Welcome to McHenry County Illinois

The City of McHenry is a diverse community offering a variety of housing choices, a wide range of employment options, and unparalleled access to recreational activities. Located at the heart of the Fox River just 50 miles northwest of Chicago, McHenry is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the state yet retains its small town charm.

McHenry is conveniently located at the intersection of State Routes 120 and 31 in northeast Illinois, minutes away from Interstates 90, 94 and 43. Our community is served by METRA, Chicagoland Commuter Rail Service, and PACE suburban bus service.

By working together in a combined effort of good will and understanding, we can make the City of McHenry one of the finest places in the United States to live, work and play.



UPDATE: Route 120/Crystal Lake Road Railroad Crossing.  The City was notified that Union Pacific will repair the railroad track crossing on Route 120 near Crystal Lake Road.  July 29, 30, & 31, traffic will be reduced to single lanes.  The Department of Public Works is coordinating with Union Pacific to ensure that appropriate signage is erected notifying drivers of the route. 


The Weekly Bulletin

Summer City Concert Schedule

City Vehicle Stickers due June 30th

Lawn Sprinking/Water Conservation Ordinance

PACE Dial-A-Ride Voucher Program.  

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requires potable water suppliers to provide consumers with an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  link: http://www.ci.mchenry.il.us/documents/publicworks/CCR_June_2014.pdf

ROUTE 120/ROUTE 31 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS.  Select the following link for updates: http://www.mchenry120and31.com/


        Message from Mayor Susan E. Low
Gamla Stan
           June 2014 City Newsletter


The City of McHenry can also be reached by telephone at 815.363.2100 or e-mail at info@ci.mchenry.il.us

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