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New salon opens on Woodstock Square

WOODSTOCK – A new salon on the Woodstock Square provides a full-service hair salon and brings unique products to the area, owner Darrin Flyn ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:20 am

Woodstock man faces felony charge after spitting in judge's face, police say

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after spitting in a judge’s face Wednesday morning, police said.Jonatha ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am

Woodstock Country Club marks 100 years: Bull Valley golf course celebrates history

BULL VALLEY – After 100 years, not much has changed at Woodstock Country Club’s golf course.And golf professional Allen Brown doesn’t expect ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:11 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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Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village ...
May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Lake in the Hills man cited after Route 47 rollover crash in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A 71-year-old Lake in the Hills man was cited Tuesday after police said his actions prompted a rollover crash that sent two peop ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Cary homeowner pleads not guilty to arson charge; judge denies bond reduction

WOODSTOCK – A Cary man is denying allegations that he set fire to a vacant two-story home he owned, leaving it uninhabitable.Daniel B. Knabu ...
May 24, 2016 - 10:42 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

 

Former Wonder Lake man guilty of sexually assaulting young family member agrees to let conviction stand

WOODSTOCK – A former Wonder Lake man convicted of sexually assaulting a young family member has agreed to let the conviction stand.A jury fo ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:06 am

Girls on the Run event in Woodstock draws more than 3,000

WOODSTOCK – With about 150 yards to go, a 9-year-old North Elementary School student shoved her feet back into her gym shoes and started run ...
May 23, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Illinois court could reinstate McHenry County State's Attorney malicious prosecution suit

WOODSTOCK – An Illinois appellate court panel could reinstate McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s malicious prosecution lawsuit.At ...
May 22, 2016 - 12:04 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%

 

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County moves family into Huntley home

HUNTLEY – When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Pinto family’s new home on Saturday, Jesus Rodarte served as evidence of the good ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:43 am

Boy airlifted in stable condition after fall from tree at Camp Lakota in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A boy was airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with injuries not considered life-threatening after he f ...
May 21, 2016 - 9:12 pm

Woodstock veteran receives MCC award after overcoming homelessness to help others

WOODSTOCK – Mike Boyer is a father to two sons, a student at McHenry Community College, a husband to Kelsee Boyer and a Marine Corps veteran ...
May 20, 2016 - 11:26 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

 

Ex-Johnsburg High School employee admits to sex abuse against students

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a former Johnsburg High School employee to prison after he admitted in court to having inapprop ...
May 20, 2016 - 11:37 pm

Woodstock man cited after car strikes pedestrian

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police cited a 23-year-old Woodstock man Thursday after they said he hit a jogging woman with his car.Jacob Colangelo ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am

St. Joseph Catholic School in Harvard graduates final middle school class

HARVARD – Four eighth grade students received their diplomas Thursday night at the final graduation ceremony for St. Joseph Catholic School ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:33 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Recovering addicts offer safe haven at Woodstock sober living home

WOODSTOCK – When Robin Kellogg walked into a small house on the outskirts of Woodstock last year, he was kicking a heroin addiction and tryi ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:18 am

Woodstock rapist who videotaped girl's gang rape resentenced

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge resentenced a Woodstock sex offender to prison after he did not seek recommended treatment and failed to ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:18 am

Woodstock mother dies after McHenry motorcycle crash

WOODSTOCK – Before the McHenry crash that ultimately claimed her life, Amy Thornton had been on an excursion with her husband of nearly 19 y ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:07 am

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

 

Crystal Lake man accused of drug-induced homicide of Wonder Lake woman gets bond cut in half

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge granted a bond reduction for a Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a s ...
May 19, 2016 - 12:56 am

Cop on a Rooftop returns Friday to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

For the 14th consecutive year, local police officers will take to the rooftops of Dunkin’ Donuts from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to benefit Spe ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:36 am

Woodstock Old Firehouse Assistance Center expands days for homeless

WOODSTOCK – After being open for 19 days, the Old Firehouse Assistance Center in Woodstock has served more than 120 homeless people, Sue Ros ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:26 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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GOP candidate: Jack Franks' departure from Illinois House race improves odds

The decision by state Rep. Jack Franks to run for McHenry County Board chairman rather than re-election to his Illinois House seat makes the ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:23 am

McHenry County SWAT team continues reach to outside police departments

WOODSTOCK – A group of police officer armed with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles jump out of the back of a towering Mine-Resistant Ambush Protec ...
May 17, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Woodstock police reports for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 17, 2016 - 7:50 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Motorcycle classes teach McHenry County riders crash avoidance, proper technique

When planning educational programs for new motorcycle riders, Scott Haas said he urges students to think of riding primarily as a mental exe ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Woodstock crash sends 3 minors to hospital

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock-area crash sent three minors to the hospital Monday, a fire official said.The Woodstock Fire Rescue District was dis ...
May 16, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Prairiewood Elementary School awarded conservation recognition

WOODSTOCK – After multiple projects by a teacher and his students, Prairiewood Elementary School in Woodstock became the first school to ear ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:43 am

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