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Spring Grove residents say no to tax increase, yes to incumbents

SPRING GROVE – Spring Grove residents overwhelmingly voted against a referendum to increase taxes to cover police pension costs, but they di ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:38 am

Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

McHenry County towns try to tackle climbing fire, police pension payments

A sizable chunk – nearly 14 percent – of Fox River Grove's general fund budget is set to go to police pensions this year. But the Village Bo ...
April 4, 2015 - 3:13 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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Doctors' Appreciation Day: Docs offer free care at Crystal Lake clinic

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suzanne Hoban said it takes a “special kind of doctor” to work at the Family Health Partnership Clinic.In fact, it has 29 “sp ...
March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm

Property tax referendum key in Spring Grove Village Board race

SPRING GROVE – A potential rise in property taxes is in the hands of Spring Grove voters, but candidates for the Village Board see the issue ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:28 pm

McHenry County Conservation District sites open earlier than normal

WOODSTOCK – Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring.Several sites already have opened and the r ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:42 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 police reports for March 10, 2015

• Cole J. Quick, 19, 17501 Johnson St., Union, was charged Saturday, Jan. 17, with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of ...
March 10, 2015 - 9:21 am

Ingleside man charged with drug induced homicide of Spring Grove woman

SPRING GROVE – An Ingleside man has been charged with drug induced homicide related to the death of a Spring Grove woman in November.Jacob D ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Local towns, county lash out at Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cut proposal

Municipal and county governments that stand to lose half of their shared state revenue don’t have a lot of love for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s toug ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:43 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%

Spring Grove reaches out to residents on tax increase referendum (with document)

SPRING GROVE – Spring Grove officials are hoping residents will approve a referendum that would increase property taxes to address rising po ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:55 pm

2-vehicle Richmond crash sends 1 to hospital

RICHMOND – A two-vehicle crash in Richmond sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night, fire officials said. The Spring Grove Fire Protect ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Lake in the Hills, Spring Grove, McHenry County receive snow fighting award

Snow plowing crews for three agencies have been recognized for their efforts in protecting motorists and the environment by the Virginia-bas ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:57 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

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $321,800

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,231

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

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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