Explore & Experience Island Lake

Welcome to the Village of Island Lake, Illinois, which resides in McHenry and Lake Counties.

Island Lake, incorporated in 1952, began decades before with the creation of the actual Island Lake, including the manmade island for which it was named.

Island lake, like much of the surrounding area, began as a summer cottage development, providing recreation and a getaway retreat.

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  • Pet Friendly
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  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

Dining & Entertainment

El Norteno

Health & Beauty

Ruby’s Beauty Salon

Spirit Nail Spa


Island Foods

Walgreens – Island Lake

AutoZone – Island Lake

Services & Organizations

Leah’s Roofing

Event Calendar



Tebala Shriners Air Squadron.
By Brian R. Brown
It was a near-perfect day for a parade. If you missed this year's Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade, then we've got over 100 photos that will show you some of what you missed, or relive what you experienced if you were there.
2022 Cary Summer Celebration fireworks.
By Brian R. Brown
Celebrate the 4th and the summer kick-off with the Cary Park District's annual Summer Celebration with some music, food, and fireworks! Come along and feast your eyes on some photos from the event.
The zig and the zag of the Zig-Zag Bridge.
By Brian R. Brown
In need of a quick escape? Need to getaway from the stress, turmoil, and general chaos of everyday life? Come along as we jump the border and experience the Anderson Japanese Gardens.
Movie in the Park.
By Brian R. Brown
Round up the family, grab chairs and blankets, and head to the movie in the park! Enjoy watching the stars on the screen under the stars in the sky with your favorite movies.
Car fans of all ages.
By Brian R. Brown
Let us get your engine running with our guide to car shows all around McHenry County! From one-off events to recurring shows, we've pulled together a collection car events that will satisfy car enthusiast in everyone.
Foodie photo.
By Brian R. Brown
Come express your inner foodie! What are your favorite restaurants? Where's your go to cafe? Share your opinions and experiences with the restaurants, cafes, and pubs you frequent in McHenry County.