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McHenry County students boosting low summer blood donations

WOODSTOCK – As the summer slump for blood donations is upon us, a group of conscientious students have banded together for what is shaping u ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Woodstock Opera House hosting 67th Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant

WOODSTOCK – Twelve contestants will compete in the Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Woodstock Opera House. This i ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm

McHenry County coroner case 'convoluted' as attorneys sort out legal representation

WOODSTOCK – The case involving criminal charges against the former McHenry County coroner keeps getting more complicated as one conflict has ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm

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 driver collides with Lakewood police car, driver's ed vehicle

LAKEWOOD – McHenry County sheriff’s police cited two drivers Wednesday after one of the drivers crashed into a driver’s education vehicle an ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Land Conservancy of McHenry County to offer chainsaw workshop

WOODSTOCK – A second-level class on how to operate a chainsaw will be offered by a McHenry County nonprofit this month. The Land Conservancy ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Woodstock to hold annual patriotic concert on the Square

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Band will hold its annual patriotic concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Square. The “Salute to America” con ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:20 pm

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

 

MCC Board voices opposition to prevailing wage law

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state’s prevailing wage act is an oppressive law that tells local elected officials how to vote, a McHenry County College ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm

McHenry County Bicycle Advocates works on filling trail gaps, raising awareness

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eberhard Veit caught up to Todd Nelson as he was riding his bike from his home in Cary to his job in Barrington one summer si ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:22 am

McHenry County Hispanics add to record population speaking English

CRYSTAL LAKE – Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words “must” and “should” scribbled on a white board in a McHenry ...
June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

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%

 

Woodstock executive named Illinois Banker of the Year

WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Bankers Association recently named a top executive from a Woodstock bank the “2015 Illinois Banker of the Year,” ac ...
June 28, 2015 - 5:30 am

Grant to help fund Woodstock student-designed walkway at conservation area

WOODSTOCK – A walkway designed and produced by Woodstock High School students is one step closer to being completed with a $8,971 grant from ...
June 28, 2015 - 12:01 am

Woodstock Wedding Walk brings bridal fair to the Square on Sunday

WOODSTOCK – At the second annual Woodstock Wedding Walk, future brides can plan their wedding in one afternoon, said Dana Brandt, president ...
June 27, 2015 - 9:54 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

 

McHenry County residents react to Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling

WOODSTOCK – Deb Glaubke plans to raise a flag symbolizing her love that she once thought would stir controversy.With Friday’s 5-4 ruling fro ...
June 26, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Woodstock police sergeant graduates from Northwestern command program

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police Sgt. Daniel Wesolek graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s 10-week Staff and Com ...
June 26, 2015 - 11:06 am

Woodstock-based Wondertucky's corn whiskey hits retail shelves Friday

WOODSTOCK – A local craft distillery’s corn whiskey arrives on retailers’ shelves for the first time Friday. The corn whiskey from Woodstock ...
June 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock man faces theft, weapons charges in alleged drug debt dispute

WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man faces theft and other charges after a dispute over an alleged drug debt, police said. A male victim ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:22 am

McHenry County Workforce Network hosts job fair Friday

WOODSTOCK – Numerous employers looking to fill various positions will be in Woodstock for a job fair Friday. The McHenry County Workforce Ne ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

McHenry County Conservation District expanding hay program for more revenue

WOODSTOCK – The hope behind a new pilot program being tested by the McHenry County Conservation District is that it brings in a few extra do ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:20 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

 

Former McHenry County coroner's lawyer will be paid $150 an hour

WOODSTOCK – The private attorney who will be appointed to defend a former McHenry County coroner on felony charges could be paid at a rate o ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:17 am

New Woodstock Public Works director continuing water meter replacement, road resurfacing

WOODSTOCK – From making sure toilets flush, to preparing baseball fields and repaving streets, Woodstock’s Public Works department affects p ...
June 25, 2015 - 12:33 am

Woodstock teen sentenced for role in videotaped gang rape of 15-year-old

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge had harsh words for a young man she sentenced Tuesday for his role in a videotaped gang rape of a teenage ...
June 24, 2015 - 12:33 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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Woodstock man killed in head-on crash near Dixon

DIXON – A 20-year-old Woodstock man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a two-vehicle, head-on crash Saturday afternoon near Dixon ...
June 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Entrepreneurial Marian Central Catholic student in Woodstock launches GamerCrates

WOODSTOCK – Not everyone has heard of Skyrim, Morrowind or the acronym AFK (away from keyboard). But millions have heard, and they are spend ...
June 22, 2015 - 9:18 am

Woodstock expands plans for Summer in the Park festival

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock recently released a schedule for the expanded Summer in the Park festival at Emricson Park.The festival ru ...
June 20, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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More charges for ex-McHenry County coroner over unburied fetuses

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury Thursday indicted embattled former coroner Marlene Lantz on allegations that she failed to bury an a ...
June 19, 2015 - 12:25 am

Woodstock man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of teen

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Thursday, according to a news release from Woo ...
June 19, 2015 - 12:26 am

Woodstock police announce Independence Day increased enforcement plan

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police announced plans to increase traffic enforcement on Independence Day, focusing on drunk drivers as part of the s ...
June 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm

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