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Woodstock City Council OKs train depot plan with video gaming

WOODSTOCK – The issue of video gaming nearly snagged a business proposal that would create a cafe, deli, convenience store and small bar ins ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am

McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks. Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:04 am

Woodstock Christmas Clearing House to serve 2,500 kids with food, toys

WOODSTOCK – About a week before Christmas, Cheryl Nolan of Woodstock spent Wednesday night in a drafty warehouse with her sons, who were mor ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:27 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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Michelle Obama designates Woodstock a 'Preserve America Community'

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is one of just 11 Illinois locations that can call itself a Preserve America Community, after a recent des ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Safe routes to school

To the Editor:I recently came across a list of Illinois communities that will receive “Safe Routes to School” grants and was glad to see tha ...

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Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am

Election 2015: McHenry County-area candidates turn in paperwork in first day of filing

Monday marked the first day most candidates could file for the spring municipal elections. Most villages and cities saw a sprinkling of cand ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 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

 

Spain designates Woodstock school as 'International Spanish Academy'

WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, officials from Spain will recognize a School District 200 elementary for showing excellence in language education. A ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

McHenry County Health Department host flu shot clinic Thursday

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Health Department officials say there is still time to get a flu shot before the holiday get-togethers with famil ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:24 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%

 

McHenry County microbreweries giving spent grains to farmers

At Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, grain is warmed and broken up during the brewing process, and it is coarsely ground. This allows the ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Woodstock real estate agent earns green designation

WOODSTOCK – Becky Kirchner with Re/Max Plaza’s Team Open Doors has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am

Woodstock Police's Thanksgiving enforcement nets 2 drunken driving arrests, 66 citations

WOODSTOCK – A special enforcement during the Thanksgiving week netted Woodstock police two drunken driving arrests and more than 60 traffic ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:14 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

 

Child care disconnect: Costs squeeze McHenry County families while providers see real wages shrink

CRYSTAL LAKE – The little girl broke out into a smile once she had Lisa Camasta’s attention. The Crystal Lake woman had been caring for Vivi ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm

2 adults, 1 juvenile charged after Woodstock thrift store burglarized, police say

WOODSTOCK – Two adults and a juvenile were arrested this week after a Woodstock thrift store was reportedly burglarized Tuesday night, polic ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:17 am

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

McHenry County Workforce Network Youth program to host job fair

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Workforce Network Youth Program is now hiring for ages 18 to 21. Paid internships, training and certification ...
Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:16 am

Environmental Defenders to host recycling drive in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A recycling drive planned by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will take batteries, video tapes, CDs and other items ...
Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:52 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

 

Woodstock police reports for Dec. 8, 2014

• Dewayne Williams, 25, 5816 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, was charged Wednesday, Nov. 12, with battery, possession of a controlled substance an ...
Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:50 am

Probation, public service ordered in Woodstock horse cruelty case

WOODSTOCK – In finding a Woodstock woman guilty of animal cruelty, a McHenry County judge determined that she was the only one responsible f ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Woodstock homeowners expected to pay same property tax rate under city plan

WOODSTOCK – With their latest property tax request, city officials are only looking to capture revenue from new growth in Woodstock, a move ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:41 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 agencies exploring fiber optic possibilities

Numerous officials behind a $2.11 million project that would create a broadband fiber-optic network in the Woodstock area acknowledge that t ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm

574 McHenry County high school seniors named Illinois State Scholars for 2015-16

There are 574 high school seniors in McHenry County who can call themselves Illinois State Scholars. The names of the 2015-2016 state schola ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:32 am

Crystal Lake family recovering after barn fire killed dozens of horses

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake family is starting to move forward after a devastating barn fire that killed as many as 32 horses. It's been a ...
Dec. 4, 2014 - 7:05 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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North Carolina man gets 3 years for having sex with Woodstock girl

WOODSTOCK – A North Carolina man admitted to having sex with a Woodstock girl, whom authorities said he met online. Ernesto Navarro-Mendoza ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Woodstock man charged with breaking into cars, stealing electronics, cash

WOODSTOCK – A 22-year-old Woodstock man was charged Tuesday with burglary and theft after police said he recently broke into eight unlocked ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:35 pm

McHenry County businesses claim Black Friday, weekend shopping success

National numbers for the biggest shopping weekend of the holiday season were down across the board, according to recently released data. Sti ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:45 pm

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