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Judge upholds sentence for McHenry County man convicted of sexually assaulting family member

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not reconsider a lengthy prison sentence for a McHenry County-area man who entered a stipulated plea ...
July 29, 2016 - 1:09 am

Scorched Earth Brewing gets state recognition for being Illinois Made

ALGONQUIN – Scorched Earth Brewing Company is the first business from McHenry County recognized by Illinois Made, a new Illinois Office of T ...
July 29, 2016 - 12:43 am

Woodstock police reports for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 28, 2016 - 7:40 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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Our view: Uniform cameras worth the price

We applaud the city of Woodstock and its police department for its pursuit of body cameras for officers’ uniforms.The city recently was awar ...
July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Judge raises bond in alleged heroin DUI crash that killed Woodstock mom

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge increased the bond for woman from Wisconsin who was allegedly under the influence of heroin during a fata ...
July 29, 2016 - 1:06 am

Letter: Support civic organizations

To the Editor:I am a new resident of McHenry County and live on the Historic Woodstock Square. Wishing to give back to a town that has been ...
July 27, 2016 - 3:44 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

 

Kane County deputy, wife of ex-McHenry County undersheriff drug case transferred to Lake County

WOODSTOCK – A criminal case against a Kane County sheriff’s deputy and wife of the former McHenry County undersheriff will be heard in Lake ...
July 27, 2016 - 12:33 am

Wisconsin woman pleads not guilty in crash that killed Woodstock mom

WOODSTOCK – A Wisconsin woman formally denied allegations that she was under the influence of heroin during a McHenry crash that seriously i ...
July 26, 2016 - 12:18 am

Let's Square Dance event to be held in Woodstock in August

WOODSTOCK – A new event – Let’s Square Dance – is coming to the Woodstock Square in August. While the event will not actually feature tradit ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:12 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 OKs contract for Route 14 multi-use path

WOODSTOCK – When cyclists and pedestrians travel on Route 14 in Woodstock between West Lake Shore Drive and Lake Avenue, they will no longer ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:11 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Peterson: Woodstock shortcut leads to road rage incident

This happened awhile back, and I am still perplexed by it, as I usually am by road rage.One of the best shortcuts in Woodstock is at the end ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 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 Board committee to mull advisory anti-corruption referendum

WOODSTOCK – The persistence of a local political activist might result in a countywide advisory referendum aimed at curbing the influence of ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Employers, prospective workers connect at Woodstock health care job fair

WOODSTOCK – Both job seekers and employers built connections Friday at the Health Care Industry Job Fair.Hosted by the McHenry County Workfo ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:47 pm

McHenry man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

WOODSTOCK – Jurors on Friday found a McHenry man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer, and entombing her body in a room ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Jury deliberates in McHenry man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

WOODSTOCK — Jurors are deliberating in the case of a McHenry man charged in the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend whose remains were ...
July 22, 2016 - 3:16 pm

McHenry man charged with first-degree murder of ex-girlfriend takes stand, denies charges

WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross does not deny he owned and lived in a home at 518 Country Club Drive in McHenry.He does not deny that ex-girlfri ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:45 am

In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in w ...
July 21, 2016 - 2:37 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 receives grant for police body camera program

WOODSTOCK – Officers at the Woodstock Police Department could be adding body cameras to their uniforms with the help of a recent grant.The c ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock scabies outbreak under control, administrator says

WOODSTOCK – The administrator of Valley Hi Nursing Home assured McHenry County Board members that a recent outbreak of Norwegian scabies is ...
July 21, 2016 - 12:00 am

Caretaker testifies about finding woman's remains in McHenry home at murder trial

WOODSTOCK – A woman who found the remains of 49-year-old Jacqueline Schaefer testified Wednesday that she went into William Ross's abandoned ...
July 20, 2016 - 11:58 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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McHenry man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was abusive alcoholic, prosecutors say

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors described William J. Ross as a controlling, abusive alcoholic who took things too far when he shot his ex-girlfriend ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm

Woodstock man who spit in judge's face sentenced to 3 years in prison

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted to spitting in a McHenry County judge's face during a M ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Woodstock police looking for police officer candidates to add to eligibility list

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is looking for candidates interested in joining the Woodstock Police Department.The department is trying t ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:43 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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McHenry man charged in connection with 2014 robbery

McHENRY – Two people, including a McHenry man, have been charged in connection with the 2014 robbery of a McHenry cigarette store, police sa ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:28 pm

Crowdfunding sites give families financial, emotional backing

When Woodstock North High School Assistant Principal Steve Rick was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma in June, friends created a Yo ...
July 19, 2016 - 12:38 am

Archaeology Field School attempts to uncover McHenry County history

WOODSTOCK – Midwest Archaeological Research Services is giving Illinois students the opportunity to uncover a part of McHenry County’s past ...
July 18, 2016 - 3:41 pm

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