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Woodstock police not charging man who left loaded gun at post office

WOODSTOCK – The 56-year-old Woodstock man who dropped his loaded gun at the U.S. Post Office in Woodstock will not face charges from local p ...
UPDATED: Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:08 am

Woodstock Mozart Festival to end after 29 seasons

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Mozart Festival is permanently closing after nearly 30 years in the community.Anita Whalen, artistic and general d ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:57 pm

Woodstock's Bull Valley Ford plans expansion with city tax incentive

WOODSTOCK – A tax incentive agreement between the city of Woodstock and Bull Valley Ford is allowing the car dealership to expand its facili ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:13 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1927
5 to 9 Years 1918
10 to 14 Years 1704
15 to 19 Years 1822
20 to 24 Years 1354
25 to 34 Years 3493
35 to 44 Years 3907
45 to 54 Years 3604
55 to 59 Years 1623
60 to 64 Years 927
65 to 74 Years 1258
75 to 84 Years 748
85 Years and Over 496
Median Age (in years) 35.4

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Ancestry

American 942 4.2%
Arab 8 0.0%
Czech 288 1.3%
Danish 244 1.1%
Dutch 282 1.3%
English 1,712 7.6%
French (except Basque) 759 3.4%
French Canadian 153 0.7%
German 6,912 30.8%
Greek 127 0.6%
Hungarian 84 0.4%
Irish 4,086 18.2%
Italian 1,639 7.3%
Lithuanian 70 0.3%
Norwegian 705 3.1%
Polish 2,441 10.9%
Portuguese 9 0.0%
Russian 88 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 126 0.6%
Scottish 376 1.7%
Slovak 10 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 109 0.5%
Swedish 844 3.8%
Swiss 95 0.4%
Ukrainian 77 0.3%
Welsh 183 0.8%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 55 0.2%

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Woodstock's Thresholds mental health program to assist McHenry County's 'most vulnerable' residents

WOODSTOCK – For the first time, McHenry County will offer a particular program that provides a team of specialists who serve adults with the ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:14 am

Loaded 9mm handgun found in Woodstock post office

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police responded Friday to the U.S. Post Office to investigate a loaded handgun that was found in the lobby, Woodstock ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Woodstock Fire Rescue District cuts deputy chief job after Lakewood contract ends

WOODSTOCK – With the elimination of a deputy chief position, the upcoming retirement of the chief and other position and wage cuts, the Wood ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:14 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 1,010 6.3%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 1,031 6.4%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 4,246 26.4%
Some College, No Degree 3,705 23.1%
Associates Degree 1,231 7.7%
Bachelor's Degree 3,206 20.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,627 10.1%
Population 25 years and Over 16,056
High School Graduate or Higher 87.28&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.10%

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Gender

Male 11,934 48.16%
Female 12,847 51.84%
Total Population 24,781

 

Otis Burger Day fundraiser happens Saturday in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – The Otis Green Foundation hosts its third annual “Otis Burger Day” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday inside DC Cobbs, 226 Main St., Wood ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:25 pm

1 sent to hospital after car hits pole on Route 14 in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – One person was taken to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock after a car hit a pole on Route 14 between Doty and Lily Pond roads, a Woo ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:55 am

Land Conservancy to host hikes through Woodstock's Ryder's Woods

WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will be holding several family discovery days at Ryder’s Woods in Woodstock over the next ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Household Type

Total Households 9,199
Family Households 6,203 67.43%
with own children under 18 years 3,332 36.22%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 9,199
Owner-Occupied 6,269 68.14&
Renter Occupied 2,930 31.85%

 

Staffing changes in works at Woodstock School District 200 after retirements, promotion

WOODSTOCK – There are a number of administrative staffing changes in the works for Woodstock School District 200. With two retirements, one ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:54 am

Woodstock approves liquor license for Lucky Bernie's sandwich shop

WOODSTOCK – Lucky Bernie’s sandwich shop, set to open in May, received approval from the city for a Class A-6 liquor license. The license, ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:50 am

Woodstock OKs first phases of engineering for city's first roundabout

WOODSTOCK – Construction could start for a roundabout at the five-way intersection at Lake Avenue, South Street and Madison Street in Woodst ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:54 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $902

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 5,093
Median (dollars) $1795
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 1,176
Median (dollars) $627

 

Woodstock police reports for Feb. 3, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:47 pm

Woodstock School District 200 Education Foundation to host fundraiser at Starline Factory

WOODSTOCK – A board trustee for the Woodstock Community School District 200 Education Foundation thinks a change in venue will bring more at ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Bull Valley animal sanctuary merges with Forever Husky in Crystal Lake

BULL VALLEY – After years of running Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary out of her Bull Valley-area home, owner Nancy Harney said the nonprofit ne ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Plum Tree National Country Club in Harvard gets liquor license approved

HARVARD – Serving alcohol at sporting events, concerts and weddings now will be possible at the Harvard-area Plum Tree National Country Club ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

PHOTOS: Woodstock Willie predicts early spring in Groundhog Day prognostication

Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow, meaning we're in for an early spring. ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:08 am

Groundhog Day: Woodstock Willie predicts early spring (with video)

WOODSTOCK – Heavy jackets and winter hats will soon be a memory. Woodstock Willie reluctantly lumbered out of his tree stump Tuesday mornin ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:16 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 68 0.44%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,023 6.60%
Construction 771 4.97%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 2,702 17.43%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 716 4.62%
Information 235 1.52%
Manufacturing 2,279 14.70%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 641 4.14%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 1,057 6.82%
Public Administration 559 3.61%
Retail Trade 1,164 7.51%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 388 2.50%
Wholesale Trade 323 2.08%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 11,926

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Land

Area (in square miles) 13.55
Density (in square feet) 1,828.86

 

Woodstock man cited in Richmond-area crash

RICHMOND – A 33-year-old Woodstock man was cited after crashing into a tree Monday in unincorporated Richmond, McHenry County Sheriff’s Depu ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am

MCCD works to close gap on trail connecting Woodstock, Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Another piece of a trail designed to connect Crystal Lake and Woodstock via McHenry County College is moving forward. The Mc ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:37 am

Woodstock opens recruitment process to find new police chief

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock has opened up the recruitment process to find a new Chief of Police after Chief Robert Lowen retires in Ju ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:38 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) 5,525
Cuban 21
Mexican 4,860
Other Hispanic or Latino 325
Puerto Rican 319
Total Population 5,525
Not Hispanic or Latino 19,256
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 576
Black or African American Alone 368
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 23
Two or More Races 194
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 14
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 180
White Alone 18,095
Total Population 24,781

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Absent Voters: McHenry County sees low Latino turnout, strong guns, anti-abortion support

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one looking at the numbers including vo ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm

On the Record With: Woodstock High School student playwright Jacob Alfonso

WOODSTOCK – At 17, Jacob Alfonso already can add “playwright” to his résumé. The Woodstock High School junior spent about a week this past s ...
Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Two taken to hospital with minor injuries following Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK – Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash on Route 14 Friday afternoon, a fire officia ...
Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:02 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Woodstock's Challenger Learning Center honors 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster

WOODSTOCK – Thirty years after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster killed seven astronauts, Rebecca Dolmon said the mission can be viewed ...
Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:00 am

Crystal Lake Little League registration open as ranks expanded to 4-year-olds

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is now open for the Crystal Lake Little League, which has expanded its ranks to include 4-year-olds.The program ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Woodstock School District 200 health clinic nixed over parental consent issue

WOODSTOCK – After hearing nearly 20 residents speak, some in favor but most opposed to the school-based health clinic design that was under ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:39 pm

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