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Woodstock mayor travels to Springfield to discuss Route 47 project

WOODSTOCK – Illinois Department of Transportation representatives assured Woodstock officials who traveled to Springfield this week that the ...
March 30, 2017 - 12:39 am

Some Woodstock business owners concerned about proposed sales tax increase

WOODSTOCK – As city officials consider a proposed sales tax increase, some Woodstock business owners are concerned the move could harm their ...
March 30, 2017 - 12:39 am

Woodstock-area crash sends 3 to hospital

WOODSTOCK – Firefighters spent nearly two hours working to free two people trapped in their vehicles after a crash early Tuesday morning nea ...
March 29, 2017 - 12:04 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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McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issued dozens of citations during DUI effort

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of an enforcement campaign conducted during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday designed ...
March 29, 2017 - 12:00 am

Environmental Defenders taking applications for scholarships

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors planning to pur ...
March 28, 2017 - 12:08 am

City of Woodstock accepting donations for people displaced after apartment building fire

WOODSTOCK – The city is accepting donations on behalf of the families displaced after Saturday’s Willow Brooke apartment building fire.About ...
March 27, 2017 - 11:59 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

 

Road construction season shaping up to be mild in McHenry County

This road construction season is going to be something that McHenry County drivers aren’t used to – quiet.Commuters in the past several year ...
March 27, 2017 - 12:53 am

McHenry County Jail now offers substance abuse recovery meetings

WOODSTOCK – Inmates at the McHenry County Jail now are able to attend substance abuse recovery support meetings while in custody.The newly d ...
March 26, 2017 - 12:22 am

Massive fire at Woodstock apartment displaces about 50 people, fire official says

NORTHWEST HERALDWOODSTOCK – A huge fire that broke out early Saturday in Woodstock sent one person to the hospital and displaced about 30 fa ...
March 25, 2017 - 11:55 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%

 

As deaths mount, McHenry County prosecutors target drug dealers

Christina Fredricksen tried to save her father from heroin addiction.For many years, she did whatever she could to help him get sober, wheth ...
March 27, 2017 - 1:04 am

Lake in the Hills man faces more child sex charges

WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man accused of sexually abusing a girl has been charged with additional sex crimes involving a second victim ...
March 26, 2017 - 12:16 am

Crystal Lake lawyer pleads not guilty to gun, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake lawyer formally denied drunken driving and gun charges based on allegations that he drove under the influence of ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:54 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 City Council candidates differ on proposed sales tax increase

WOODSTOCK – The proposed home rules sales tax was the No. 1 talking point at a Woodstock City Council candidate forum Thursday at the Woodst ...
March 24, 2017 - 12:44 am

Woodstock man denies firing gun at dartboard during party

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man denied allegations that he fired a handgun at a dartboard during a party, damaging a neighbor’s vehicle.Paul F. ...
March 22, 2017 - 12:19 am

Woodstock Police Department arrests two in connection with car burglaries

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department has arrested two men in connection with car burglaries and a report of a stolen vehicle.Maurice ...
March 21, 2017 - 12:28 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Woodstock police: Don't drink and drive this St. Patrick’s Day weekend

WOODSTOCK – Police departments in McHenry County are warning drivers to not drink and drive during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.“The Woodstock ...
March 17, 2017 - 11:57 pm

Editor's Desk: McHenry County election coverage ramping up

Although we aren’t expecting any Russian meddling or WikiLeaks scandals, the next big elections are around the corner in dozens of races for ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:22 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

 

3 vying to become Woodstock mayor in April 4 consolidated election

WOODSTOCK – Property taxes and economic development are two hot topics among Woodstock mayoral candidates as the April 4 election approaches ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:37 am

Woodstock School D-200 Board candidates talk consolidation, property taxes

WOODSTOCK – Property taxes and school consolidation remained hot topics at the second Woodstock School District 200 board candidates forum T ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:16 am

Land Conservancy of McHenry County offering burn training class

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents interested in learning about prescribed burns can participate in a burn training workshop March 25.The ...
March 15, 2017 - 12:30 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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Family members sue Spring Grove man charged with killing wife

WOODSTOCK – A Spring Grove man charged with fatally shooting his wife in the neck in their home faces a lawsuit family members of the victim ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:35 am

Wonder Lake man sentenced to 8 years in prison for 6th DUI

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to his sixth drunken driving offense.Rob ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:31 am

Local Family Video stores raising money for cancer research

McHENRY – Family Video stores in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are participating in a campaign called Round It Up to benefit the Lymphoma Rese ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:12 am

Woodstock School District 200 students published in World Ecology Report

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Northwood Middle School students’ research could make flying safer worldwide.Woodstock District 200 Challenge Corps st ...
March 11, 2017 - 11:08 pm

McHenry County State's Attorney's Office forms crime victims support group

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has formed a support group for those who have lost someone to crime.Members of the ...
March 10, 2017 - 1:04 am

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