LAKE IN THE HILLS – For many years, the village’s population and footprint slowly grew.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Within the past year, volunteers have been working to save a former one-room schoolhouse built in 1886.
The retail locations in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills often steal the villages’ respective business spotlights, but both have a healthy group of manufacturers providing jobs in the area.
ALGONQUIN – People began settling in what now is Algonquin in November 1834, two years before they were allowed to be on the land.
ALGONQUIN – From its humble beginnings in the 1890s to today, the face of downtown Algonquin has undergone significant of transformation, but at the same time has maintained its charming character.
Whether it’s pedaling, splashing, skating or simply admiring the wildflowers that motivates you to take in the great outdoors, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills offer reasons to come out and play.
Mark Rotundo probably could describe every twist and turn of the well-known 10-kilometer running course in Lake in the Hills.
Marilyn Stark had one thought when her family first arrived at a house on a lake in the middle of farmland.
ALGONQUIN FOUNDERS’ DAYS, 53rd annual, July 26-29, Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Carnival, Taste of Founders, live bands, cardboard boat regatta, social garden, children’s activities, games, parade, fireworks, food and more. Schedule: 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Information: 847-658-5340 or www.algonquinfoundersdays.com.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Overlooking Woods Creek Lake is the Labahn-Hain house, a former farmhouse that has been restored and is used for a village preschool program, evening dance classes, and party rentals.