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Woodstock man denies firing gun at dartboard during party

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man denied allegations that he fired a handgun at a dartboard during a party, damaging a neighbor’s vehicle.Paul F. ...
March 22, 2017 - 12:19 am

Woodstock Police Department arrests two in connection with car burglaries

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department has arrested two men in connection with car burglaries and a report of a stolen vehicle.Maurice ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:28 am

McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 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 police: Don't drink and drive this St. Patrick’s Day weekend

WOODSTOCK – Police departments in McHenry County are warning drivers to not drink and drive during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.“The Woodstock ...
March 17, 2017 - 11:57 pm

Editor's Desk: McHenry County election coverage ramping up

Although we aren’t expecting any Russian meddling or WikiLeaks scandals, the next big elections are around the corner in dozens of races for ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:22 am

3 vying to become Woodstock mayor in April 4 consolidated election

WOODSTOCK – Property taxes and economic development are two hot topics among Woodstock mayoral candidates as the April 4 election approaches ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:37 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 School D-200 Board candidates talk consolidation, property taxes

WOODSTOCK – Property taxes and school consolidation remained hot topics at the second Woodstock School District 200 board candidates forum T ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:16 am

Land Conservancy of McHenry County offering burn training class

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents interested in learning about prescribed burns can participate in a burn training workshop March 25.The ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:30 am

Family members sue Spring Grove man charged with killing wife

WOODSTOCK – A Spring Grove man charged with fatally shooting his wife in the neck in their home faces a lawsuit family members of the victim ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:35 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%

 

Wonder Lake man sentenced to 8 years in prison for 6th DUI

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to his sixth drunken driving offense.Rob ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:31 am

Local Family Video stores raising money for cancer research

McHENRY – Family Video stores in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are participating in a campaign called Round It Up to benefit the Lymphoma Rese ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:12 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

 

Woodstock School District 200 students published in World Ecology Report

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Northwood Middle School students’ research could make flying safer worldwide.Woodstock District 200 Challenge Corps st ...
March 11, 2017 - 11:08 pm

McHenry County State's Attorney's Office forms crime victims support group

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has formed a support group for those who have lost someone to crime.Members of the ...
March 10, 2017 - 1:04 am

Woodstock crash sends 1 person to hospital, fire official says

WOODSTOCK – One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday after one semitrailer rear-ended another in Woodstock, a fire official said. Wood ...
March 9, 2017 - 1:04 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

High winds leave hundreds without power in McHenry County

Hundreds were left without power Wednesday in McHenry County as the area was under a high-wind warning. Gusts reached 58 mph in the county, ...
March 9, 2017 - 12:46 am

Woodstock School District 200 Board candidates talk school district future

WOODSTOCK – School consolidation was a hot button issue at the first of the Woodstock School District 200 Board candidate forums Wednesday a ...
March 9, 2017 - 12:44 am

Friends of the Old Courthouse seeks local photographers

WOODSTOCK – The Friends of the Old Courthouse is seeking photographers for a coffee table book fundraiser.The nonprofit wants to put togethe ...
March 7, 2017 - 12:23 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 City Council considers 1 percent home-rule sales tax increase

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock shoppers might see an increase in sales tax next year.Woodstock City Council members are considering a proposed 1 perc ...
March 7, 2017 - 12:18 am

Lake in the Hills man gets two years for possessing a weapon as a felon

WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man convicted on a 2013 domestic battery charge after a jury trial last year was sentenced to two years in p ...
March 7, 2017 - 12:10 am

Local middle school students prepare for spelling bee in their own ways

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Spelling Bee is almost here, and some students are using traditional studying methods, while others are us ...
March 6, 2017 - 10:23 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 shoppers may soon have to pay for plastic bags

WOODSTOCK – The city will launch its “Sustainable Woodstock” reusable bag initiative March 11 in an effort to reduce plastic waste in Woodst ...
March 5, 2017 - 12:20 am

Woodstock-area home 'total loss' after Friday night fire

WOODSTOCK – A fire destroyed a Woodstock-area home Friday night, according to a news release from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.At 7:43 ...
March 5, 2017 - 12:05 am

McHenry County grand jury indictments

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this past week indicted these people on these charges:• Lisa A. Ostrander, 38, 2865 Northshore Drive ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:59 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally draws crowd, Woodstock counter rally

WOODSTOCK – In response to criticism aimed at President Donald Trump during his first month in office, “Spirit of America” rallies were held ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:15 pm

Editor's Desk: Trump, anti-Trump supporters coexist on Woodstock Square peacefully

WOODSTOCK – It's a place for farmers markets, town festivals, even weddings. Occasionally a haven for prognosticating groundhogs, but on a c ...
March 6, 2017 - 1:09 am

Counter rally planned for Woodstock Spirit of America Trump rally

WOODSTOCK – A counter rally has been scheduled Saturday in response to the planned “Spirit of America” rally on the Woodstock Square.The Spi ...
March 3, 2017 - 11:56 pm

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