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Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake organizes fundraiser in honor of 98-year-old volunteer

WONDER LAKE – Virginia Hartung is about to turn 98 years old, and she wants to help her community as much as she can.Hartung has been a volu ...
March 27, 2017 - 12:55 am

McHenry County fire departments seeing shortage of young recruits

SPRING GROVE – McHenry County fire officials – like their counterparts across the country – are having a difficult time finding young recrui ...
March 24, 2017 - 11:50 pm

Judge denies lower bond for McHenry man accused in fatal overdose

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not lower the bond of a 65-year-old McHenry man facing a drug-induced homicide charge.Glen L. Miculi ...
March 7, 2017 - 11:46 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 starts Air1 Drone Services LLC out of his home

WONDER LAKE – Steve Wohnrade of Wonder Lake said he believes the U.S. drones market is going to explode in the near future.“Drones have a lo ...
Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:42 am

Wonder Lake man dies in single-vehicle crash in Wauconda

WAUCONDA – Police still are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Wauconda that killed a Wonder Lake man last week.Lake County Sheriff’s d ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:28 am

Wonder Lake man facing two sets of heroin charges has bond revoked

WOODSTOCK — A Wonder Lake man facing serious drug charges from two arrests in less than seven months will remain in custody without bond unt ...
Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:11 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 man accused of selling heroin while out on bond for drug charges

WOODSTOCK — A Wonder Lake man facing serious drug charges was arrested again after he allegedly sold heroin while free on bond.Brian M. Freu ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:52 pm

County Board members disgraceful

To the Editor:The McHenry County Board should really be ashamed. As a mother of a developmentally disabled son, the idea that board members ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am

Report concludes 1 Illinois home in 5 'seriously' underwater

Zaya Nicolas maybe would have been able to save his Wonder Lake home had it not been so far underwater.He is one of many Illinois homeowners ...
Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:36 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%

 

Crystal Lake benefit to raise money for Wonder Lake man with cancer

CRYSTAL LAKE – In the past few years, Travis Walters has had three major surgeries removing his thyroid gland, jugular vein and a blood clot ...
Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:10 am

Letter: The solution for property tax relief

To the Editor:As municipal budgets dwindle as a result of a poor economy, less spending occurs. As township government revenues increase, co ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am

Letter: Everything despicable in politics

To the Editor:Township government, in all its aspects it embraces everything despicable in politics.The latest example of this government “c ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 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

 

Sullivan: Bringing business back to small-town America

How do we bring small businesses, shops and restaurants back to downtown Wonder Lake, filling vacant buildings and storefronts and reshaping ...
Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:53 pm

Wonder Lake fire displaces 3 people, kills 2 pets, fire official says

WONDER LAKE – Three people were displaced from their home and two pets were killed after a fire broke out Friday morning in Wonder Lake, a f ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:18 am

Wonder Lake couple has first McHenry County baby of 2017

HUNTLEY – As Karel and Greg Roth of Wonder Lake rang in the new year, they joked that it wouldn’t be them having the first baby in McHenry C ...
Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:36 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $188,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $80,461

 

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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