Explore & Experience Marengo

Welcome to the City of Marengo, Illinois.

Marengo was one of, if not the first incorporated village in McHenry County, incorporating as a village in 1857, and then as a city in 1893.

Marengo was originally known as Pleasant Grove, named after a grove of trees near the town center.

Marengo served as an important transportation stop, originally on the Galena-Chicago Trail, a stagecoach line running from Chicago out to Galena. In 1851 though, the trail was largely supplanted by the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, which helped spur growth in the area.

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Dining & Entertainment

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Cafe 20

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Joe’s Place

The Spot

Health & Beauty

Marengo Vision Center

Anytime Fitness Marengo

Snap Fitness – Marengo

Country Gentleman Barber & Styling

Shopping

First Presbyterian Church Thrift Store

Tabletop Artisans

Your Supply Depot Limited

Services & Organizations

Marengo area OutReach Enterprises, Inc

Marengo Auto Body and Glass

Sunset Motel


Event Calendar

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Magazine

Benches and lampposts line the riverwalk.
By Brian R. Brown
Riverfront Park in Algonquin provides great views of the Fox River, as well as a well-landscaped green space for relaxing. While the trees were still a little bare in early spring, the flowers were happy to show their colors to make up for it.
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.
Water churning over rocks under the bridge.
By Brian R. Brown
Come along as we check out this historic park right off the downtown Algonquin area, just blocks from the Fox River.
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.
Eggplants.
By Brian R. Brown
Know what's always in season in McHenry County? Farmers' markets! Check out our complete 2022 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.
Easter Bunny with kids at playground.
By Brian R. Brown
What better way to spend a sunny, though windy and chilly, pre-Easter Saturday than with the hardest working bunny around! Enjoy some photos from the Village of Prairie Grove's annual Easter Egg Hunt.