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Judge orders commitment of Woodstock man as sexually violent person

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge on Friday ordered the civil commitment of a Woodstock convicted sex offender with an admitted sexual foot ...
April 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Woodstock officials change city code to allow bar owner to serve on council

WOODSTOCK – A bar owner in Woodstock can maintain his business and serve the City Council, after city officials made a change to their code ...
April 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

McHenry County Conservation District approves $25.3 million budget

WOODSTOCK – The budget unanimously approved by the McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees last week is a “maintenance budget ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:11 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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Electricity rates to go down in several McHenry County communities

Electricity rates are set to go down for residents of five McHenry County communities. The municipalities of Algonquin, Huntley, Lakewood, R ...
April 22, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Woodstock hydrant flushing begins next week

WOODSTOCK – The city will be flushing hydrants as part of necessary regular maintenance to remove sediments that have accumulated in water m ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm

McHenry County nonprofit aims to raise money for area mental health groups

CRYSTAL LAKE – Like many of the participants in the McHenry County Adult Program, Scot Maier spends most of his time in a wheelchair.The 23- ...
April 22, 2015 - 10:58 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 City Council approves 5 percent water rate increase with new budget

WOODSTOCK – Most Woodstock residents will pay about 5 percent more on their quarterly water bills, under a rate increase a part of the city’ ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:28 am

Lake in the Hills board considers ordinance to address illicit 'massage centers'

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village Board members on Tuesday moved forward an ordinance that would proactively work to prevent possible illegal acti ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:33 am

Urban Land Institute presents findings Wednesday on Old Courthouse in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A panel of real estate experts with the Urban Land Institute will present their findings and recommendations on Woodstock’s Old ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:18 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%

 

Woodstock City Council dedicates video gaming money to community programs

WOODSTOCK – A portion of the $160,000 Woodstock officials expect to receive from video gaming machines in the upcoming budget will now cover ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing st ...
April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Woodstock, Algonquin officials preparing for Office Depot, OfficeMax closings

WOODSTOCK – City officials are working with property owners to market an Office Depot building, as the large office supply chain starts a fi ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:46 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

 

3 McHenry County College alumni recognized as 'distinguished'

CRYSTAL LAKE – The owner of Willow Lea Stock Farm, the chief human resources officer of Elgin Community College and the administrator for th ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Cary man charged with robbing Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A 45-year-old Cary man was charged Thursday with robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Woodstock, after local police arrested him ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Art for the Paws fundraiser set for Saturday in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – The first Art for the Paws community project and fundraiser will be this weekend. Art for the Paws will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Satu ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members recognized

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members were named recipients of the 2015 Innovative Award by the Northern Il ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm

MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament. Win ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am

Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock hosts open house

WOODSTOCK – Families who have registered for preschool at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock can tour the school and meet ...
April 15, 2015 - 5:55 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 police searching for Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect (with video)

WOODSTOCK – The man suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Crystal Lake last month robbed a Fifth Third branch in Woodstock on Wednesday ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:02 am

Woodstock police reports for April 14, 2015

• Erika A. Brenner, 29, 740 Cunat Blvd., Richmond, was charged Tuesday, Jan. 6, with driving under the influence of drugs, driving with an e ...
April 14, 2015 - 2:25 pm

New superintendent named for Marian Central Catholic High School

WOODSTOCK –  Marian Central Catholic High School will have a new top administrator when longtime Superintendent Tom Landers retires this sum ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:14 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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Route 14 in Woodstock reopens after gas line rupture

WOODSTOCK – Police have reopened both directions of Route 14 from Lake Shore Drive to west Lake Shore Drive after a gas line rupture was rep ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:16 am

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Huntley paper manufacturer plans to relocate business to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – After 17 years in Huntley, a small paper manufacturer plans to move north to Woodstock, as part of a business expansion within a ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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McHenry County fire agencies adjust as firefighting field changes

Chief Tony Huemann of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District was the kid who grew up dreaming about jumping at the sound of a bell to ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:19 pm

La Petite Creperie and Bistrot in Woodstock moving to Barrington

WOODSTOCK – A popular restaurant on the Woodstock Square is closing and moving to Barrington by early May, after the owner was unable to wor ...
April 10, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Large tornado stopped short of Marengo

The powerful supercell that produced a tornado that damaged one town and smashed another was most likely the one that triggered dire warning ...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

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