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Teen driver cited after rollover crash in McHenry

McHENRY – Police cited a 16-year-old McHenry driver after a crash Thursday morning that caused his pickup truck to roll over, officials said ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:33 pm

Wonder Lake man cited for DUI in rollover crash

WONDER LAKE – A 65-year-old Wonder Lake man was cited for driving under the influence after he was in a rollover crash Wednesday, police sai ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am

Wonder Lake truck driver cited after hazmat incident in Richmond

RICHMOND – A 38-year-old Wonder Lake semitrailer driver was cited after he allegedly ran a red light, causing a crash that spilled 65 gallon ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:01 am

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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First students back to school: McHenry East High School seniors start year with sun, selfies

McHENRY – A group of McHenry East High School seniors gathered on the edge of the Fox River for a selfie with the sun.The bright sphere was ...
Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Fire destroys tractor in Hebron, fire chief says

HEBRON – A 2012 tractor was completely destroyed in fire Sunday morning in Hebron, the fire chief said.The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Prote ...
Aug. 17, 2015 - 1:08 pm

McHenry County groups work to fight growing child poverty rates

The Rev. Eric Blachford, a pastor in Harvard for the past year, sees it in small ways.A child in clothes that don’t quite fit. Parents’ ques ...
Aug. 9, 2015 - 12:35 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

 

Former Wonder Lake man guilty of sexual assault of young family member

WOODSTOCK – Jurors returned a guilty verdict for former Wonder Lake man convicted of molesting a young family member.Evan A. Staron, 30, fac ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner signs tougher DUI law prompted by Wonder Lake teen’s death

Repeat DUI offenders, such as the one who killed a Wonder Lake teen 12 years ago, will have a harder time getting their driver’s licenses ba ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 12:15 am

Juror misconduct leads to dismissal in ex-Wonder Lake man's sex case

WOODSTOCK – A juror weighing the evidence in the sex case on trial this week nearly caused a mistrial when he brought in a booklet and passe ...
Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:52 pm

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%

 

Accused former Wonder Lake man takes stand in sex trial

WOODSTOCK – The man accused of molesting his underage female family members took the witness stand Wednesday and denied all allegations agai ...
Aug. 6, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry County communities participate in National Night Out

HUNTLEY – Police officer Megan Racila cringed a little every time she hit the ball.The sprints around the bases at Sun City’s Eakin Field fo ...
Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:08 am

Former Wonder Lake man's sexual assault trial begins

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said a former Wonder Lake man standing trial this week began molesting a young girl when she was 5 years old. Evan S ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:31 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

 

Trial starts for ex-Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting girl

WOODSTOCK – Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday morning for the trial of a former Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a y ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 pm

National Night Out event in Wonder Lake to feature free food, demos

WONDER LAKE – Demonstrations of precision motorcycle riding and on how firefighters extricate people from vehicles will highlight a McHenry ...
July 29, 2015 - 11:20 am

3 McHenry County beaches remain closed

Three McHenry County beaches remain closed after McHenry County Department of Health officials detected elevated bacterial levels Wednesday.
July 23, 2015 - 10:45 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

Debris advisory, no-wake status issued for Fox River

An advisory warning of debris along the Fox River continued into Tuesday as the Fox Waterway Agency also issued a no-wake status for two sec ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:26 am

Nine beaches closed for high bacteria levels In Wonder Lake, Lake in the Hills

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Health Department tested the county's 38 licensed beaches Monday following this weekend's heavy rains. Health ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:27 am

Pavement sealer spill flows into Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – Some of the 10 to 20 gallons of pavement sealer that spilled at a Wonder Lake home ended up in the village's namesake lake, a ...
July 21, 2015 - 12:13 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 Sheriff's police did illegal search of Wonder Lake home, judge rules

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors dismissed serious drug charges for a Wonder Lake couple after a judge determined the search of their residence was w ...
July 18, 2015 - 12:16 am

Johnsburg volleyball tournament to benefit Wonder Lake Firefighters Association

WONDER LAKE – An annual volleyball tournament is set to raise money for Wonder Lake Firefighters Association charitable efforts.Check-in for ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Concept plan for McHenry County College suggests new science center, student space

CRYSTAL LAKE – One biology lab at McHenry County College has exhaust units duct-taped together and running along the backside of tables.Demo ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:05 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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Woodstock woman's 100-year-old scrapbook returns to Wonder Lake granddaughter

WONDER LAKE – Val Wirth didn’t really know her grandmother until a century-old scrapbook discovered in a Virginia attic landed on her doorst ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:07 am

Drug-sniffing McHenry County Sheriff's K-9 also gives hugs

WOODSTOCK – When accosted by a group of children, the McHenry County Sheriff's new police dog did something other K-9s on the force wouldn't ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

Wonder Lake crash sends 3 to hospital

WONDER LAKE – Three people were injured in a rear-end collision Friday near Wonder Lake, fire officials said. Battalion Chief David Harwood ...
July 11, 2015 - 12:17 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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Improvements planned for MCCD's Harrison Benwell parking lot, entrance

WONDER LAKE – The parking lot and entrance to the McHenry County Conservation District’s first site will be getting an upgrade, district spo ...
July 8, 2015 - 9:28 am

Bird flu has McHenry County business owners, consumers facing high egg prices

CRYSTAL LAKE – With 3,600 eggs coming out of the kitchen at Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake weekly, co-owner Angie Angelos sees only one o ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Towing company offering free shuttles to Wonder Lake residents on Fourth of July

WONDER LAKE – Residents in Wonder Lake who are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday have a safer transportation alternative at their dispo ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm

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