Explore & Experience Lake in the Hills

The Village of Lake in the Hills, more commonly known as Lake in the Hills, or LITH, is home to the Lake in the Hills Airport, a single runway airport designated as an FAA reliever airport for Chicago O'Hare.

What began in 1923 from a few houses around Woods Creek Lake, grew over the years as a get-away retreat for Chicago vacationers, to year-round residents, until its official founding as the Village of Lake in the Hills in 1952.

While still primarily a residential community, Lake in the Hills has a prime commercial area along the Randall Road corridor and hosts the annual Summer Sunset Festival.

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Dining & Entertainment

Bistro Wasabi

Konrad’s Bakery

Health & Beauty

Complete Family Wellness PLLC

Healthy by Nature Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Center

Lake in the Hills Family Chiropractic

Precise Chiropractic Center

Shopping

Signature Truck Center

Lemon Grove Trucks Inc.

Boutique Motors, Inc

Berquist Marine Center

Services & Organizations

Billing Specialist Services

Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry

Balleno Autobody Solutions, Inc.

U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer – LITH


Event Calendar

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Magazine

Antique fire engine.
By Brian R. Brown
Get your dose of Christmas spirit with these photos from downtown Crystal Lake for the Festival of Lights Parade, tree lighting, arrival of Santa, and a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane.
Christmas trees tagged at the farm.
By Brian R. Brown
Whether you've ever had a real Christmas tree or not, our guide is here to help you navigate the challenges of having real trees. Be sure to check out our list of local Christmas tree farms.
Empty plate with fork and spoon.
By Brian R. Brown
We've compiled a guide for McHenry County food pantries, broken out by city. No one in our community should have to battle hunger. We hope this guide will prove helpful if you yourself or someone you know needs to utilize these services, or if you would like to help out
Shiny ornaments and lights on Christmas tree.
By Brian R. Brown
Looking for Christmas Tree Lighting near you? Craving a holiday light display or show? We've got you covered...at least if you're in McHenry County. Check out our guide to the Christmas tree lighting events & holiday light displays around McHenry County.
Visiting with Santa Claus.
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.
Meadowdale Raceway Silo.
By Brian R. Brown
If you close your eyes, you can almost hear the roar of the engines as the cars worked their way around Meadowdale Raceway. Today though, you'll mostly hear some traffic from Hwy 31, the occasional sounds of mountain bikers, and nature. But you can still explore the old track.