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McHenry County Fair kicks off Wednesday, but 4-H shows already underway

WOODSTOCK – For many McHenry County 4-H members, the program is a family affair.“Once you’re in 4-H, you never leave 4-H,” McHenry County 4- ...
Aug. 3, 2015 - 6:32 pm

Street to be closed for water main relocation

WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Department of Transportation will be shutting down a Crystal Lake road Tuesday for water main work, according to a ...
Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Woodstock VFW building for sale as group looks to downsize, build stronger community presence

WOODSTOCK – A decline in members and funds in recent years has resulted in the Woodstock VFW Post 5040 putting its building up for sale.Comm ...
Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:49 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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McHenry County human service leaders to stress economic worth amid budget impasse

As the state’s budget woes continue to cripple their finances, human service agencies in McHenry County are planning an event meant to show ...
Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Woodstock teen cited in 2-vehicle crash

WOODSTOCK – Police cited a 16-year-old from Woodstock after a crash that sent an 84-year-old woman to the hospital Friday, officials said.Mc ...
July 31, 2015 - 1:44 pm

McHenry County communities notice recent jump in mosquitoes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A sudden spike in the mosquito population has some municipalities ramping up efforts to control the biting nuisances.A city o ...
July 30, 2015 - 11:38 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

 

Dominican Republic policies concerning McHenry County groups with Haiti ties

As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the str ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:25 am

Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the c ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:31 am

McHenry County College to offer electric code class in Woodstock this fall

WOODSTOCK – A general electric code class offered this fall in Woodstock will focus on commercial sites and one- and two-family homes.Offere ...
July 29, 2015 - 11:47 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%

 

Elder abuse is a problem in McHenry County, experts say

WOODSTOCK – Glynnis Walker Anderson never got to say goodbye to her mother.Anderson, a Woodstock resident, was the long-distance caregiver f ...
July 28, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Woodstock District 200 'Stuff the Bus' to collect school supplies

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock District 200 will be holding a “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive Thursday and Friday. School supplies can be brought ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:25 am

Woodstock Sheriff's House windows in need of repair

WOODSTOCK – By the end of fall, City Planner Nancy Baker hopes the Sheriff's House on Woodstock's Square will have new windows that are oper ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:22 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

 

Drop off Cell Phones for Soldiers at state Rep. Jack Franks' Woodstock office

WOODSTOCK – Jack Franks wants your gently used cell phones.The state representative announced Tuesday that he is partnering with Cell Phones ...
July 28, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Capron woman cited after head-on collision on Route 14 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Capron woman who said she dozed off behind the wheel pushed another car into oncoming traffic on Route 14 on Tuesday, polic ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:17 am

Schneider: Woodstock filled with volunteer opportunities

Does life have you stressed, depressed or lonely? Volunteering just might be the answer for you. A United Health Group survey found that an ...
July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock restaurant one step closer to liquor license, despite some concern

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock restaurant La Placita Taqueria, 108 Cass St., is able to apply for a liquor license to sell beer and wine, after some ...
July 28, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Ex-Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in heroin OD

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a former Crystal Lake man on charges of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a M ...
July 28, 2015 - 3:18 pm

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office seeks communications accreditation

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to be the first agency in the county to earn a communications accreditation. As p ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:35 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

 

Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s sign ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm

County judge awards attorney’s fees in settlement with sheriff’s office

WOODSTOCK – A local online newspaper publisher who sued the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office over a Freedom of Information Act violation was ...
July 26, 2015 - 12:04 am

Report suggests changes for Woodstock's Old Courthouse, Sheriff's House

WOODSTOCK – The historic Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House are the “literal front door to the community of Woodstock,” Ray Hartshorne said.
July 26, 2015 - 11:52 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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Woodstock's Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple's stained glass windows need repairs (with video)

WOODSTOCK – The monks at Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple don’t need to feel wind to know it’s sweeping through Woodstock.They can hear it in the ...
July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Woodstock Water Works duck race to benefit JourneyCare Foundation

WOODSTOCK – Rubber ducks will race down a slide at Woodstock Water Works on Saturday at the duck race and pool party to benefit JourneyCare ...
July 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm

MCCD offering solar cooking class in Ringwood, Woodstock insect program

WOODSTOCK – The sun will be used to make some snacks at a McHenry County Conservation District program this month. All programs require adva ...
July 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Woodstock City Council OKs contract for Emricson Park ball field improvements

WOODSTOCK – When Field A at Emricson Park is finished in late September, it will be “in essence, brand new,” City Manager Roscoe Stelford sa ...
July 23, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Woodstock Mozart Festival a world-class classical music attraction

People throughout the world recognize Woodstock for its Mozart Festival, and organizers are hoping more in McHenry County catch on.The 29th ...
July 23, 2015 - 10:15 am

Safe Routes to School grant to add more sidewalks on Woodstock school routes

WOODSTOCK – Students will be able to walk and bike to school on continuous sidewalks after they are installed next summer as part of the Saf ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm

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