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Memorial oak trees being sold by Land Conservancy of McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will plant memorial oak trees in memory of loved ones or to mark a special event or occas ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:37 am

Cary bakers can start home businesses with 'cupcake law'

CARY – Cary baker Becky Dula Czarnik hopes to one day open a cake studio in the village with a space for parties and classes. For now, the m ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:48 pm

Trial set to begin for Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting

WOODSTOCK – A bench trial is set to begin Monday for a Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by deputies in 2014 after making suicidal sta ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:03 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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Turning Point candelight vigil next month will honor Laura Harrison

WOODSTOCK – This year’s Turning Point candlelight vigil will honor the late Laura K. Harrison, who authorities said was killed earlier this ...
Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to conduct emergency training at Farm and Fleet

WOODSTOCK – If you notice a heavy police presence at Blain’s Farm and Fleet, don’t be concerned.The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will con ...
Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

Holiday hiring: McHenry County businesses readying themselves for the season

CRYSTAL LAKE – Santa may need a few more elves this year, but that won’t have a major effect on the local job market.The holidays still are ...
Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:03 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

 

Woodstock to take ownership of property once slated for ballpark

WOODSTOCK – The 39-acre site once proposed for a ballpark will be in city hands if it passes inspection since the development plan fell thro ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:59 pm

PADS officials: There's an urgent need for homeless shelter sites in McHenry County

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County PADS is urgently recruiting new emergency church shelter sites for the upcoming winter weather season that starts ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:21 am

Woodstock State of the City: Economic development efforts going strong, to remain priority

WOODSTOCK – Economic development efforts have been going strong in the city of Woodstock and will continue to remain priority, officials sai ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:55 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%

 

McHenry County Sheriff's Office to host snowmobile safety courses

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will offer beginning snowmobile operators safety education courses over the next several mon ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:45 am

Woodstock's Jaci's Cookies to close Sept. 30

WOODSTOCK – The Square will lose a bit of its sweetness by the end of the month.Jaci Krandel announced recently that she will close Jaci’s C ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:42 am

Woodstock resident raising awareness of brain aneurysms

WOODSTOCK – September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, and Woodstock resident Alana Sattler said she wants more people to be aware of the ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:18 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 teen accused of stabbing man at party pleads not guilty to battery

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock teen formally denied allegations that he stabbed a 31-year-old man during an altercation at a party.Bryan Estrada, 1 ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:37 am

2 drivers cited in Route 47 crash in Huntley, police official says

HUNTLEY – Two drivers were cited after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Route 47 in Huntley, a police official said.Huntley Police Sgt. Scott S ...
Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:13 am

Woodstock District 200 program offers student chance to visit Woodstock, Spain

WOODSTOCK – Teens from Spain had the opportunity to visit Woodstock last week as part of the school district’s dual-language program. Woodst ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:37 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

McHenry County state's attorney candidates weigh in on Veterans Court

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County specialty court program has had a veterans track within its system for at least the past several years, but p ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:49 pm

Woodstock 5K to benefit Operation Christmas Child

WOODSTOCK – When Alex Nsengimana was 7, he opened a shoebox that changed his perspective on life.Nsengimana was an orphaned survivor of the ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

McHenry County recorder race dominated by question of its need

The election for the otherwise mundane political office of McHenry County recorder has been made interesting by the question of whether it n ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:17 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

 

'Real Woodstock' marketing campaign hits Chicago at O'Hare Airport, Ogilvie

WOODSTOCK – Commuters may have noticed a certain appeal to the city of Woodstock this week.The city’s marketing campaign is entering into it ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 1:00 am

Wonder Lake man charged with shooting man with nail gun out car window

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the arm with a battery operated nail gun out of his car wind ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:22 am

Woodstock police announce results of Labor Day weekend special enforcement

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department made one arrest for driving under the influence during the recent Labor Day crackdown.Police Chi ...
Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:00 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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Teen injured after crashing car into tree in Woodstock, official says

WOODSTOCK – A teen was taken to the hospital Monday evening after his car crashed into a tree in Woodstock, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy ...
Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:02 am

Woodstock ex-pastor of Greenwood church admits to child pornography

WOODSTOCK – A former Woodstock-area pastor could face probation or prison after he admitted to possessing child pornography involving young ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Upscale Italian restaurant to open in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A new upscale Italian restaurant is coming to Woodstock that seeks to emulate the downtown Chicago dining experience without the ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Woodstock special census begins Friday

WOODSTOCK – A special census will begin Friday in Woodstock.The city estimates there are at least 659 residents who haven’t been accounted f ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:41 am

Cary man gets prison for Crystal Lake, Woodstock bank robberies

ROCKFORD – A Cary man was sentenced to 49 months in prison Wednesday in federal court after he admitted to robbing two McHenry County banks ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:30 am

Woodstock police arrest juvenile accused of stealing truck

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police have arrested a male juvenile for allegedly stealing a truck from a Woodstock residence.About 12:22 p.m. Sept. ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:27 am

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