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Senate Bill 16, Illinois school funding formula topic of Algonquin forum

ALGONQUIN – Two local General Assembly members will host a forum next week to raise awareness about a controversial overhaul of the school f ...
Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:12 am

McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in September, down from 7.1 percent a year ago, according to prelimina ...
Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am

Algonquin police reports for Oct. 21, 2014

• Michael J. Schiller, 39, 11607 Daniel Lane, Huntley, was charged Thursday, Sept. 18, with retail theft.• A 17-year-old Algonquin boy was c ...
Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1902
5 to 9 Years 1997
10 to 14 Years 2672
15 to 19 Years 2496
20 to 24 Years 1239
25 to 34 Years 2970
35 to 44 Years 5432
45 to 54 Years 4772
55 to 59 Years 1902
60 to 64 Years 1913
65 to 74 Years 1952
75 to 84 Years 492
85 Years and Over 185
Median Age (in years) 38.8

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Ancestry

American 851 2.8%
Arab 58 0.2%
Czech 328 1.1%
Danish 294 1.0%
Dutch 696 2.2%
English 2,044 6.6%
French (except Basque) 686 2.2%
French Canadian 176 0.6%
German 8,466 27.4%
Greek 256 0.8%
Hungarian 488 1.6%
Irish 4,365 14.1%
Italian 3,945 12.8%
Lithuanian 130 0.4%
Norwegian 626 2.0%
Polish 5,118 16.5%
Portuguese 75 0.2%
Russian 448 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 83 0.3%
Scottish 243 0.8%
Slovak 88 0.3%
Subsaharan Africa 105 0.3%
Swedish 1,042 3.4%
Swiss 71 0.2%
Ukrainian 127 0.4%
Welsh 106 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 20 0.1%

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McHenry County home sales up 2.1 percent in September

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County home sales increased 2.1 percent in September as sale prices climbed and more homes were put on the market.McH ...
Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:03 am

Heineman Middle School to perform ‘Aladdin Jr.’

HUNTLEY – Students from Heineman Middle School will perform the musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Thursday and Saturday inside the Performing Arts Ce ...
Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:20 am

Algonquin Wal-Mart open after bomb threat, evacuation

ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release. A ...
Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:04 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 217 1.1%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 658 3.4%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 3,893 19.8%
Some College, No Degree 3,772 19.2%
Associates Degree 1,885 9.6%
Bachelor's Degree 5,869 29.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,324 16.9%
Population 25 years and Over 19,618
High School Graduate or Higher 95.53&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 46.86%

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Gender

Male 14,988 50.09%
Female 14,936 49.91%
Total Population 29,924

Huntley School District 158 looks to restructure more debt

HUNTLEY – District 158 officials in the coming months will look to restructure outstanding debt that capitalizes on low interest rates and c ...
Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Algonquin homeowner escapes house fire; firefighters rescue birds

ALGONQUIN — No one was injured in an early-morning house fire Saturday on Lexington Drive.According to a news release from the Algonquin-Lak ...
Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:17 am

Verizon retailer The Cellular Connection to open in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – The Cellular Connection, a Verizon retailer, plans to open its first store in Algonquin on Saturday. The locally owned store, at ...
Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Household Type

Total Households 10,388
Family Households 8,102 77.99%
with own children under 18 years 4,173 40.17%

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 10,388
Owner-Occupied 9,172 88.29%
Renter Occupied 1,216 11.70&

McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 5 percent for August, lowest for month since 2007

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in August – its lowest level for the month since 2007, according to prel ...
Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:47 pm

McHenry County police departments participating in prescription drug take-back day

Several area police departments are scheduled to participate in Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. The drug take back day ...
Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm

Gander Mountain to open Algonquin store Oct. 7

ALGONQUIN – Gander Mountain's new retail store in Algonquin will open Oct. 7. On Monday, crews continued to work on the 52,000-square-foot s ...
Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:07 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1509

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 7,577
Median (dollars) $2224
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 1,595
Median (dollars) $773

Algonquin police reports for Sept. 18, 2014

• Jessica R. Lindom, 25, 1 Renaissance Place, Unit 1106, Palatine, was charged Sunday, Aug. 31, with driving under the influence and speedin ...
Sept. 18, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Candidate packet for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire district trustee available

One trustee position for the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will be up grabs during the spring election scheduled for ...
Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:14 am

