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Six people sent to hospital after Route 176 crash in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six people were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash along Route 176, the Crystal Lake Fire Department said. Emer ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Woodstock Police host 'Coffee with the Chief' on Dec. 8

WOODSTOCK – The latest "Coffee with the Chief" event at the Woodstock Police Department will feature workers from McHenry County Animal Cont ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Woodstock Police Explorer Post hosts food drive starting Dec. 1

WOODSTOCK – Starting Dec. 1, the Woodstock Police Explorer's Post #765 will host a food drive that benefits the Woodstock Food Pantry.Intere ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:59 pm

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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McHenry County Environmental Defenders host Woodstock holiday book sale

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are holding their annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall b ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County Sheriff's Office: 10 cited for selling alcohol to minors

WOODSTOCK – Ten people were cited for selling alcohol to minors after a special enforcement, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced T ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am

Info session planned in Woodstock for workers interested in becoming welders

WOODSTOCK – Grant funding is available to help dislocated workers become welders or CNC operators or programmers.An information session host ...
Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:59 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

 

Woodstock event to highlight need for construction-industry apprentices

WOODSTOCK – An event highlighting careers and apprenticeship opportunities in the construction industry is planned for December.The McHenry ...
Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:39 am

Woodstock police reports for Nov. 25, 2014

• Victor E. Garcia, 22, 315 Ridge Lane, Harvard, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 4, with driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accide ...
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:47 am

Snowplows take to McHenry County streets to tackle first real winter weather of season

It’s just snow. Yes, we got a lot of it last year along with frigid cold, but in the end it’s still only flakes of frozen water. Contrary to ...
Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:24 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%

 

On the Record With: Woodstock man selling Thanksgiving turkeys for Salvation Army

For the past several years, Tom Dougherty has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving cooking turkey – a lot of turkey.Dougherty, owner of ...
Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Crystal Lake area stable fire likely killed 32 horses

Tyson and Amber Bauman stood in the mist and rain Sunday morning as firefighters monitored the still smoldering stables where fire officials ...
Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Firefighters believe 32 horses died in stable fire between Woodstock, Crystal Lake

Fire officials say as many as 32 horses possibly died in a massive barn fire overnight Saturday at a popular stable between Crystal Lake and ...

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Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:07 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

 

Woodstock, Harvard now pursuing enterprise zone together

After an initial miscommunication, Woodstock and Harvard officials will now work together to secure various economic incentives available fr ...
Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:14 am

City partnership tasked with marketing, celebrating Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – City officials and a Woodstock non-profit will join forces to try to broaden the city's appeal through advertisements, billboard ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:02 am

3 McHenry County school districts make national AP District Honor Roll

School districts in Crystal Lake, Huntley and Woodstock were recently named to The College Board's fifth annual AP District Honor Roll, a ho ...
Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock resident to lead unit at Roosevelt

WOODSTOCK – Melissa Stutz, a veteran college administrator with more than a decade of experience in higher education, has been appointed ass ...
Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am

McHenry County clerk, treasurer reflect on years of service

WOODSTOCK – A phone call from a friend in October 1959 changed the life of recent Woodstock High School graduate Kathie Cross.Cross’ friend ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Woodstock police plan extra seat belt enforcement for Thanksgiving weekend

WOODSTOCK – Police in Woodstock will be doing extra seat belt enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday, the department recently announced ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:55 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

 

No injuries after Woodstock crash under South Street overpass

WOODSTOCK – A crash involving a truck hauling other vehicles at Route 14 at the South Street overpass in Woodstock resulted in no injuries T ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Woodstock School District 200 presents property tax hike with debt refinance plan

WOODSTOCK – District 200 officials recently unveiled a proposed 4.11 percent property tax levy increase and a debt refinance plan that shoul ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:13 am

Woodstock-based Family Alliance volunteers receive national honors

WOODSTOCK – Two volunteers from Woodstock-based Family Alliance recently received the 2014 outstanding volunteer award from the National Adu ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 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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Woman killed by Metra train between Harvard, Woodstock jumped onto tracks, witnesses say

WOODSTOCK – An unidentified woman reportedly jumped in front of a Union Pacific Northwest Metra train Thursday between Harvard and Woodstock ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Woodstock man accused of sexually abusing 3 juveniles

A Woodstock man has been charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of three juvenile acquaintances, the McHenry County Sh ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Wife from Woodstock prostitution murder gets 3 years for probation violation

WOODSTOCK – A woman who made a false police report in connection with a 2011 homicide investigation will spend time behind bars after having ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Schools

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Secondary Schools
Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Trails in Woodstock, Cary open to evening cross-country skiing, hiking this winter

Despite the sun setting earlier, hikers and cross country skiers can still take to the trails every night.The two McHenry County Conservatio ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 9:31 am

Lakewood moves forward on TIF district at Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Village Board took its first formal step toward creating a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47 at its meeti ...
Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Woodstock man died of natural causes before Crystal Lake house fire

CRYSTAL LAKE – The man who was found dead outside a Crystal Lake home that was destroyed by a fire Tuesday died of natural causes. John H. K ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:52 pm

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