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McHenry County suicides now trending down; mental health board says prevention efforts paying off

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suicides are at a seven-year low in McHenry County.“We’re working hard to address the issue of suicides and even lower that n ...
Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Woodstock business owners concerned about $78M Route 47 construction proposal

WOODSTOCK – The multimillion-dollar Route 47 widening project that could take two years to complete drew a crowd at the Woodstock City Counc ...
Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:41 pm

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this past week indicted these people on these charges:• Jason D. Peter, 32, 916 Hiawatha Lane, Maren ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:51 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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Woodstock City Council to discuss Route 47 widening project

WOODSTOCK – The City Council will discuss a planned road construction project that some worry could put the brakes on business along Route 4 ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:33 pm

McHenry-area program aimed at bringing people out of poverty graduates first class

McHENRY – McHenry resident Julie Zavorski said she had a five-year plan with goals she wanted to accomplish, but she never knew how to imple ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:09 pm

MCDH accepting nominations for 2017 McHenry County Green Awards

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health is inviting people to submit nominations for the 2017 McHenry County Green Awards.Entrie ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:42 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

 

McHenry County residents discuss future of anti-abortion movement under Trump

CRYSTAL LAKE – President Donald Trump has made it clear he opposed abortion by reinstating the Mexico City policy, barring international non ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:38 am

Food Shed Co-op begins to scout McHenry County locations for grocery store

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County’s community-owned food co-op has begun scouting locations for its brick and mortar store.Food Shed Co-op wants to ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:03 am

Woodstock father gets probation, jail time for shaking 4-month-old son

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Woodstock man who “violently” shook his son 4-month-old son to probation and jail time.McHenr ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:01 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%

 

Centegra Hospital – McHenry receives 5-star rating from CMS

McHENRY – In Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most recent star ratings, two McHenry County hospitals received high rankings for the ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:20 am

McHenry County Sheriff's Office warns of new telephone scam

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is alerting people of a new telephone scam being used against McHenry County residents to tr ...
Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:04 am

Rendezvous Bistro reopens, reimagined in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Rendezvous Bistro is back, reinspired under new management.Megan and T.J. Liebetrau of Woodstock have turned the former coffee h ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 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

 

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:• Cedric M. Hammond, 32, 9714 S. Gr ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County Mental Health Board considers partnership with local police

CARY – A new partnership between the Cary Police Department and McHenry County Mental Health Board might help residents in need get access t ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County conserves oak trees throughout county

BULL VALLEY – Passersby might miss the nearly 350-year-old bur oak tree located north of Route 120 and just west of Thompson Road near Bull ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:43 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Lake in the Hills man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man formally denied allegations that he sexually abused a female family member on several occasions.Edgar Ar ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:29 pm

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for deputies

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents who wants to become a deputy sheriff can submit an application to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office b ...
Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:11 pm

Woodstock man sentenced to 2 years in prison for fondling woman in lingerie store

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to two years in prison after he admitted to fondling a woman in a lingerie store last year.Eric D. ...
Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:41 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

 

Woodstock School District 200 survey respondents prioritize programming over consolidation

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 parents and other Woodstock-area residents are concerned more about educational pro ...
Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:35 pm

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:• Steven M. Camp, 46, 1258 Fernleaf ...
Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Centegra hospitals in McHenry County implementing flu visitor restrictions

HUNTLEY – The Centegra hospitals in Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock are putting an influenza visitor restriction policy into effect starting ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:41 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 North High School Assistant Principal Steven Rick dies over weekend

WOODSTOCK – If a person could survive on love alone, Steven Rick could have lived forever, his family members said.“He was the best of the b ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:35 pm

Silver Prairie Natural Soap Co. opens shop in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Annette Gast has been making soap out of goat milk for the past six years. This led her to start her own business called Silver ...
Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:58 am

Leadership Greater McHenry County set to launch program for high school students

WOODSTOCK – Leadership Greater McHenry County is launching a program aimed at engaging youth in the community.The program, developed for McH ...
Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:32 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Letter: Why oppose Fiduciary Rule?

To the Editor:​Many Americans seeking professional advice about their money are at risk of becoming easy prey by “advisers” who aren’t there ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am

Letter: No replacement plan

To the Editor:My Congressman recently sent out a newsletter indicating his plans for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. When I ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am

Woodstock crash sends 2 to hospital, fire official says

WOODSTOCK – Two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash in Woodstock, a fire officia ...
Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:01 am

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