Explore & Experience Cary

Welcome to the Village of Cary, Illinois. Originally called Cary Station thanks to the addition at the time of the Illinois & Wisconsin Railway line and train station, it was officially renamed Cary when it was incorporated in 1893.

Like much of the county, Cary can trace its roots back to farming. But perhaps the real boon was the addition of the train line and station, connecting Cary farmers to big cities like Chicago and a lucrative, of all things, pickle business, that helped Cary prosper.

The current train station, though updated over the years, still sits where the original station was constructed back in 1863.

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Dining & Entertainment

Breaking Bread Catering & Deli – Cary

Galati’s Hideaway

Cary Ale House & Brewing Company

750 Cucina Rustica

Health & Beauty

Body Styling

Epimoni, LLC

Stay Fit 24 Cary

Anytime Fitness Cary

Shopping

Tobacco Stop

Hertz Car Sales

All Marine Motorsports

Services & Organizations

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Cary Area Public Library

StratusComm – Managed IT Services

Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce


Event Calendar

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Magazine

Library Lovers Expedition 2023 banner.
By Brian R. Brown
Join the Library Lovers Expedition by taking a tour of 13 local libraries and get enter into a drawing for one of several amazing gift baskets.
Radon mitigation fan installed.
By Brian R. Brown
After learning about other neighbors adding radon mitigation fans to their homes, we started down the path to better educate ourselves, implement our own monitoring system, and ultimately having a mitigation fan added to our home as well. You may want or need to add one to yours as well.
Boy sledding in the winter.
By Brian R. Brown
If the thought of packed snow and big hills brings out the kid in you, or makes you want to bring your kids outside, then you'll love our Sledding Hills Guide... as much as the thought of how tuckered out those kids will be after a few hours sledding!
Group of people ice skating.
By Brian R. Brown
If you've been itching to lace up those skates and get out on the ice, then you're in luck. Before you head out, be sure to check our guide for local McHenry County ice skating rinks.
Gazebo and park trees decorated with Christmas lights.
By Brian R. Brown
While the new year is upon us and the holiday decorations have started to come down, enjoy this look at the Huntley Christmas lights in the Town Square.
By Brian R. Brown
Who's up for a giveaway?! Start off your new year by entering the first-ever "My McHenry Life $100 Giveaway."