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National Weather Service issues flash flood warning for McHenry County

McHenry County is under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.The warning, issued about 5:08 ...
UPDATED: Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:22 pm

On the Record With: Main Street PourHouse owner who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

Woodstock's Main Street PourHouse owner Bryson Calvin started going on hiking trips at an early age.Woodstock's Main Street PourHouse owner ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:41 am

The 'ew' factor in not showering daily

At first, I thought it was a typo on the antiperspirant – 48-hour protection. How could that be?But it’s not, and many of the antiperspirant ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 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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Ray Flavin wants to offer voters choice in race for state’s attorney

WOODSTOCK – Ray Flavin wants to give voters in November a choice.The Woodstock lawyer was chosen by the county’s Democratic Party in July to ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Democratic chairman candidate Franks to host five town hall meetings this week

Democratic McHenry County Board candidate Jack Franks will hold five town hall meetings throughout the county in the coming days to highligh ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

St. Mary School caps 100th celebrations with Mass, picnic

WOODSTOCK – A year of 100th anniversary celebrations concluded Saturday for St. Mary Catholic School in Woodstock.Bishop David Malloy, of th ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 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 police reports for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:30 am

Letter: District 200 property taxes

To the Editor:Woodstock District 200’s budget is out. For the third year in a row, District 200 is receiving substantially more state fundin ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County fans turn out for first high school football games of the season

CARY – The bleachers were packed Friday at Cary-Grove High School with fans who came to watch the first football game of the season against ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:48 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, CL men arrested following tavern burglary

UNION – Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary at Clasen’s Tavern in Union, police said.Earlier this month, the Woodstock P ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:28 pm

Woodstock to consider Route 47 crosswalks

WOODSTOCK – Crosswalks at Route 47 intersections could make traveling the road safer for pedestrians, but grant opportunities are scarce for ...
Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Crystal Lake business owner custom builds tiny home for his family

CRYSTAL LAKE – While downsizing is not unheard of, for Brent Hollenberg and his family, their next home is a significant size reduction.The ...
Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:30 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 teen accused of stabbing 31-year-old man during party

WOODSTOCK – An 18-year-old Woodstock man was arrested and charged Sunday after he allegedly stabbed a 31-year-old man during an altercation ...
Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:33 pm

100 Club of Chicago first responder Ride to kick off at Woodstock site

WOODSTOCK – The 100 Club of Chicago is kicking off its 50th anniversary First Responder Ride in Woodstock. The police escorted first respond ...
Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:02 am

McHenry County schools becoming more tech-savvy this school year

Several school districts around McHenry County are starting to incorporate more tech devices into their classes to prepare students for the ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

Conservationists invited to collect acorns to help reforest county

WOODSTOCK – Representatives from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County said acorns are falling from McHenry County oaks, signaling the star ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Woodstock police arrest 12-year-old after alleged knife altercation

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police arrested a 12-year-old boy after an alleged fight occurred at Olson Play Park involving a knife, according to a ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Woodstock man arrested following Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge burglary

WOODSTOCK – A 26-year-old Woodstock man has been charged in connection with a burglary at Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge.Police re ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:17 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

Knowledgeable on issues

With Jack Franks deciding to make a run for County Board chairman after 18 years in Springfield, voters in the 63rd district will be sending ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am

Nonprofit to host Bark-a-Paw-Looza for dog lovers on Woodstock Square

WOODSTOCK – Dog owners and their canine companions are invited to attend the second annual Bark-a-Paw-Looza on Sunday.The dog-friendly event ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:53 am

Letter: Betterment of McHenry County

I’ve been reading letters to the editor regarding Rep. Jack Franks stating a common theme. He ran for an elected office more times than he t ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am

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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Window replacement for Old Courthouse postponed over council concerns

WOODSTOCK – The next step in the Old Courthouse restoration project is on hold so Woodstock city officials can become more engaged in the pr ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:31 am

Woodstock film producers hold first showing of movie honoring late son

WOODSTOCK – About 250 people came through the doors of Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre on Wednesday night to see a private premier of “Thr ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:47 am

Woodstock to offer cost saving incentive to contractors

WOODSTOCK – City officials want to split cash saved on projects that come in under budget with contractors and have a new policy that guides ...
Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:49 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Marian Central Catholic High School superintendent fired following conduct complaints

WOODSTOCK – Marian Central Catholic High School Superintendent Andy Edmondson was fired Friday after allegations of inappropriate conduct.“W ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:57 pm

On the Record With: Recently retired McHenry County Jewish Congregation Rabbi Maralee Gordon

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock resident and McHenry County Jewish Congregation Rabbi Maralee Gordon recently retired from her position after serving ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:14 am

Letter: Fresh thinking

To the Editor:This weekend I had the opportunity to speak with John Bartman. I was disappointed when he would not provide a straight answer ...
Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am

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