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All fields are required, though many can also be set to be made private. Note that once created, your username cannot be changed, but this is not public and is just used for login.

All spammer accounts will be immediately removed, and if you are creating an account to submit a listing, please see important requirements below.


Your First Name.
Your Last Name
Used for login and in the URL for your member profile page, and will be publicly visible. Cannot be changed. Minimum 4 characters.
Display Name is publicly used to represent your postings...shared experiences, comments, listings, articles, etc. May be changed.
Email is required for validation & login.
Email is required for validation & login.
Password. Please create a unique and secure password that is between 12 and 30 characters in length.
Password. Please create a unique and secure password that is between 12 and 30 characters in length.

Listing Requirements

We review all submissions. We have very few and very simple listing requirements:

  • Physically located within McHenry County, Illinois (or within a city that is partially within McHenry County). Not sure what those are? Check the Cities list in the main navigation.
  • Physical address – all listings are tied to a physical address. Even if you have a home-based business that does not receive customers or clients, your listing requires an address. You may provide information that informs how you service clients (i.e., online, at client location, etc.).

Similar to spammer accounts, please, if you don’t meet these requirements, don’t waste your time trying to submit your listing. Your city, state, and/or country won’t even be selectable, and we review all submissions before they are approved and posted.

Why Join McHenry Life?

Share an experience.
Join McHenry Life and share your own experiences in McHenry County.

Share your experiences!

Share you experiences in McHenry County. Rate and review you favorite businesses!

Join in the conversation with McHenry Life and other Lifers.
You can comment on articles and listings when you join McHenry Life.

Join in the conversation!

Comment on other reviews and articles!

Favorite listings.
Favorite businesses and events you love to create your own favorites list and show support!

Create your personal list of favorites!

Create your own “Favorites” list of the places and events you love, and even share that list with others!


If you are a business, non-profit, or event, you can list your organization or event, or claim an existing listing, for FREE!

Just be sure to create your free member account first.