The Village of Algonquin, IL

Welcome to the website for the Village of Algonquin!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, which causes "coronavirus 2019," or COVID-19. The Village of Algonquin is working with local, state and federal health partners to take all preventative steps available to limit the spread of COVID-19. To help keep the Algonquin community safe, please do your part to prevent the spread of illness. 

Restore Illinois

On May 5, Governor Pritzker announced Restore Illinois, a five-phase approach toward COVID-19 recovery. Algonquin is split between two regions:  the McHenry County portion of the Village is in Region 9 (along with Lake County) and the Kane County portion of the Village is in Region 8 (along with DuPage County).  Both Region 8 and Region 9 are currently in the Bridge Phase.

Additional information regarding COVID-19 and applicable Executive Orders are available online at

Let's all work together to help break the cycle of spread. Please keep in mind that every action we take as individuals during this time affects the entire community. Make good choices for you, your family and your community and follow the guidelines of the National, State and Village government. 

Vaccination Information

Safe and effective vaccination efforts vital to reduce the number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths resulting from COVID-19 have begun in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health has implemented a vaccination plan and all Illinoisans age 12 and up are eligible for the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.

Additional information about vaccination efforts, depending on your county of residence, can be found below:

Village Facilities

The Ganek Municipal Center and Public Works Facility are open to the public during normal business hours.  The Village encourages the use of online services and communications where possible. Village services are are available online, by phone or through the payment dropbox outside the Ganek Municipal Center (bill payment, application submittals, etc.).

Declaration of Local Emergency

The Village of Algonquin has formally entered into a Declaration of Local Emergency. Through Proclamation, Village President John Schmitt has declared that a local disaster emergency exists in the Village of Algonquin due to ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Declaration of Local Emergency has been continued through June 11, 2021 by Village President Debby Sosine.

The purpose of the Declaration of Local Emergency is to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local or interjurisdictional disaster emergency plans, to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance thereunder, and to bring this emergency to as quick of a conclusion as possible.

As Algonquin continues to takes preventive actions to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, Village staff will continue to work with local, state and federal health partners to take all preventative steps available to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Hardship Resources for Residents

A number of local agencies, private utility companies, and volunteer organizations are currently offering assistance programs to help those who have fallen behind in payments for housing or utilities due to COVID-19 hardships. Click here to view additional information on hardship resources for residents.

Services for Seniors

Senior Care Volunteer Network of McHenry County provides various supportive services for seniors including transportation to life-critical appointments, delivery of groceries and prescriptions, and friendly phone calls/check-ins.

Local Business Information

During this time, the Village asks that residents please support Algonquin’s small restaurants and businesses, many of which have pickup, delivery and/or other service accommodations. The Village is working with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce compiling service information about local restaurants and businesses. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has many resources available to assist small business during this time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) recommends the following actions to slow the spread of coronavirus, influenza and other seasonal illnesses:

  • Stay home when sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

The Village has operational plans in place to ensure the delivery of essential municipal services should an outbreak occur in our community. The Village encourages its residents to seek reliable sources of information on best practices for reducing the spread of this new virus including the following sources:

You may also contact the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 hotline calling 800-889-3931 or e-mailing DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV with specific questions.

For questions, comments, or recommendations on the state's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please email The Governor’s staff will then compile all inquiries and respond with answers.