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Homeowners near proposed Lakewood sports complex raise objections

LAKEWOOD – Traffic and light pollution were among the concerns raised about a proposed sports complex at Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road.T ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 pm

MCCD's fundraising arm needs to ‘gear up,’ new member says

WOODSTOCK – As part of an effort to diversify the revenue coming into the McHenry County Conservation District, its Board of Trustees is hop ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:55 pm

McHenry County employers indifferent on online education in hiring

After making a commitment to get an associate degree partly online, it was much easier for Kathleen Hayhurst of Wonder Lake to transition fr ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 3:49 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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Lakewood hears opposition to proposed TIF district

LAKEWOOD – Woodstock Community District 200 taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize development at Routes 176 and 47, a Woodstock resident told ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm

McHenry County election board keeps Harrison School District 36 candidates on ballot

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Electoral Board overruled objections to the candidacies of two Harrison School District 36 candidates on spli ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Drivers should exercise caution, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

With multiple ongoing crashes and reports of cars in ditches, drivers should be extremely cautious while driving Friday, the McHenry County ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 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

 

Snowmobile association, conservation district receive grant to maintain trails in McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – About 200 miles of snowmobile trails crisscross McHenry County.The McHenry County Snowmobile Association in cooperation with the ...
Dec. 23, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Wonder Lake firefighters help deliver baby en route to hospital

WONDER LAKE – A woman on Saturday gave birth to a six pound, 12 ounce baby boy in a church parking lot before she could make it to the hospi ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 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%

 

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

Red-tailed hawk injured in collision at Lake in the Hills Airport released (with video)

RINGWOOD – The red-tailed hawk swooped up from Beth Gunderson's arm but didn't go far. It hopped from tree to tree, branch to branch, likely ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Wonder Lake man sentenced to 5 years for drug case

WOODSTOCK – A judge ordered a five-year prison term on 2012 drugs charges for a Wonder Lake man prosecutors said was a known heroin dealer a ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:18 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

 

McHenry County Department of Health offering flu vaccine in Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – The McHenry County Department of Health will host a flu clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Wonder Lake Chamber of Comme ...
Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Woodpile catches fire near Wonder Lake home

WONDER LAKE – A woodpile just outside a house northwest of Wonder Lake caught fire Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said. The Hebron-Ald ...
Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:18 am

Wonder Lake dredging stops for the year

WONDER LAKE – During the summer, a barge with a white shelter sat on the west bay of Wonder Lake. The dredging machine had a cutter in the w ...
Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

Wonder Lake seeks 2 percent levy increase

WONDER LAKE – A lack of new construction has Wonder Lake officials pessimistic about the chances of seeing any significant increase in reven ...
Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:29 am

House fire leaves Wonder Lake residence uninhabitable

WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake home was left uninhabitable with $8,000 worth of damage after a house fire broke out early Thursday morning, fir ...
Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Sullivan: Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce opens store

Year after year, we test our Christmas lights and when they don’t work, we throw them in the garbage.This year, join the Wonder Lake Chamber ...
Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 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

 

Wonder Lake man denies charges in McHenry crash that killed teen skateboarder

WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old Wonder Lake man accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed a McHenry teenager denied all allegations agains ...
Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:59 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

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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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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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