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
Lake in the HillsVillage President
Gerald D. Sagona
LAKE IN THE HILLS – For many years, the village’s population and footprint slowly grew. The first re…
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 gr…
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, bu…
Whether it’s pedaling, splashing, skating or simply admiring the wildflowers that motivates you to take in the great outdoors, Algonquin and…
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, cardbo…
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 villa…
Latest Village News
April 25, 2017
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County area police departments are working to put an end to distracted driving.
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
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.
McHenry County municipalities work to fill vacant spaces to increase tax base, provide for residentsBy HANNAH PROKOP firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than a decade, the former Pauly Toyota building has sat vacant at 5501 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.