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Habitat for Humanity, Home of the Sparrow help Woodstock woman get chance at a new life

WOODSTOCK – It’s taken so long to get here.Cecilia Vasquez, a 46-year-old mother of four, sat at a large dining table amid just-moved-in clu ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a ...
March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am

Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Madsen, 35, of 136 First St., Woodstock, was ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:41 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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Huntley man's domestic battery charge upgraded to murder after wife dies

HUNTLEY – A Huntley man was charged Tuesday with murdering his wife days after police responded to the couple's home for a domestic violence ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:08 am

MCC to offer art classes in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a variety of spring art classes, including watercolors, oil painting, painted wine glasses ...
March 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm

No one injured in Woodstock apartment fire

WOODSTOCK – No one was injured after a space heater caused a small fire in a Woodstock apartment Monday night, fire officials said. Woodstoc ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm

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

 

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Johnsburg man faces reckless conduct charge in Woodstock fire

WOODSTOCK – A Johnsburg man was arrested Friday after allegedly starting a fire in a wooded area that authorities said burned 5 acres of lan ...
March 24, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Woodstock police officer to talk crime trends in 'Coffee with the Chief'

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock officer will discuss crime trends within the northwest part of the city during the latest “Coffee with the Chief” in ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:53 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%

 

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Caregivers of aging parents in McHenry County feel stressors, seek more resources

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bob Maronde reached a defining conclusion almost four years ago after a health scare hospitalized his dad for weeks.Maronde, ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Sunrise Food and Liquor in Woodstock cited for underage alcohol sales

WOODSTOCK – Police cited one of Woodstock's 25 liquor license holders for underage alcohol sales during a recent compliance check, the Woods ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:41 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

 

Woodstock City Council candidates address voters during forum

WOODSTOCK – The city’s economic future and state of its historic downtown Square were central themes during a Woodstock City Council forum T ...
March 20, 2015 - 12:24 am

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines 'four-month' agenda in Woodstock (with video)

WOODSTOCK – The last time Gov. Bruce Rauner came to McHenry County it was to campaign for the state’s highest office. On Thursday, he return ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm

McHenry County Conservation District sites open earlier than normal

WOODSTOCK – Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring.Several sites already have opened and the r ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock High School students place 3rd in Illinois safe driving competition

WOODSTOCK – Students from Woodstock High School recently placed third in a statewide safe driving competition for teenagers, earning the sch ...
March 18, 2015 - 5:49 pm

After Crystal Lake teens' deaths, suicide prevention forum set at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – After the apparent suicide deaths of two Crystal Lake high school students, a community forum on the subject is planned for W ...
March 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

MCC teams up with Land Conservancy of McHenry County to offer nature classes, day trip

CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairies, wetlands amphibians and wildflower identification are the focus of several upcoming classes and day trips offered b ...
March 16, 2015 - 3:52 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

 

Fake attorney stole from McHenry County residents, indictments allege

WOODSTOCK – A man with prior felony charges alleging that he stole thousands of dollars from a marginalized population, is back in McHenry C ...
March 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Lake in the Hills newest community to denounce proposed cuts

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills on Thursday became the latest municipality to formally push back against Gov. Bruce Rau ...
March 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Woodstock brothers returning to Colombia for another mission

WOODSTOCK – It’s time for the Cooper brothers to finish what they started. Almost two and a half years after first setting out for Tierra de ...
March 16, 2015 - 12:18 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 create safe haven for online sellers, buyers

WOODSTOCK – Beginning Monday, area buyers and sellers using Craigslist and other online marketplaces to exchange goods can use the Woodstock ...
March 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm

MCC hires leaders for new, reorganized departments

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has made several new hires this year, appointing directors for its brand-new health information techno ...
March 15, 2015 - 11:21 pm

After 50 years, SEDOM's final homecoming bittersweet

WOODSTOCK – Signs with sayings such as “I mustache u to vote for John” and “Katie, Katie, she’s your lady!” were taped to the walls at the S ...
March 13, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Crystal Lake South student killed in fatal train incident in Woodstock

Thursday's fatal pedestrian-train incident appears to be a suicide involving a teenage girl, the McHenry County Sheriff's Office said.A repo ...
March 19, 2015 - 10:24 am

Woodstock School District 200's Greenwood Elementary focuses on respect (with video)

WOODSTOCK – Inside Greenwood Elementary on Friday, Rob Mecklenburg talked plainly to students on how they shouldn't use the "r-word" that ca ...
March 13, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Woodstock library to transform into mini golf course

WOODSTOCK – Residents can visit the Woodstock Public Library this weekend to check out materials, but they also can grab a putter and try to ...
March 13, 2015 - 12:03 am

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