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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

MCC Board voices opposition to prevailing wage law

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state’s prevailing wage act is an oppressive law that tells local elected officials how to vote, a McHenry County College ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm

McHenry County Garden Walk to feature waterfront gardens, dragonfly habitat

CRYSTAL LAKE – An annual garden walk will showcase nine unique gardens, including one that faces the Fox River, a dragonfly habitat and a po ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:21 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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Wonder Lake group to host 50th anniversary celebration

WONDER LAKE – In 1965, a group of men quarreled for so long about the future of Wonder Lake that their meeting officially spanned nearly six ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:04 am

Outlaw Motorcycle Club gets vest seized after Wonder Lake bar fight returned

WOODSTOCK – One of the leather vests seized from Outlaw Motorcycle Club members was returned to the club as the appeal over the remaining th ...
June 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Wonder Lake dredging project moves to White Oaks Bay

WONDER LAKE – The toughest part of the dredging work at Wonder Lake is done, the lake manager said.The completed work amounts to only a quar ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm

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

 

Wonder Lake woman ejected from car after rollover crash in Richmond

RICHMOND – A 24-year-old Wonder Lake woman was airlifted Wednesday after being ejected from her car in a rollover crash in Richmond, officia ...
June 18, 2015 - 12:55 am

Flash flood watch issued for McHenry County

Heavy rains that will continue through Monday have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for McHenry County.Met ...
June 15, 2015 - 7:34 am

Woodstock farm's community garden project donates fifth of harvest (with video)

WOODSTOCK – Stephanie McConnell and her children should have a bountiful crop by the end of the summer, but almost a quarter of it won't end ...
June 13, 2015 - 12:36 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%

 

Wonder Lake firefighters to host blood drive at fire station June 6

WONDER LAKE – The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 at the fire station, 4300 E. Won ...
May 29, 2015 - 12:30 am

Tougher DUI law inspired by killer of Wonder Lake teen headed to governor

A law that makes it tougher for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses reinstated – inspired by the recent arrest of one who killed a Wo ...
May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am

No major injuries after rollover crash in unincorporated Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – A vehicle was heavily damaged, but there were no major injuries, after a rollover crash in unincorporated Wonder Lake on Satur ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:43 am

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

 

Wonder Lake man charged after crash, altercation in Ringwood

RINGWOOD – McHenry County Sheriff's deputies have identified the man arrested after a Thursday crash and physical altercation in Ringwood as ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Baby great horned owl discovered on Cary street

CARY – Tracy Fitterer locked eyes with the fluffy winged creature as he took an evening stroll through his Cary neighborhood this week.The y ...
May 15, 2015 - 10:58 pm

96-year-old Wonder Lake food pantry volunteer acts as mother to all

WONDER LAKE – Walk into the Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry any given week and the first sound you’ll likely hear is the chipper and surpr ...
May 9, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

McHenry County College Board of Trustees picks new chairman

CRYSTAL LAKE – The board that oversees McHenry County College has a new leader, but the “philosophies and direction” of the board “won’t cha ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:49 pm

McHenry County Conservation District approves resolution opposing consolidation bill

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Conservation District was created by voters and it should be up to voters to eliminate it, one of its trustee ...
May 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Wonder Lake teen hits Woodstock District 200 school bus carrying students

WONDER LAKE – Police cited a teenage driver after she struck a Woodstock District 200 school bus carrying students Monday morning, police sa ...
May 4, 2015 - 12:37 pm

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 vote on resolution opposing consolidation bill

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Conservation District doesn't want a proposed consolidation bill to apply to it – or at least its Board of Tr ...
April 30, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Residents displaced after Wonder Lake home fire

WONDER LAKE – Two Wonder Lake residents were displaced after a fire broke out in the bedroom of their home Tuesday night, fire officials sai ...
April 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm

MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament. Win ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:10 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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Probation, 10-year registry ordered in Wonder Lake sex offense

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man received a two-year term of probation after pleading guilty to charges that he had sexual contact with a minor ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Our View: Raise hurdles for repeat DUI offenders

James Stitt unwittingly has become the poster child for stricter laws to prevent repeat drunken drivers from putting more lives in jeopardy.
April 12, 2015 - 5:30 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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Repeat DUI offender who killed Wonder Lake teen prompts call for new law

Joel Mains got a call last November from the Palatine Police Department that would make any father’s blood boil.The drunk driver who killed ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:42 pm

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