Explore & Experience Algonquin

Welcome to the Village of Algonquin, Illinois, which resides in both McHenry and Kane Counties.

Incorporated in 1890, Algonquin has an interesting role in the history of the automobile as home to the Algonquin Hill Climbs. The hill climbs served as early car racing and proving grounds for the automobile manufacturers from 1906 to 1913.

Interest fell away though after the automotive companies rose to the challenge, making the formidable hill climbs far less challenging, and thus, far less interesting to spectators. Today, Algonquin is still hilly, but the hills are far less formidable, except perhaps in the winter.

Algonquin spans both sides of the Fox River and today is truly a tale of two cities...from quaint little river town to major commercial shopping through the Randall Rd corridor to the west.

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Dining & Entertainment

Player’s Choice Academy

Daily Projects

Health & Beauty

Wolschlager Chiropractic Health Center – Algonquin

Horizon Chiropractic

Algonquin Chiropractic Center

MedExpress Urgent Care – Algonquin

Shopping

Swedish Ivy

DICK’S Sporting Goods – Algonquin

Office Depot – Algonquin

The Home Depot – Algonquin

Services & Organizations

Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops – Algonquin

Rob’s Complete Auto Repair

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Algonquin

Victorian Rose Garden B&B


Event Calendar

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Magazine

Lights and Christmas tree at the Historic Square in Woodstock, IL.
By Brian R. Brown
Be sure to save a little time in your hectic schedule for a stroll around the Woodstock Historic Square this holiday season to take in the festive light display.
Chair with Santa hat next to fireplace.
By Brian R. Brown
He knows whether you've been naughty or nice, but here's a last chance to put in a good word! Grab the kids and check our guide for snapping some pictures with Santa.
Holiday lights hanging over the street.
By Brian R. Brown
Bundle up the little ones and head for your closest parade route to welcome in the Christmas season! Here's our guide to the local Christmas parades happening around McHenry County.
Christmas Tree Lighting
By Brian R. Brown
Looking for Christmas Tree Lighting near you? We've got you covered...at least if you're in McHenry County. Check out our guide to the Christmas tree lighting events around McHenry County.
Clouds reflected in the pond at Rush Creek Conservation Area.
By Brian R. Brown
Autumn seemed to rush by this year. While many leaves had turned and even started falling by early November, I was fortunate enough to capture some while I visited the Rush Creek Conservation Area. Come along for the ride!
Array of flowers outside the Crystal Lake Park District administration building.
By Brian R. Brown
Whatever you think you know about the Crystal Lake Park District, there is most likely so much more that you are missing. Come along and let's see if we can uncover a few new things.