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 Phase 4.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that Tier 1 resurgence mitigations will take effect for Region 8 and Region 9 on January 26, 2021. Additional information regarding COVID-19 and applicable Executive Orders are available online at coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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 is currently administering phases 1A and 1B.

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

Village Facility Closures

In response to guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding the most effective strategies to prevent the spread of illness, the Village of Algonquin has taken a proactive step of closing all municipal buildings to the public, effective March 16.  The Police Department will remain open during this time; however, we are requesting that all non-emergency, not in progress crimes be called in to the non-emergency number at 847-658-4531 to have the initial report taken via phone.

Algonquin municipal facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.  We will keep the public updated as this changes.

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 January 12, 2021 by Acting 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.

Service Delivery

Essential municipal administrative services will continue to be offered in a limited capacity by phone (847-658-2700), online chat, and email. The Village has staff assigned to keep communication channels open during the closure.  There will be no reduction in services for public safety and the Village encourages residents to conduct business online, via mail or by phone, where possible.

Plans are in place for water, sewer and public safety services to continue without incident. Non-emergency staff will be available during regular business hours to assist residents by phone, email or by appointment as appropriate.

Water and Sewer Utility

Services such as utility bill payment can all be completed through the Village’s website, via the Village’s drop-box or by mail – Village of Algonquin, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102. The Village strongly encourages residents and businesses to use online services as much as possible.

Other Services

The Village’s online service request portal has several categories of service requests available. If you need assistance with services such as processing a payment online or via mail, please contact us with any inquiries.

As this is an ongoing situation, the Village will continue to share updates to its website at www.algonquin.org and on social media. Residents are encouraged to sign-up for Village e-news via the Village website as well.

Recreation Programs

Algonquin Recreation is currently offering recreation programming via its monthly Virtual Guide. The programming offers a variety of digital and in-person programs and activities. In accordance with the Restore Illinois plan, following Algonquin park system amenities are current available for use:

  • Athletic fields (see youth sports guidelines)
  • Basketball courts
  • Disc golf course
  • Open spaces
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Playgrounds 
  • Tennis courts
  • Trails and bike paths
  • Volleyball courts

When visiting our parks and playgrounds, face coverings should be worn anytime social distancing cannot be maintained. Playground capacity is 10 patrons. If playground is at capacity, please come back at a later time. Playgrounds and other equipment is not being sanitized. Please follow CDC guidelines and health practices when visiting including:

  • Stay home if you have a fever (above 100.4F), coughing or shortness of breath, or are otherwise unwell.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Don’t share food, water bottles, utensils or cups.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth & nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

Park pavilion rentals at are available at the following parks, so long as gatherings are limited to 10 persons or less: Cornish Park; Hill Climb Park; Riverfront Park; Towne Park; and Willoughby Farms Park.  Historic Village Hall is currently not available for rental.

It is crucial that all park visitors follow CDC recommendations for social distancing due to COVID-19.  Please help us responsibly emerge from this situation and do your best to follow these guidelines.  We are happy to welcome you back to our community parks!

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 Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov. The Governor’s staff will then compile all inquiries and respond with answers.