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SEDOM Center School graduation in Woodstock emphasizes family

WOODSTOCK – Tuesday night was about family. That was the message of Trina Harrelson, a teacher at the Special Education District of McHenry ...
May 27, 2015 - 12:11 am

Seat belt crackdown in Woodstock leads to arrests, tickets

WOODSTOCK – Extra enforcement by the Woodstock Police Department over the past two weeks led to six arrests and 50 tickets, Woodstock police ...
May 26, 2015 - 10:44 pm

McHenry County area events pay tribute to fallen on Memorial Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – A combat medic who attended to troops on the battlefield, killed by an enemy hand grenade. A behavioral health specialist who ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:51 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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McHenry County Sheriff's Office plans community open house

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house to give the community an inside look at department operations. The o ...
May 24, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Woodstock School District 200 board to see high school artificial turf plan

WOODSTOCK – A group that has raised $800,000 to install artificial turf at Woodstock High School will unveil its plans to the public Tuesday ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:57 am

McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with trays lined with still-growing greens shippe ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:39 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

 

DUI charges refiled for Woodstock city council member-elect

WOODSTOCK – The drunken driving charge against a newly-elected, and still-to-be-seated city councilman was refiled in McHenry County court.D ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Woodstock father denies allegations in shaken baby case

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock man accused in a shaken baby case has denied all allegations that he injured the 4-month-old child.Cody A. Penning ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Anger management ordered for Woodstock dad's argument with middle schoolers

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered non-reporting probation and anger management for a Woodstock man who threatened middle school stu ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:56 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%

 

Judge drops bond for Woodstock man accused of sex crime

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge halved the bond for a Woodstock man accused of sexual contact with a minor, and warned the defendant to h ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:43 am

Woodstock 23-year-old starts cross-country ride to battle cancer

WOODSTOCK – Earning two college degrees wasn’t supposed to equip Lauraleigh Heffner for her looming journey. But the 23-year-old Woodstock r ...
May 21, 2015 - 1:04 am

Woodstock City Council candidate's absence on oath of office raising legal questions

WOODSTOCK – A newly elected Woodstock City Council member missed his second consecutive meeting to be seated on the representative board Tue ...
May 21, 2015 - 12:48 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 North High School student charged with DUI in crash that injured 5

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock North High School senior was charged with driving under the influence after a Friday night crash sent five people to ...
May 19, 2015 - 11:52 pm

$80,000 Major Leage Baseball grant funds field renovation in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – The oldest baseball field at Emricson Park will get a makeover this summer with new lights, dugouts and fencing. City officials ...
May 20, 2015 - 12:28 am

Woodstock police reports for May 18, 2015

• James H. Day, 61, 407 W. Judd St., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, March 21, with battery.• Justin M. Kloepfer, 41, 8807 Coral Road, Wond ...
May 18, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

On the Record With: Retired Woodstock School District 200 board member Bob Birchfield

WOODSTOCK – Bob Birchfield had helped officials from Woodstock School District 200 put together a successful referendum in 1995, when he was ...
May 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Stage Left Cafe in Woodstock to host exchange student event

WOODSTOCK – High school students from across the world will be at Stage Left Cafe in Woodstock on Wednesday to talk about opportunities to h ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Early learning center honored for excellence

WOODSTOCK – A statewide organization recently recognized the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock for academic excellence.The Il ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm

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

 

Centegra lecture leads to heart surgery for Lake in the Hills mother

When Beth-Sophia Thompson attended a conference about women’s health she didn’t know she was in the throes of a heart attack.She had felt th ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Head-on crash in Woodstock sends 5 to hospital

WOODSTOCK – Two people were flown Friday night to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash in Woodstock that affected five people total, fir ...
May 15, 2015 - 11:02 pm

Woodstock man charged with sexual assault, abuse of juvenile

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces felony sexual assault and abuse charges after school officials reported allegations, police said Friday.An ...
May 15, 2015 - 11:22 pm

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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Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin schools get creative on fundraising (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – The week following the Apex Fun Run has been a bit of a letdown, one South Elementary School teacher said.The Crystal Lake sc ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Woodstock community, economic development director leaving City Hall

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock community and economic development director for the last three years leaves his post Friday to head a tourism bure ...
May 14, 2015 - 2:13 pm

DUI charge dropped against Woodstock City councilman, D.C. Cobbs owner

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge dropped the drunken driving charge against a newly elected Woodstock City Council member, though prosecut ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Mayor: Woodstock officials responsible, capable to conquer challenges from last year

WOODSTOCK – Faced with challenges on the Old Courthouse, train depot and other issues, Woodstock officials have experienced a tough year but ...
May 14, 2015 - 12:48 am

McHenry County residents forage for food finding greens, mushrooms and more (with video)

McHENRY – Alice Howenstine sees dinner in the weeds growing around her home. Howenstine, an 85-year-old McHenry resident, ambles through the ...
May 14, 2015 - 1:03 am

Merchants offer gift bags for McHenry County graduates

Area merchants in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are collaborating to offer gift bags for graduating high school seniors and college students. ...
May 14, 2015 - 9:58 am

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