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July 11-August 8, 2019

Join us at Towne Park (100 Jefferson St.) on Thursday nights beginning July 11 through August 8 for weekly concerts beginning at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a variety of food trucks each week that will serve up great food to accompany the great music. 

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(*The Village will be providing Founders' Days Festival entertainment on Thursday, July 25 at Spella Park.)

For more information, please visit Algonquin Summer Concerts on Facebook or give us a call at 847-658-2716. 


June 11, 2019

The Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Village of Algonquin is again named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to effective forest management.  This is the 23rd year in which Algonquin has received this designation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. 

More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.  Further information about the Village of Algonquin’s urban forestry program is available online at www.algonquin.org/publicworks.


June 6, 2019

After decades of quarry mining, several parcels of land along the IL Route 31 corridor will soon become suitable for development. These sites are located along the boundary between the Villages of Algonquin and Cary alongside several unincorporated areas. CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Programand the Villages of Algonquin and Cary are collaborating to develop a subarea plan that will establish a long term vision for the quarry sites and surrounding area and identify desired land use and development concepts.

Building on recent planning efforts in Downtown Algonquin as well as the Village of Cary’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan will also evaluate project phasing and implementation strategies. These could include, but are not limited to utility coordination and economic development partnerships (such as a tax sharing agreement) that will be beneficial to both communities. The project will be founded on robust community engagement to ensure that the end product is driven by the needs and vision of the community, including residents, business owners, property owners, and other community stakeholders.


June 3, 2019

Valley Hi Nursing Home, McHenry County's long-term skilled nursing facility, has amassed a fund surplus of approximately $40 million, or enough to cover more than three years of operations. After months of discussion, the McHenry County Board voted on April 16, 2019, to rebate $15 million of it back to homeowners who take the homestead exemption. The Illinois Fiscal Responsibility Act provides the process by which surplus funds can be rebated. The Valley Hi rebate program follows this law.