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Huntley man gets 2 years in prison for stealing gun vault, credit card

WOODSTOCK – A Huntley man was sentenced to two years in prison after he admitted to stealing a gun vault and a Discover credit card.Shawn M. ...
May 3, 2016 - 12:38 am

McHenry County Sheriff's Office warns of caller posing as dispatcher

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent incident in which a male caller posing as a sheriff's dispatcher l ...
May 3, 2016 - 12:28 am

McHenry County officials to host 7th Drug Court graduation ceremony

WOODSTOCK – In celebration of “National Drug Court Month,” the 22nd Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court will hold a commencement ceremony at 6 ...
May 2, 2016 - 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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Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am

McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.G ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am

Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sports

On the heels of two states legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports, Illinois lawmakers are hoping to do the same.Indiana and Virginia ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:05 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

 

Pingree Grove man cited after Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK – Emergency responders took two people to the hospital and issued one citation after a crash that left one vehicle in a ditch, pol ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:15 am

Woodstock crash sends Crystal Lake man to hospital

WOODSTOCK – A 66-year-old Crystal Lake man was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock Saturday morning after a two-vehicle crash, a fire off ...
April 30, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Letter: More animal abuse

To the Editor:A puppy has been the latest victim in animal abuse/neglect. To all animals that have been abused/neglected, if they could do t ...
April 30, 2016 - 5:30 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 Police's Robert Lowen to host his last Coffee with the Chief

WOODSTOCK – Police Chief Robert Lowen will hold his last Coffee with the Chief event as head of the Woodstock Police Department on May 9.Low ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:21 am

McHenry County deputy receives Lifesaving Award

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Mandernack didn’t expect to save a life when he started his shift on March 21.Members of th ...
April 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Woodstock lawyer touts experience in McHenry County State's Attorney race

Woodstock-based attorney Jim Harrison says his "vast and wide" experience is what sets he and his opponent apart in the race for McHenry Cou ...
April 29, 2016 - 5:34 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

 

Fox River Grove woman made up abandoned puppy in pillowcase story, police say

WOODSTOCK – Police said a story about a puppy, since dubbed Woodstock, being found on the side of the road after being abandoned turned out ...
April 29, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Woodstock's 9 siblings join him in animal shelter care in Gilberts

WOODSTOCK – The puppy reportedly discovered in a duct-taped pillow case near Route 14 last week is not an only child.Woodstock the puppy has ...
April 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Free Star Wars Day at Woodstock Library

FREE – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., WoodstockWear costumes, make crafts and celebrate all thi ...
April 28, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock to get new principal

WOODSTOCK – A Hampshire woman with 20 years of experience in education will step into one of the top administrative roles at Marian Central ...
April 27, 2016 - 11:57 pm

McHenry County animal shelters aim to create the perfect match with pets

WOODSTOCK – Ravelle Schwab considers herself a matchmaker of sorts.People come to her with an idea of their ideal new friend. Fun, loving, p ...
April 28, 2016 - 11:37 am

'Bach to Rock' at Woodstock Opera House combines classical, rock music

This isn’t his mother’s cello.Born into a family of classical musicians in Communist Romania, Petar Kecenovici was destined to play the cell ...
April 28, 2016 - 12:40 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

 

Letter: Keep your cats home

To the Editor:I’m writing this letter in regards to the gentleman accused of shooting his neighbor’s cat. I can understand his frustration. ...
April 27, 2016 - 5:30 am

Hebron Village President John Jacobson pleads not guilty to drug, firearms charges

WOODSTOCK – Hebron Village President John Jacobson on Tuesday formally denied drug and firearms charges based on allegations that police fou ...
April 26, 2016 - 11:28 pm

Marengo man accused of shooting Woodstock man with BB gun at golf course

MARENGO – A Marengo man was charged with battery in a Monday incident in which another man was shot twice in the hand with a BB gun at the 1 ...
April 26, 2016 - 4:21 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 County's Valley Hi capital plan not a plan to spend down reserve, administrator says

WOODSTOCK – An ongoing capital plan for Valley Hi Nursing Home is not a mad race to spend down its large budget surplus, its administrator s ...
April 26, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Woodstock police to host drug take-back event Saturday

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years t ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:04 am

McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Car hits guide wire in Woodstock, sends 1 to hospital

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock 17-year-old girl was transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock with minor injuries after her car ran off the road ...
April 25, 2016 - 7:36 pm

Woodstock man pleads guilty to cyberstalking 16-year-old girl

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Woodstock man to one year of probation after he admitted to cyberstalking a 16-year-old girl.
April 25, 2016 - 6:38 pm

Woodstock police: Puppy abandoned in sealed pillowcase near Route 14

WOODSTOCK – Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a puppy was placed in a pillowcase secured with duct tape and abandoned ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:54 pm

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