Algonquin is a village in Illinois located in both McHenry and Kane counties. It is a northwest suburb ofChicago, located approximately 40 miles from the Loop. The 2010 Census placed the Village's population at 30,046.
The village is known as "The Gem of the Fox River Valley", since its downtown is nestled in the heart of Illinois' Fox River Valley. Established in 1890 and long known as a small river community, the village is making the transition into a major regional hub, as it has experienced considerable suburban growth over the past 20 years. Now stretching all the way west to the busy Randall Road corridor, Algonquin has become a major center of retail activity, with popular shopping centers and various well known restaurants, and a growing corporate campus. Additionally, the village continues to see considerable residential growth. The Village is proud that it has managed its growth to increase the commercial tax base, build great neighborhoods, preserve its character and history, and substantially increase its recreational offerings and quality of life.