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USPS to deliver packages on Sundays in Spring Grove

SPRING GROVE – Online shopping on sites such as Amazon has led to the U.S. Postal Service delivering packages to a growing number of towns – ...
Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:16 am

MCCD feels strain of maintaining land using referendum dollars

Nodding Trillium is a delicate looking flower with three broad, usually white petals. It was thought to have vanished from Illinois after be ...
Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm

LGMC gives PADS shelter basement a makeover

WOODSTOCK – The smell of latex paint wafted Saturday morning from the basement of the McHenry County Public Action to Deliver Shelter Day Ce ...
Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:06 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 Conservation District land acquisitions

The McHenry County Conservation District has acquire more than 4,000 acres throughout the county using money from general obligations bonds ...
Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Woodstock community project creates new city park

WOODSTOCK – Gigi Carlson and her students from a District 200 specialty program returned from an international competition in Germany two ye ...
Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Woodstock kindergartners get homemade pumpkin patch

WOODSTOCK – In preparation for a photo, kindergartner Emmit Graham used both arms to scoop up a pile of red, yellow and orange leaves before ...
Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:05 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 police reports for Oct. 15, 2014

• Claude L.J. Henderson, 56, 1107 N. Hayes St., Harvard, was charged Monday, Sept. 1, with aggravated assault.• David J. Stott, 25, 425 Andr ...
Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:38 pm

SEDOM Executive Board meeting moved to facilitate larger crowd after closing news spreads

WOODSTOCK – After news spread that the Special Education District of McHenry County plans to end center school programming after this school ...
Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Corporate IT Department opens in Woodstock

Corporate IT Department in Woodstock recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and multi-chamber mixer. Owner Mark Peloquin along with Woods ...
Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 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%

 

Woodstock weighs new ideas for Old Courthouse

WOODSTOCK – Throw a brew pub, cultural center and office space into the mix. Woodstock officials’ ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic ...
Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:03 pm

New Woodstock School District 200 superintendent gets reacquainted with community

WOODSTOCK – Returning home nearly 23 years after completing his Woodstock education, Mike Moan has been busy reacquainting himself with the ...
Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:18 am

Woodstock School District 200 passes balanced budget for 2014-15

WOODSTOCK – For the third straight year, District 200 officials will rely on reserves to balance their new $66.8 million operating budget. ...
Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:53 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

 

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County hosts fall book sale

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County's annual Big Fall Book Sale features a second location in Woodstock this year. The ...
Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:23 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

Woodstock police reports for Sept. 22, 2014

• Timothy C. Wilson, 20, 720 St. Johns Road, Woodstock, was charged Thursday, Aug. 21, with aggravated battery and mob action.• Brandon E. H ...
Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $190,300

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $56,479

 

Woodstock police reports for Sept. 16, 2014

• Saul Rendon, 49, 1522 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, was charged Tuesday, Aug. 5, with driving under the influence, driving an uninsured mot ...
Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:30 am

2 Woodstock residents charged with burglarizing Crystal Lake church

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Woodstock residents were charged with breaking into and stealing from a Crystal Lake church, police said. Zachary D. Armi ...
Sept. 12, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Public House to lease Old Courthouse

WOODSTOCK – A familiar eatery to Woodstock residents could occupy the vacant restaurant space at the Old Courthouse later this winter, after ...
Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:22 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

 

Two Tails Market, Java Planet to close in September

WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market and Eatery and neighboring Java Planet in Woodstock plan to close early next month.The adjacent businesses at 2 ...
Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Woodstock police reports for Aug. 18, 2014

• Desiree A. Elliot, 44, 2420 Applewood Lane, Woodstock, was charged Friday, July 18, with driving under the infuence and aggravated battery ...
Aug. 18, 2014 - 2:28 pm

On the Record with … Mike Skala

HUNTLEY – Mike Skala has only recently returned to work, both at his business in Woodstock and on the McHenry County Board. A trip to the do ...
Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:27 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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Munch aims to change McHenry County’s culinary landscape

WOODSTOCK – There’s a new restaurant in town, and its owners are out to change the local eatery landscape. “Don’t get me wrong. There are so ...
Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Caldwell: Break free from the drama trap

Every organization strives for a productive, healthy and energetic work force, but sometimes your valuable employees fall into the drama tra ...
Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am

Gray: Local small businesses vital to Woodstock economy

One constant message about the economic recovery has been the importance of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Homegrown businesses not onl ...
Aug. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am

Schools

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

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Prosecutors detail alleged sexual assault; judge reduces bond

WOODSTOCK – At a bond hearing Thursday, a McHenry County prosecutor detailed a convoluted timeline of events that ended with a Woodstock tee ...
Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Woodstock council members talk medical marijuana proposal

WOODSTOCK – Two City Council members and the Woodstock mayor say they're open to public input on a developer's interest in putting a medical ...
Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Woodstock police reports for Aug. 11, 2014

• Sheila E. Johnston, 28, 1965 Sheila St., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, June 21, with retail theft.• Kacey Beth Henderson, 20, 710 Saint ...
Aug. 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm

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