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Approximately 45 miles to the west and north of Chicago and tucked neatly into the foothills of the Fox River Valley, lies Algonquin. With the name officially accepted as of December 23, 1847 and incorporation as a village achieved in 1890, Algonquin is now a thriving and rapidly growing community with a solid base of residential and commercial development. There is an expanding industrial/business sector, readily available quality education and plenty of opportunity in Algonquin: a great place to live, to work or just to visit.
Only 30 miles from Chicago's O'Hare Airport and five miles north of the Northwest Tollway (I-90), it is easy to locate and get to Algonquin. There are also major regional arteries through the Village, including Illinois Route 31, Illinois Route 62 and Randall Road. Striving to maintain a friendly and community-oriented atmosphere while preserving its character and history "The Gem of the Fox River Valley" is now a major center of retail activity and a growing business center that definitely bids you welcome.