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With high obesity rates in field, McHenry County police, firefighters strive for fitness

WOODSTOCK – Chief Ralph Webster has one word for the men and women at his fire department."You want to work for me, you've got to work out," ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm

McHenry County's unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in December, down from 7.5 percent in December 2013, according to prel ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meeti ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 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 police investigating gunshots fired in possible gang-related incident

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department is investigating after gunshots were fired through a front window of a residence in an incident ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Woodstock completes roof work to Old Courthouse at cost of $1.05 million

WOODSTOCK – The city completed its restoration of the roof and dome at the Old Courthouse but not before decrepit gutters added unexpected c ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am

With new owner, Woodstock’s Dura-Bar aims to double revenue

WOODSTOCK – Inside the Charter Dura-Bar building along Route 14, workers wearing protective jackets and masks handle molten iron.Eventually, ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:40 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

 

Animal Hospital of Woodstock extends hours

WOODSTOCK – The Animal Hospital of Woodstock, 11711 Catalpa Lane, Woodstock, recently announced extended office hours.Pet owners will be abl ...
Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:00 am

McHenry County Health Dept. to offer free prostate cancer screenings

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February.The prostate specific antigen b ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock renovates flight simulator

WOODSTOCK – An interactive flight simulator has been restored and renovated at the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology of ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:09 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 private schools selectively adopting Common Core standards

CRYSTAL LAKE – Using new math textbooks aligned to Common Core standards, Ed Bower sometimes finds himself dropping the text and teaching st ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:19 am

Woodstock police reports for Jan. 21, 2015

• Maximino Pliego-Vergara, 45, 212 E. Calhoun St., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, Dec. 6, with driving under the influence and driving wit ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:56 am

Homeowners near proposed Lakewood sports complex raise objections

LAKEWOOD – Traffic and light pollution were among the concerns raised about a proposed sports complex at Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road.T ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 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

 

Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

MCC sets up free tax help clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard, Woodstock

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is setting up free tax assistance clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard and Woodstock. The clinics will pre ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:17 am

Woodstock art show to raise money for Helping Paws Animal Shelter

WOODSTOCK – Calling all artists: Helping Paws Animal Shelter is now sponsoring Art for the Paws, a fundraiser and community outreach project ...
Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock police host 'Coffee with the Chief' on Feb. 9

WOODSTOCK – A crime prevention expert will discuss personal safety tips during the latest "Coffee with the Chief" installment Feb. 9, the Wo ...
Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Retirement growing more distant for McHenry County workers

McHENRY – Retirement is becoming a more distant prospect for McHenry County residents as a growing number of Americans choose to work longer ...
Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:46 pm

McHenry County apartment complexes show school impact formula might need update

Myra Garcia stands at a bus stop in the afternoon in McHenry waiting for her 9-year-old son to arrive after a day in school. The stop is dow ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:11 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 woman delivers baby in McHenry hospital parking lot

Israel Chavez was in a hurry to come into the world.On Thursday morning, about two-and-half weeks before his due date, Israel's mother, Mira ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Woodstock Challenger League offers baseball for disabled adults

WOODSTOCK  – The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:56 pm

Foreclosures continue to decline in McHenry County, Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fewer McHenry County homes entered foreclosure in 2014 as the local real estate market continued to recover from the housing ...
Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:55 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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Lakewood hears opposition to proposed TIF district

LAKEWOOD – Woodstock Community District 200 taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize development at Routes 176 and 47, a Woodstock resident told ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Woodstock School District 200 to host kindergarten registration fair

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 officials are hosting a kindergarten registration fair Feb. 4 and 5 for parents loo ...
Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:03 am

Former Woodstock priest admits disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

WOODSTOCK – A former pastor for St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct Friday after facing in ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:09 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Slick roads cause dozens of crashes in McHenry County area

Friday was a busy day for McHenry County-area police and fire agencies and a miserable one for motorists. While almost all of the area schoo ...
Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:08 am

Woodstock teacher honored for conserving land near high school

WOODSTOCK – There is a 30-acre span of woodland and wetland west of Woodstock High School, and as of last month, that land has an official n ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Holiday enforcement nets Woodstock police 3 DUI arrests

WOODSTOCK – A recent holiday crackdown on drunk drivers netted the Woodstock Police Department three driving under the influence arrests, po ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 2:31 pm

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