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.



City Vehicle Sticker Sales begin May 1st.

2014 Miss McHenry Scholarship Pageant Applications Available now.  Click on the link above to dowload.

PACE Dial-A-Ride Voucher Program. Select the following link to learn about new eligibility requirements for participation in the PACE Dial-A-Ride free voucher program.  New Eligibility Requirements  

E-Waste Drop-Off. Saturday, May 17th, the City of McHenry will host a free e-waste drop-off site from 9:00 AM. – 12:00 PM at the Public Works facility located at 1415 Industrial Drive.  If you have any questions about the program, please call Public Works at 815-363-2186.  A list of electronics banned from landfills as regulated in the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, is available on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requires that potable water suppliers provide it’s consumers with an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. In the June 2013 City Newsletter, the City of McHenry had inadvertently omitted the correct URL link for this document. A postcard was mailed to residents with the correct “direct” URL.  To view the 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report select the following link: http://www.ci.mchenry.il.us/documents/publicworks/CCR_June_2013.pdf



ROUTE 120/ROUTE 31 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS.  Select the following link to view a map showing the project limits and roads designated as local traffic only during construction of the Route 120/31 Intersection Improvements. www.mchenry120and31.com. A website has been established at http://www.mchenry120and31.com/ for this project.  Each Friday, the website will be updated with information about work anticipated to take place the following week. You can also sign up for email alerts.  The project manager from HR Green, Inc. is Kevin Barry.  Mr. Barry may be contacted with concerns relating to this project at kberry@hrgreen.com or 630-708-5004.




        Message from Mayor Susan E. Low
Gamla Stan
           March 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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