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All About Algonquin and Lake in the Hills

The Northwest Herald's "All About" series begins with Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. We look at their histories, their people, and their unique qualities that make them great places to live in, shop in, and visit.

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About the Villages

Algonquin
Village President
John Schmitt
847-658-2700

Village Clerk
Jerry Kautz
847-658-2700

Village Trustee
Brian Dianis
847-340-2046

Village Trustee
Jerry Glogowski
847-458-1639

Village Trustee
Robert Smith
847-658-2466

Village Trustee
Debby Sosine
847-658-3480

Village Trustee
John Spella
847-458-8289

Village Trustee
Jim Steigert
847-658-0536

Village Manager
William Ganek
847-658-2700
Lake in the Hills
Village President
Ed Plaza
847-960-7401

Village Clerk
Denise Wasserman
847-960-7408

Village Trustee
Stephen Harlfinger
847-960-7403

Village Trustee
Ray Bogdanowski
847-960-7406

Village Trustee
Paul Mulcahy
847-960-7402

Village Trustee
Bob Huckins
847-960-7404

Village Trustee
Denise Barreto
847-960-7405

Village Trustee
Russ Ruzanski
847-960-7407

Village Admin.
Gerald D. Sagona
847-960-7410
Not just a retail hub

Not just a retail hub

The retail locations in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills often steal the villages’ respective business spotlights, but both have a healthy gr…
Bypass could change face of downtown

Bypass could change face of downtown

ALGONQUIN – From its humble beginnings in the 1890s to today, the face of downtown Algonquin has undergone significant of transformation, bu…

Algonquin festivals

ALGONQUIN FOUNDERS’ DAYS, 53rd annual, July 26-29, Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Carnival, Taste of Founders, live bands, cardbo…

Latest Village News

April 25, 2017
By NATE LINHART- nlinhart@shawmedia.com
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County area police departments are working to put an end to distracted driving.
By KEVIN P. CRAVER - kcraver@shawmedia.com
ALGONQUIN – A judge’s order to halt work on the Longmeadow Parkway road project over the possible presence of an endangered bumblebee has resulted in two headaches for Village President John Schmitt.
April 22, 2017
By HANNAH PROKOP hprokop@shawmedia.com
ALGONQUIN – A developer is looking to build a three-story building with 60 senior apartments on Wentworth Drive south of West Algonquin Road in Algonquin. 
By HANNAH PROKOP hprokop@shawmedia.com
For more than a decade, the former Pauly Toyota building has sat vacant at 5501 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.  
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