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Bull Valley police find marijuana, cash, brass knuckles in Wonder Lake man's car

BULL VALLEY – A Wonder Lake man was charged with multiple drug offenses after the search of a 1998 Mercedes-Benz uncovered more than 50 gram ...
March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm

2 Wonder Lake teens face multiple drug charges after traffic stop

WONDER LAKE – Two Wonder Lake teenagers face multiple drug charges, after police seized Xanax pills and other narcotics with an estimated $5 ...
March 10, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Physical education revamped as McHenry County schools focus on lifelong fitness

WOODSTOCK – The ball moved haltingly as the fifth-graders in Jackie Anderson’s physical education class scrambled to get open.The game was a ...
March 8, 2015 - 11:13 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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Everyday Hero: Karen Fallon

If a student in Karen Fallon’s kindergarten class at Alden-Hebron Elementary School has shoes that are falling apart or a tattered coat that ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Lisa Gatewood

Lisa Gatewood has 30 children – give or take. Gatewood, a co-owner of Strength Fitness and a personal trainer, also is a full-time volunteer ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

McHenry County Outlaw Motorcycle Club wants vests back; items seized after Wonder Lake bar brawl in 2012

WOODSTOCK – From a McHenry County witness stand, detectives offered a rare glimpse inside a motorcycle gang, a perspective not routinely off ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 2:42 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

 

Election 2015: Write-in candidates file for Crystal Lake mayor, Cary trustee races

WOODSTOCK – Write-in candidates are aiming to make the races for Crystal Lake mayor and Cary trustees competitive.By the end of the day Thur ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Wonder Lake family to host benefit for man, 38, battling brain cancer

JOHNSBURG – After five years, four surgeries and a constant battle against two types of brain cancers, a Wonder Lake man and his family is a ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:15 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 County towns worked around clock to clear snow after blizzard (with video)

Before the crowd of 150 people could venture out to the annual prognostication by Woodstock Willie on Monday, crews had to clear out the sno ...
Feb. 2, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meeti ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

MCC trustees split between no tuition increase, lowered increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – The tuition McHenry County College students pay next semester may be higher but perhaps not as high as staff originally recom ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 9:27 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

 

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

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

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

 

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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