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Bowl for Kids’ Sake to support area children

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents can give back to their community in a fun way by participating in this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake.The a ...
Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:29 am

Letter: Chooses to fight

To the Editor:Gov. Bruce Rauner ran on a promise to force a strike (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuljgljmyxI). Rauner walked away from co ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am

Woodstock library's 'Have a Heart Week' set to start next month

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Public Library will give community members an opportunity to give back during “Have a Heart Week,” starting next m ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:47 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 VFW Post 5040 holds grand opening at new location

WOODSTOCK – After 75 years in the same location, the Woodstock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5040 has a new place to call home.Post 5040 hel ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:37 am

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:• Max J. Preisler, 28, 82 Abbywood ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:34 pm

McHenry County State's Attorney's Office to expand first offender program

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office’s first offender program now will include misdemeanor offenses.The program, designe ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:34 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

 

Woodstock Public Library will soon have new art tile entryway

WOODSTOCK – Community members and patrons of the Woodstock Public Library will soon see a new addition to the library’s entryway.Almost 300 ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:11 am

McHenry County's 22nd Judicial Circuit Court relocating, renaming arbitration center

WOODSTOCK – The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court’s arbitration center is getting a new home and a new name.It is moving from the courthouse acros ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:01 am

Coroner IDs Woodstock 76-year-old killed by Metra train

WOODSTOCK – A 76-year-old man from Woodstock was identified as the person killed by a Metra train Sunday.The man, Walter W. Banker, was pron ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:51 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%

 

Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing San ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am

McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.That might seem like a ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am

Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 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

 

Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am

Fire causes about $15,000 in damage to Woodstock home, official says

WOODSTOCK – Fire officials continue to investigate a structure fire that caused between $15,000 to $20,000 in damage to a Woodstock home Mon ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:31 am

Woodstock community weighs in on possible school consolidation in District 200

WOODSTOCK – Concerned taxpayers and Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 board members and parents gathered Tuesday for a community ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:05 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Officials wait to release identity of man killed by train in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police and the McHenry County Coroner's Office have not yet released the identity of the man who was killed after bein ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 7:58 pm

MCDH encouraging McHenry County residents to test homes for radon

WOODSTOCK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently deemed January as national Radon Action Month. As a result, the McHenry County ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:20 am

Woodstock District 200 to open registration for 2017-18 preschool program

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock School District 200 will start accepting applications Friday for its 2017-18 preschool program.Applications for the pr ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:11 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

 

Metra train hits, kills pedestrian in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A man died after he walked in front of a Metra train Sunday evening in Woodstock, according to the Woodstock Police Department.W ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:41 am

Woodstock School District 200 to host forum to talk facilities, consolidation

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 is inviting the public to attend a community forum Tuesday that will go over a comm ...
Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am

Woodstock seeks input via online economic development survey

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock wants input from residents, business owners and employees, and visitors regarding their views of how thing ...
Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 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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McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:• Arthur Carrasco, 41, 4420 Clearvi ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:56 pm

'Christmas Joy' thanks

To the Editor:The Woodstock Friends of the Opera House would like to thank the sponsors and patrons of our Dec. 17 fundraising event.Cassand ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 5:30 am

Marengo mulls connecting to Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone

MARENGO – The city might consider joining the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone to attract businesses to the area as the Interstate 90 inter ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:56 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Some new details emerge on Lake in the Hills apparent murder-suicide

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police continue to investigate an apparent murder-suicide that left a mother and her two children dead ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

Jury selection continues in drug-induced homicide trial

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys on Monday selected four jurors in the trial for a Zion man who prosecutors allege provided a fatal dose of heroin to a ...
Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:21 am

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:• Kimberly D. Dunteman, 47, 4801 Ro ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:25 pm

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