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McHenry County TIF districts used for Three Oaks Recreation Area, road improvements, developer agreements

It was the mid-1980s, and heavy snow collapsed the roof of the downtown Crystal Lake Jewel grocery store. Vacancies were common across the a ...
March 2, 2015 - 7:26 pm

McHenry County Right to Carry providing buses for lobbying day

WOODSTOCK – While concealed carry now is legal in Illinois, Mickey Schuch said gun rights activists still have work to do.  Schuch, presiden ...
March 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm

McHenry County low-income student population increasing

Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 per ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 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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Everyday Hero: Kathie Comella

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and entrances, and each, in their time, plays many ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Karen Fallon

If a student in Karen Fallon’s kindergarten class at Alden-Hebron Elementary School has shoes that are falling apart or a tattered coat that ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Heroes: Lemonade Brigade

The Lemonade Brigade has been so busy these past months that they have trouble keeping track of which event was for which person. Sitting in ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 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 teen ID'd as victim of fatal crash with Metra train at crossing

WOODSTOCK – The victim of Wednesday’s fatal Metra-vehicle collision has been identified by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office as 19-year-ol ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Enrollment in McHenry County high school dual credit programs explodes

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 500 high school freshmen and sophomores at half of McHenry County’s high schools are set to get their first taste o ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:58 pm

McHenry man charged with beating, theft near Woodstock bar (with video)

WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a McHenry man for an attack outside a Woodstock bar that left a Woodstock man with several facial fractures. Jac ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:32 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%

 

Health clinic for Woodstock School District 200 high school students opens in August

WOODSTOCK – A new clinic meant to provide additional health care services for all Woodstock high school students will open in August, nearly ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm

McHenry County Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Woodstock police announce 'Coffee with the Chief' for March

WOODSTOCK – The latest "Coffee with the Chief" event will feature a presentation about homelessness in McHenry County, Woodstock police rece ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:02 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

 

Bullet found in Woodstock High School locker room

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department is investigating after a single bullet was found late Monday night at Woodstock High School, off ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Registration open for Woodstock police driver safety classes

WOODSTOCK – Spots are still available for the mid-March AARP Driver Safety Program hosted by Woodstock police. Designed for drivers 50 years ...
Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm

On the Record With: Woodstock administrator helps college dreams come true for Latino students

WOODSTOCK – Miguel Rodriguez has played professional soccer in Mexico, traveled the world as a businessman and made enough money for a comfo ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County plans annual Bowl for Kids' Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County is gearing up for its annual bowling event, as it hopes this year to raise $125,000, said Sara Ha ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm

McHenry County farmers bracing budgets for rough year

Farmers throughout McHenry County are bracing their budgets for a rough year as a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report projected far ...
Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:07 am

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting

CRYSTAL LAKE – A longtime Crystal Lake South teacher was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex during a prostitution sting in R ...
Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:15 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

 

McHenry County authorities: Social media changing missing persons investigations

CARY – When Tina Leigh of Wauconda saw posts in January about a Cary man who had gone missing, she decided she was going to help find him."I ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Woodstock approves agreement for new bike path along Route 14

WOODSTOCK – Cyclists, walkers and runners could soon safely navigate 1,400 feet of Route 14 along a new bike and pedestrian path, under an a ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 8:32 pm

McHenry County health providers see increase in behavioral health, substance abuse care after ACA

Every week, Rosecrance McHenry County Director Chris Gleason and the staff at the organization’s Crystal Lake office meets to do some update ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:58 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 police target distracted drivers, cellphone use in February

WOODSTOCK – Police in Woodstock are targeting drivers on their cellphones as part of a distracted driving initiative throughout February, th ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 12:06 am

Centegra opens pharmacy aimed at reducing readmission rates

McHENRY – In an effort to keep patients from unnecessarily ending back up in the hospital, Centegra Hospital – McHenry just opened a pharmac ...
Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Two injured in Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK – A two-vehicle crash in Woodstock sent two people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.The Woodstock Fire Res ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:51 am

Woodstock woman charged in home invasion related to prostitution ads in Kane, Cook counties

ROLLING MEADOWS – Two people, including a Woodstock woman, have been charged with a second home invasion, in which they allegedly targeted p ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Woodstock reveals $52.68 million capital plan spanning the next five years

WOODSTOCK – City officials recently revealed a $52.68 million wish list detailing various infrastructure and capital projects throughout Woo ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am

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