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McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at t ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am

Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. “It stressed me out, and it also s ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am

Woodstock's Hope Through Dance to raise money for suicide awareness

WOODSTOCK – Hope Through Dance will hold its sixth performance in Woodstock Saturday to raise money for suicide awareness through the Laura ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 8:05 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, McHenry Feed My Starving Children organizers seek donations, volunteers

A group of McHenry County residents is trying to raise $110,000 to provide more than 500,000 meals for starving children across the world.Mc ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:26 am

McHenry County group renting out weed wrenches to fight buckthorn

WOODSTOCK – In an effort to help residents get rid of invasive plants such as buckthorn, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is re ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:19 am

1 cited after Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman was issued a citation after a rear-end crash Saturday morning, police said.The crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 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

 

McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other d ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am

Dog-focused Bark-a-Paw-Looza in Woodstock's Park in the Square fundraiser Sunday

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock resident Jennifer Schneider and her family have fostered and found a home for 19 dogs.Volunteering with dogs who don’t ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:34 am

Woodstock Rec Department hosting Touch a Truck at Emricson Park

WOODSTOCK – People will have the opportunity to climb and operate vehicles at Woodstock Recreation Department's Touch a Truck event.The even ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:33 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 Family Alliance hosts conference for caregivers of people with dementia

WOODSTOCK – Family Alliance is holding a free conference in Woodstock for caregivers of people with dementia. The conference, “Moments Matte ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:06 am

Woodstock bird tests positive for West Nile virus, McHenry County's first this year

WOODSTOCK – The first bird testing positive for West Nile virus in McHenry County this year was collected in Woodstock, according to a news ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Woodstock restaurant Munch announces move to Texas

WOODSTOCK – The owners of a Woodstock eatery who brought a Texas flair to their menu are moving back to their native Lone Star State after o ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm

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 School District 200 approves tentative balanced budget for 2016

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock School District 200’s tentative operating budget, which accounts for the district’s day-to-day operations, is balanced ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:18 am

Students complete American Community Bank and Trust financial literacy program

WOODSTOCK – More than 1,500 students from eight area high schools last school year completed a financial literacy program funded by Woodstoc ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:35 am

McHenry County Circuit court to start e-file for criminal case documents

WOODSTOCK – Beginning next month, McHenry County's Circuit Clerk will accept electronic filings in criminal cases, making it one of only a h ...
Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:27 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Schneider: Invest in the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce during the Labor Day celebration

Did you know Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers? ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:42 am

Woodstock to consider cheaper option for Sheriff's House window work

WOODSTOCK – Despite windows on Woodstock’s Sheriff’s House being in “immediate need of repair, restoration and in some instances replacement ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Woodstock teen found drunk with loaded handgun, police say

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock teen was charged after being found with a handgun during a police response Sunday, Woodstock police said.Officers re ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 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

 

Woodstock man allegedly strangled teen he accused of stealing medication, police say

WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man faces battery charges after allegedly choking someone he accused of stealing medication.According to ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Woodstock police: Wisconsin registered child sex offender preyed on girl

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police have charged a Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, man with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a girl younge ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Eighteen apply for second open McHenry County judgeship

WOODSTOCK – Eighteen attorneys have filed petitions for the second vacancy on the local bench as interviewing for both open spots will begin ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:41 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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Marengo best town to raise a family in locally in niche.com Illinois ranking

MARENGO – As a third-generation Marengo resident, Mayor Don Lockhart wasn’t surprised to learn Marengo had been named one of the best towns ...
Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Kishwaukee Headwaters in Woodstock proves to be successful restoration 10 years later

WOODSTOCK – Driving on Route 14 in Woodstock, people can see 153 acres of prairie, wetland, woodland and the start of the main branch of the ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:24 am

Marengo man killed in crash remembered as loving father, kind husband

MARENGO – Michael Meyerhoff's kind demeanor was one of the first things that grabbed his future wife's attention.His kindness was part of wh ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Miles for Warriors motorcycle, car ride starts in Woodstock Saturday

WOODSTOCK – A Miles for Warriors ride to benefit four local veterans organizations will be Saturday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Woodst ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:26 am

Woodstock School District 200 starting to implement digital changes in classroom

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock School District 200 is transitioning to one learning management system as the district continues to increase the use o ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:16 am

Centegra keeps hiring of doctors up as national share of hospital hiring drops

HUNTLEY – Pediatrician Kristi Redlich hadn’t given much thought to what kind of place she wanted to end up after her residency.She just knew ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

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