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Prosecutor: Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting had ‘personal problems'

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said Elizabeth Kloss was dealing with “personal problems” when she advanced toward McHenry County sheriff’s deputies ...
UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:02 am

Trial set to begin for Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting

WOODSTOCK – A bench trial is set to begin Monday for a Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by deputies in 2014 after making suicidal sta ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:03 am

Wonder Lake man arrested in Antioch motorcycle crash that killed passenger

A Wonder Lake man was arrested on aggravated DUI charges in connection with a motorcycle crash in Antioch that killed his passenger.The Anti ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:22 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 man charged with shooting man with nail gun out car window

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the arm with a battery operated nail gun out of his car wind ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:22 am

Judge OKs testimony on events before 2014 police shooting for Fox Lake woman's assault trial

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will allow a Fox Lake woman’s actions the day before she was shot in the neck by deputies after making su ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 am

Letter: Noo too late to protect planet

To the Editor:The Northwest Herald recently printed a New York Times editorial, “Preparing for next major storm.” The editorial implies that ...
Sept. 6, 2016 - 5:30 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

 

Ringwood man to be honored for blood drive organization

RINGWOOD – Sometimes after an emergency, the only thing that will save your life can’t be bought.For the past 14 years, Arnie Diedrich has o ...
Sept. 5, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Letter: A thank you to the Centegra ER unit

To the Editor: On Tuesday evening, my wife fell in a parking lot and sustained traumatic injuries to her head, hips, knee and arm. A call t ...
Sept. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am

Crystal Lake man sentenced for selling pills to Wonder Lake woman who died days later

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man will spend three years in prison after he admitted to selling morphine pills to a Wonder Lake woman who died ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:24 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%

 

Letter: Stop at nothing

In 2004, the Northwest Herald reported, “Political newcomer Ed Beard announces that he is dropping out of the Republican primary race for 63 ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

Wonder Lake area experiencing temporary landline 911 outage

The Wonder Lake area is experiencing a frontier landline 911 outage, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.Police are unsure at t ...
Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am

New anti-tax group forms from dollar-bill property tax protest

A new group borne of the civil disobedience of a man paying his property taxes with $1 bills wants to marshal other fed-up taxpayers to figh ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 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

 

Letter: Real courage

State Rep. Jack Franks’ efforts in Springfield are paying huge dividends for the citizens of McHenry County. Franks, who exposed the county ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am

Wonder Lake crash injures 3 people, fire official says

WONDER LAKE – Three people went to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Wonder Lake, according to Wonder Lake Fire ...
Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:52 am

McHenry County restaurants, grocery stores donate leftovers to support local pantries

At the end of every shift at the Olive Garden in McHenry, leftover food is bagged, frozen, labeled and weighed, General Manager Richard Mill ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

Wonder Lake man sentenced for sexually assaulting young child

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he admitted to committing sexual acts against a young child in 2015.
Aug. 5, 2016 - 12:14 am

Bond reduced for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County deputies in 2014

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge Wednesday reduced the bond for a Fox Lake woman who was shot by deputies in 2014 after she allegedly made ...
Aug. 4, 2016 - 9:56 am

Interact with local police officers during National Night Out events around McHenry County today

National Night Out, an annual event that encourages law enforcement officers to gather with community members to build neighborhood camarade ...
Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:19 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

 

State Bank Group acquires Harvard Savings Bank

WONDER LAKE – The parent company of the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake has officially acquired Harvard Savings Bank and its three locations ...
Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm

National Night Out events planned for Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, will provide a family-friendly opportunity to interact with the community.The event, ta ...
July 16, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Ex-Wonder Lake man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting young family member

WOODSTOCK – A former Wonder Lake man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young family member.Evan A. Star ...
July 15, 2016 - 12:53 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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Code violation likely culprit behind Wonder Lake deck collapse, authorities say

WONDER LAKE – A building code violation was the likely cause of a Fourth of July deck collapse that injured nine people, according to county ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:28 pm

9 injured in Wonder Lake porch collapse, police say

WONDER LAKE – Nine people were injured after a second-story porch collapsed late Monday, a police official said.The Wonder Lake Fire Protect ...
July 5, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Wonder Lake man charged after incident with underage girl at beach

WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake man was arrested Friday on charges of battery and disorderly conduct stemming from a June 2 incident at Highland ...
July 2, 2016 - 12:12 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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Wonder Lake police searching for suspects in armed robbery

WONDER LAKE – Village police are searching for two male suspects after an armed robbery was reported Friday morning in the 8100 block of Won ...
July 2, 2016 - 12:12 am

Berg: Illinoisans revolt against nation’s highest property taxes

Bob’s Countryside Barber Shoppe is a pillar of the Wonder Lake community.Since 1962, Bob Anderson has cut hair and conversed with customers ...
July 1, 2016 - 9:49 am

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