Serving Our Community with Pride

Algonquin Township is the largest township in McHenry County with a population of over 87,000 residents, covering 48 square miles. Our township includes the communities of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake In The Hills, Port Barrington, Lakewood, Oakwood Hills, and Trout Valley.

General Assistance

The Supervisor administers the state-mandated General Assistance fund, which provides limited financial assistance for qualifying Township residents in need.  The Supervisor and staff manage all services for the township and act as a referral to direct residents to additional social services within McHenry County.

Property Assessment

Each year, our office reviews each area of the Township to determine if there are any changes to the market value based on sales within the Township.

Public Notices & Documents

The Township Clerk is responsible for transparency pertaining to public notices and records.

Road District

The Algonquin Township Road District services township roads and provides brush removal, senior transportation, and community recycling events.

Contact Info

3702 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Township Supervisor: Randy Funk

Phone:  (847) 639-2700 X7

Fax:  (847) 639-4529

Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Assessor: Richard S. Alexander, CIAO

Phone:  (847) 639-2700 X5

Fax: (847) 829-9222

Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Highway Commissioner: Danijela Sandberg

Phone:  (847) 639-2700 X6

Fax:  (847) 639-4529

Monday–Friday: 6:30 am–3:00 pm

Township Clerk: Maureen Huff

Phone:  (847) 639-2700 X7

Fax:  (847) 639-4529

Monthly Township Meetings Are Open to The Public

Where: Algonquin Township Office

3702 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm

About Us

Algonquin Township Overview

Algonquin Township Boundary Map

Townships are the oldest form of local government in the country, brought by settlers from New England in 1636. Townships began operating in Illinois in 1849 to accommodate the needs of their local communities before municipalities were formed. Township government is the most effective form of government for the needs of its population—as it serves its local constituents both geographically and philosophically.  Illinois townships are mandated to provide 3 services: property assessment, assistance to the needy, and road maintenance.

Algonquin Township is the largest township in McHenry County with a population of over 87,000 residents, covering 48 square miles. The Township includes the communities of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake In The Hills, Port Barrington, Lakewood, Oakwood Hills, and Trout Valley. The Algonquin Township provides a high quality of life for its residents by providing road maintenance, General Assistance, and property assessment in a fiscally responsible manner.

Upcoming Events

Services

Shred Event October 23, 2021!

Shred event and food drive from 9am-11am at Algonquin Township.  Paper documents accepted for destruction, limit 2 grocery size bags or 2 banker sized boxes per vehicle.  All bags and boxes will be returned. Spiral bindings, metal strips and large clips must be removed.  Items must be in trunk and you must remain in your vehicle, as a staff member will remove items from your trunk for you. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for local food pantries.

AARP Tax Preparation

By appointment only, watch website for January signup date.

Brush Drop-off

Please submit request online or call 847.639.2700 X6.

Click here for more info.

Brush Pick-up

Please submit request online or call 847.639.2700 X6

Click here for more info.

Recycling – Year- Round

Cell phones, glasses, hearing aids, retired flags, broken down cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, tires-nominal fee, shoes, clothes, aluminum, and metal cans.

Call 847.639.2700 X6 or click here for more info.

Recycling - Special Recycling

Dates for 2021 are the last Saturday of each month from April thru October, 8am-12pm. Items accepted include paint, one TV or monitor per household, small appliances, oil.

Call 847.639.2700 X6 or click here for more info.

Free Mulch, Sandbags, and Sand

Call 847.639.2700 X6 or click here for more info.

General Assistance

For financial aid to meet basic maintenance needs provided on a monthly basis, call 847.639.2700 X7... more info 

Click here to download an application for General Assistance.

Emergency Assistance

Provides financial aid to help alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or help pay for work related expense necessary to obtain or maintain employment, call 847.639.2700 X7... more info 

Notary Service

Notary Public Services are available on site Monday – Friday 8am-4pm during business days. Closed on Holidays.

  • No Charge for Service.
  • Please bring a picture State ID.
Bus Transportation Within the Township for Those in Need

Call 847.639.2700 X6 for reservations or click here for more info.

Activities: Free & Open to All

Bingo, Chair Yoga, Computer Classes, Bridge, TOPS Weight Loss Group, SWAT (Striders, Walkers and Talkers) and more!

Check our calendar for details.

Hall Rental

Free, max capacity for tables and chairs is 164. Call 847.639.2700 X7 for reservations.

Sign Reservation: Advertise Your Message on Route 14!

Click here to download our Sign Reservation form.

Maintained Cemeteries

Lake Avenue Cemetery
Although the modern sign hanging at the entrance proclaims this to be the Lake Avenue Cemetery, that unimaginative name is almost as new as the sign. ln 1836 Ziba Beardsley honored the clarity of the lake near his home by dubbing it Crystal Lake and the cemetery adopted the same name. However, Lake Avenue certainly played a prominent part in its history.

Chunn’s Burying Ground
T.R. Chunn & Joshua M. Stevens were partners and the original settlers and owners of this property. Chunn died the day after Christmas in 1843 and was buried here on his property, hence the name of the cemetery. His partner Joshua Stevens also died shortly thereafter. The cemetery came back into Chunn ownership in 1860 when C.C. Chunn bought it for $25.

Property Tax Homestead Exemptions

Call 847-639-2700 x5 or visit the Assessor's page for more info.

Senior Tax Exemption

Call 847-639-2700 x5 or visit the Assessor's page for more info.

Senior Tax Freeze

Call 847-639-2700 x5 or visit the Assessor's page for more info.

Water Test Kits

Test kits available through PCD Lab, Inc., kits need to be returned to PDC labs.

Rules of the Road Books

Click here to download the Illinois Rules of the Road book via PDF.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Coming Spring 2022.

Free Coast2Coast Discount Prescription Card

Save up to 75% on prescriptions. Cards may be picked up at the Township office. Click here to create your free prescription card.

RTA Sr. Permit Application

RTA Sr. Permit applications may be completed at the Township office.