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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  • Locally Owned Business
  • Non-Profit Entity
  • Minority/Woman Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Online/App Capable
  • Award Winning
  • Deals & Special Offers Available
  • Discounts Available
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Certification
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining Options
  • Alcohol Availability
  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

Dining & Entertainment

Sideouts Sports Tavern

El Norteno

Health & Beauty

Ruby’s Beauty Salon

Spirit Nail Spa

Shopping

Island Foods

Walgreens – Island Lake

AutoZone – Island Lake

Services & Organizations

Leah’s Roofing


Event Calendar

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Magazine

American flag flagpole waving in the wind against clouds and blue sky.
By Brian R. Brown
Take some time this Memorial Day to remember and honor those who gave their life serving in our Armed Forces. Check our guide for special Memorial Day ceremonies and parades around McHenry County.
Person on a skateboard at a skate park.
By Brian R. Brown
Rippers, groms, and kooks, we hope you'll be stoked about our newest guide as this ones for you. We've pulled together information on all of the skateparks in McHenry county.
Special section for Windy City BMW Car Club members.
By Brian R. Brown
It was a Windy City BMW kind of day at Crystal Lake BMW when they teamed up to for a Cars & Coffee car show. While they clouds were foreboding, the only rumbling was the engines.
Face painting stand, Chara's Cakepops, and fresh farm produce.
By Brian R. Brown
Know what's always in season in McHenry County? Farmers' markets! Check out our complete McHenry County Farmers Market Guide for information on local farmer markets. We provide dates, times, locations, as well as additional information and links for the individual farmer markets.
Picture perfect car show weather.
By Brian R. Brown
Illinois Motors put on a super car show on Sunday with their 2nd annual Illinois Motors Cars & Coffee event. If you missed it, we've got some pics.
Beautiful bouquet of alstroemeria in a vase with water, white cup of tea, greeting card with the inscription happy mother's day.
By Brian R. Brown
Looking for Mother's Day brunches and other ideas for Mother's Day? Be sure to check out our special McHenry County Mother's Day Guide for ways to celebrate that special someone called mom.