On the Record With ... Evelyn Crabtree

At age 89, Evelyn Crabtree is both an artist and her own art critic.A good chunk of her room at Eastgate Manor, an Algonquin assisted living ...
Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:04 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

Bub’s Subs creator tries hot dog restaurant in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Inside of Chicago Grill, a Lake in the Hills restaurant that opened in July, customers place their orders at the counter ...
Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:50 am

Ward and Sandidge: Use scaling to find success

How satisfied are you with the results you receive from the time, energy and dollars you put into marketing your business? Your overall mark ...
Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:00 am

Craver: As a stakeholder, I demand government stop calling me a stakeholder

As Buddha once said, words have the power to both destroy and heal.But they also have the power to take the middle road and annoy the hell o ...

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Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 23 0.15%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,018 6.57%
Construction 736 4.75%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 3,139 20.25%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,482 9.56%
Information 570 3.68%
Manufacturing 2,300 14.84%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 462 2.98%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 1,866 12.04%
Public Administration 215 1.39%
Retail Trade 2,052 13.24%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 798 5.15%
Wholesale Trade 840 5.42%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 15,501

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Land

Area (in square miles) 12.23
Density (in square feet) 2,446.8

Algonquin to work with 'Bring Your Own Bag' campaign

ALGONQUIN – With encouragement from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, the village is bringing the "Bring Your Own Bag" campaign ...
Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am

Algonquin Western Bypass opens to traffic

ALGONQUIN – Three construction seasons and $88.5 million later, the Algonquin Western Bypass is officially open to traffic. Workers removed ...
Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:14 am

Patrick S. O’Connor: Plant your inheritance within your portfolio

Money can, after all, grow on trees – family trees.And judging by the $8.4 trillion baby boomers are expected to inherit from older generati ...
Aug. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,584
Cuban 19
Mexican 1,503
Other Hispanic or Latino 610
Puerto Rican 452
Total Population 2,584
Not Hispanic or Latino 27,340
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 12
Asian Alone 2,486
Black or African American Alone 744
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 13
Two or More Races 258
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 258
White Alone 23,827
Total Population 29,924

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Algonquin police reports for Aug. 28, 2014

• A 16-year-old Algonquin girl was charged Thursday, Aug. 7, with a curfew violation.• Malik Re, 18, 401 Fairway View Drive, Algonquin, was ...
Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:49 am

Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin man was recently arrested after two grams of heroin were recovered from the vehicle he was driving, McHenry County ...
Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Need for skilled workers still prevalent

Adam Hoambrecker, 29, of West Dundee, makes a shim die that will be used inside of the Algonquin business Kenmode Tool and Engineering. The ...
Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Unified School Districts Community Unit School District 300
Unified School Districts Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158

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Weather

January
Avg. High 28
Avg. Low 13
Mean 21
Avg. Precipitation 1.9
February
Avg. High 33
Avg. Low 17
Mean 25
Avg. Precipitation 1.97
March
Avg. High 44
Avg. Low 26
Mean 35
Avg. Precipitation 2.29
April
Avg. High 57
Avg. Low 38
Mean 48
Avg. Precipitation 3.56
May
Avg. High 68
Avg. Low 48
Mean 58
Avg. Precipitation 4.24
June
Avg. High 78
Avg. Low 58
Mean 68
Avg. Precipitation 3.85
July
Avg. High 82
Avg. Low 63
Mean 73
Avg. Precipitation 3.78
August
Avg. High 79
Avg. Low 61
Mean 70
Avg. Precipitation 4.86
September
Avg. High 72
Avg. Low 52
Mean 62
Avg. Precipitation 3.4
October
Avg. High 60
Avg. Low 41
Mean 51
Avg. Precipitation 3.1
November
Avg. High 47
Avg. Low 30
Mean 39
Avg. Precipitation 3.04
December
Avg. High 33
Avg. Low 18
Mean 26
Avg. Precipitation 2.26

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McHenry County unemployment rate hits 5.7 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to pre ...
Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Volunteers needed for upcoming Lake in the Hills festival

LAKE IN THE HILLS – There are about two weeks until the 2014 Summer Sunset Festival, and the event is in need of more volunteers. A call fro ...
Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:02 am

District 300 school begins a new school year

ALGONQUIN – Math has always been fun for 9-year-old Olivia Reynolds, a fourth grader in District 300. "I don't know why, but I just like it, ...
Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:12 am

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