wilmot Mountain ski area near McHenry County soon will receive a $13 million makeover complete with new lifts, lodges and a r ...
March 12, 2016 - 12:13 am

Wisconsin man with 8 DUIs gets 8 years for Spring Grove drunken driving offense

WOODSTOCK – The Wisconsin man who was found guilty of his eighth DUI offense in January after an incident in Spring Grove was sentenced to e ...
March 11, 2016 - 12:04 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 46 0.30%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 271 1.75%
Construction 72 0.46%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 485 3.13%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 172 1.11%
Information 40 0.26%
Manufacturing 511 3.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 120 0.77%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 230 1.48%
Public Administration 66 0.43%
Retail Trade 178 1.15%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 165 1.06%
Wholesale Trade 90 0.58%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 2,446

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.68
Density (in square feet) 628.11

 

Crash on Spring Grove-Fox Lake border sends 2 to hospital, fire official says

A two-vehicle crash Thursday at the Spring Grove and Fox Lake border sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries, a fire official ...
March 3, 2016 - 6:04 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
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 194
Cuban 0
Mexican 194
Other Hispanic or Latino 0
Puerto Rican 0
Total Population 194
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,258
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 147
Black or African American Alone 135
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 52
Two or More Races 36
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 12
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 24
White Alone 4,888
Total Population 5,452

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Schools

Elementary Schools Nippersink School Dist. 2
Secondary Schools Richmond-Burton Community High School Dist. 157

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