Community Links

  • Cary 26 Education Foundation - The Cary 26 Education Foundation supports programs that expand and enrich the educational experience for students in School District 26.

    Cary Fire Protection District - The Cary Fire Protection District is over 100 years old, and is a separate entity from the Village of Cary. This includes the Villages of Trout Valley, Oakwood Hills, portions of Algonquin and Lake In The Hills and the surrounding unincorporated areas in both McHenry and Lake Counties. 

    Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce - Our Chamber has an active membership with many networking and learning opportunities.

    Cary Grove High School - Opened in 1961, Cary-Grove High School offers students a comprehensive 9-12 grade education including more than 200 courses. These include specialized Advanced Placement, dual credit, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) course offerings. The school is consistently ranked among the best public high schools in Illinois. In fact, in its most recent annual ranking of all 677 Illinois public high schools, the Chicago Sun-Times listed Cary-Grove as the 58th best school in the state. The school also appeared on the 2014 Washington Post list of the country's most challenging schools.

    Cary Park District - The Cary Park District, established in 1971, is comprised of 52 parks and parcels of approximately 846 acres including trails and open space. The Park District serves communities of Cary, Fox River Grove, Trout Valley, and parts of Oakwood Hills, Lake in the Hills, and unincorporated McHenry County.

    Cary Public Library - The Cary Area Public District serves the residents of Cary,  Oakwood Hills, Trout Valley, unicorporated Cary, parts of unincorporated Crystal Lake, and Prairie Grove.

    Illinois Sex Offender Registration - Illinois mandate that the Illinois State Police (ISP) establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a sex offender.

    McHenry County Precinct Finder - Polling locations

    People in Need Forum - Every year McHenry County College hosts a free, half-day event open to the public called People in Need Forum. It includes numerous workshops and exhibit booths from government and social service organizations that serve McHenry County. People in Need resource directory is a comprehensive listing of agencies and resources available to residents of McHenry County.
    Click HERE for Spanish Directory.

    Village of Cary - Cary’s founder was William Dennison Cary, who purchased 82 acres of land in 1841 for $1.25 an acre in what would become Cary Station. Mr. Cary continued to purchase land and built a house for his family on part of his property located at 9 West Main Street. Shortly after Mr. Cary’s land was officially recorded on February 23, 1859, the railroad purchased a strip of his property and built a single track railroad. The train station would also be built on this property and Cary Station became the first name for the community.