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

Cafe 20

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

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Marengo-Union Library District

Marengo area OutReach Enterprises, Inc


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Magazine

Man on a snowmobile.
By Brian R. Brown
Grab your sled and get ready to hit the trails! No, not that sled...the big one! If you are itching to hit those white trails, be sure to check our guide for snowmobiling trails in McHenry County.
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.