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Wonder Lake man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault

WONDER LAKE – A 21-year-old man from Wonder Lake was arrested Jan. 22 for multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravate ...
Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm

McHenry County Board township consolidation vote violated Open Meetings Act, AG rules

WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office ruled that the McHenry County Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it allowed two me ...
Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:05 am

Des Plaines man transported with minor injuries after Hebron-area rollover

HEBRON – A Des Plaines man suffered minor injuries after a rollover crash in the Hebron area Wednesday night, a fire official said.Lt. Dan L ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 230
5 to 9 Years 230
10 to 14 Years 182
15 to 19 Years 269
20 to 24 Years 258
25 to 34 Years 460
35 to 44 Years 602
45 to 54 Years 768
55 to 59 Years 231
60 to 64 Years 111
65 to 74 Years 245
75 to 84 Years 68
85 Years and Over 18
Median Age (in years) 38.5

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Ancestry

American 143 3.7%
Arab 6 0.2%
Czech 86 2.2%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 81 2.1%
English 271 7.0%
French (except Basque) 69 1.8%
French Canadian 0 0.0%
German 1,033 26.7%
Greek 0 0.0%
Hungarian 13 0.3%
Irish 579 15.0%
Italian 354 9.2%
Lithuanian 23 0.6%
Norwegian 180 4.7%
Polish 586 15.2%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 29 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 17 0.4%
Scottish 89 2.3%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 304 7.9%
Swiss 0 0.0%
Ukrainian 0 0.0%
Welsh 0 0.0%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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New superintendent for McHenry School District 156 to come from Skokie

McHENRY – The next superintendent of McHenry Community High School District 156 was introduced by the school board Tuesday night. Ryan McTa ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:16 am

One taken to hospital after trying to avoid deer near Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – One person was taken to the hospital after they tried to avoid a deer and their vehicle went off the road northwest of Wonder ...
Jan. 7, 2016 - 10:03 pm

Wonder Lake man taken to hospital following two-car crash

WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake man was taken to the hospital following a two-car crash near Wonder Lake, a fire official said. The Wonder Lake ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:26 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 17 0.7%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 162 6.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 669 26.7%
Some College, No Degree 778 31.1%
Associates Degree 219 8.7%
Bachelor's Degree 448 17.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 210 8.4%
Population 25 years and Over 2,503
High School Graduate or Higher 92.84&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 26.28&

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Gender

Male 1,916 52.18%
Female 1,756 47.82%
Total Population 3,672

 

Cord cutter numbers on rise as traditional TV customers drop cable, study predicts

Kate Heald of Wonder Lake stopped using traditional cable TV services a few years ago, and she now uses an antenna and Netflix to watch show ...
Jan. 7, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Ring in the new year with more than 200 new Illinois laws

Illinois lawmakers have never let items such as the lack of a state budget or a $110 billion unfunded pension liability get in the way of pa ...
Jan. 1, 2016 - 10:37 pm

Public Library offering Monopoly tournaments

McHENRY – With kids out of school for winter break, the McHenry Public Library is offering some free programs to occupy them.A library card ...
Dec. 26, 2015 - 12:23 am

Household Type

Total Households 1,341
Family Households 1,050 78.29&
with own children under 18 years 431 32.14%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 1,341
Owner-Occupied 1,179 87.91&
Renter Occupied 162 12.08%

 

McHenry Public Library to close for holiday, start winter reading program

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.The library will start its w ...
Dec. 21, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Juror misconduct not enough for new trial in Wonder Lake sexual assault case, judge says

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man will face a second trial this spring on allegations that he molested young family members.Evan A. Staron, 30, ...
Dec. 11, 2015 - 11:41 pm

McHenry Public Library to close early Friday

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will close early Friday for a staff in-service session.The library will close at noon and reopen the ne ...
Dec. 10, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $-

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,017
Median (dollars) $1816
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 162
Median (dollars) $759

 

Resident alleges McHenry County Board violated Open Meetings Act

WOODSTOCK – A proponent of the failed effort to consolidate McHenry County's township governments has filed a complaint with the Illinois at ...
Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Rollover crash near Wonder Lake sends 2 to hospital

WONDER LAKE – A rollover crash near Wonder Lake sent two men to the hospital Monday, a fire official said. Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Prot ...
Dec. 8, 2015 - 12:42 am

McHenry County Property Taxes: School districts plan projects to spend down savings

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 - 11:51 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

Dredging work in Wonder Lake to continue into 2016

WONDER LAKE – The dredging of Wonder Lake was expected to take a little more than a year to finish. But now, two years in, the project is se ...
Dec. 4, 2015 - 10:54 pm

McHenry County Property Taxes: Residents vote with their feet

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part one of our series Property Taxes: Follow the Money. For Illinoisans, property taxes are a sore spot. Illinois ha ...
Dec. 5, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Wonder Lake man, Marengo woman injured in crash near Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Two people were injured in a head-on collision that closed Route 176 near Woodstock for nearly four hours, officials said Monday ...
Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:35 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 19 0.12%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 40 0.26%
Construction 281 1.81%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 359 2.32%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 153 0.99%
Information 74 0.48%
Manufacturing 174 1.12%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 87 0.56%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 171 1.10%
Public Administration 85 0.55%
Retail Trade 363 2.34%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 112 0.72%
Wholesale Trade 68 0.44%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 1,986

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Land

Area (in square miles) 0.8
Density (in square feet) 4,590

 

McHenry County Conservation District to bring smooth green snake program in house

WONDER LAKE – The snakes are a bright green color and tiny with heads the size of a pinky fingernail.McHenry County Conservation District wi ...
Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:25 am

McHenry Public Library to begin investigating possible expansion, new building

McHENRY – With the economy improving and its savings accruing, the McHenry Public Library is starting to take another look at expanding or r ...
Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:29 am

No injuries as a result of Wonder Lake car fire, fire official says

WONDER LAKE – No one was injured as the result of a small car fire outside a Wonder Lake home Monday morning, a fire official said.The Wonde ...
Nov. 16, 2015 - 9:38 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 Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 398
Cuban 14
Mexican 312
Other Hispanic or Latino 32
Puerto Rican 40
Total Population 398
Not Hispanic or Latino 3,274
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 9
Black or African American Alone 0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 64
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 64
White Alone 3,201
Total Population 3,672

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Wonder Lake approves increase to property tax levy

WONDER LAKE – The average Wonder Lake resident will see the portion of their property tax bill that goes to the village go up next year. Th ...
Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:50 am

Wonder Lake woman charged with drug-induced homicide in Marengo death

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake woman charged with drug-induced homicide is being held in the McHenry County Jail on $1 million bond. Durelle J. ...
Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:45 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Harrison School Dist. 36
Secondary Schools McHenry Community High School Dist. 156
Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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