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Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in Wonder Lake woman's death

WOODSTOCK –A 23-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a suspected morphine overdose deat ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:30 pm

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:56 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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Wonder Lake man accused of shooting neighbor's cat with BB gun

WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake man was charged with animal cruelty this week stemming from an April 6 incident where he allegedly shot his neig ...
April 25, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Wonder Lake man charged with DUI after fleeing T-bone crash, police say

WONDER LAKE – A 24-year-old Wonder Lake man was charged with driving under the influence after police said he broadsided a truck in Wonder L ...
April 19, 2016 - 12:13 am

Ringwood fire causes $130,000 in damage, fire official says

RINGWOOD – A Ringwood garage fire caused about $130,000 in damage Saturday, a fire official said.Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Battal ...
April 17, 2016 - 9:45 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

McHenry County Sheriff's Office starting police explorer club

WONDER LAKE – Zakkary Zerin wants to be a police officer, firefighter or detective when he grows up.The 12-year-old is one of 11 other stude ...
April 10, 2016 - 12:03 am

53-year-old flown to hospital from Wonder Lake after falling off ladder

WONDER LAKE – A 53-year-old man was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after suffering injuries in a fall from a l ...
April 1, 2016 - 12:40 am

Active shooter drill scheduled at Spring Grove Elementary School

SPRING GROVE – Residents might notice a flurry of emergency personnel outside Spring Grove Elementary School on Sunday.The Spring Grove Fire ...
March 28, 2016 - 4:51 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%

McHenry County Probation Department training aims at changing behavior

WOODSTOCK – It’s likely a person who was on probation five or 10 years ago might have a different experience with the McHenry County Probati ...
March 23, 2016 - 9:56 am

Illinois, FEMA to study Nippersink Creek near Spring Grove, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake

SPRING GROVE – Residents shouldn't be alarmed if they see people in orange jumpsuits moving meticulously along Nippersink Creek for the next ...
March 21, 2016 - 5:32 pm

At least 2 McHenry County Board incumbents lose seats in primary

At least two incumbents – Anna May Miller of Cary and Sue Draffkorn of Wonder Lake – lost their seats in the McHenry County Board race, acco ...
March 16, 2016 - 11:26 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

Wonder Lake brush fire stretches 3 acres

WONDER LAKE –A brush fire in Wonder Lake that took under an hour to put out burned about three acres, fire officials said Friday.The Wonder ...
March 11, 2016 - 5:44 pm

Harrison School District 36 to refund $123,000 in tax lawsuit settlement

WONDER LAKE –A group of McHenry County residents will be refunded part of their property taxes paid to Harrison School District 36, accordi ...
March 3, 2016 - 10:52 am

Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake fundraiser honors 96-year-old volunteer

WONDER LAKE – About 10 years ago, Kim Halper said she asked Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake client Virginia Hartung to start working at ...
April 15, 2016 - 11:41 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

Trial set for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies

WOODSTOCK – A Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies after she allegedly made suicidal statements and ...
Feb. 26, 2016 - 12:40 am

3 GOP candidates running for 2 seats in McHenry County Board District 4

A McHenry County Board veteran and two challengers are running for two seats on the board’s District 4. Board veteran Sue Draffkorn of Wond ...
Feb. 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

McHenry County officials don't have to return Outlaws Motorcycle Club vests, 2nd District Court rules

Justices in an appellate court ruled that vests and embroidered patches confiscated after a bar fight in Wonder Lake do not have to be retur ...
Feb. 25, 2016 - 12:15 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

Ex-McHenry County heroin addicts give away naloxone to prevent OD deaths

RINGWOOD – Until last year, there would have been a bag of heroin sitting in the bottom of Jason Beaty’s backpack.But now there’s a yellow a ...
Feb. 25, 2016 - 4:56 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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If the election were today, who would get your vote for State's Attorney?
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