New Resident Information

Cable Service: Mediacom is the cable company that services the Village.  They also offer high-speed internet access and phone service. To begin service please contact Mediacom at 1-800-874-2991. For other internet options, click here.

Garbage Service:  Groot Industries, Inc. is the exclusive waste hauler that service the Village.  To begin service please contact Groot at 800-244-1977.

Voter’s Registration:  Voter’s registration is available at the Village Municipal Centre. To register to vote, you need two forms of identification, one with your current address.  If you were not born in the United States, you will need to know the date and place of naturalization.

Driver’s License   Marriage License
Driver’s License Exam Station McHenry County Clerk’s Office
428 S. Eastwood Drive 2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois  60098 Woodstock, Illinois  60098
815-338-3109 815-334-4242

School Information

Shopping:  Spring Grove was pleased to announce the opening of a new Jewel/Osco store in 2007 and a new Walgreens in 2008, both located on Route 12. Other shopping in Spring Grove is listed under the Shopping/Business Directory tab. Other nearby shopping centers are located along Route 31 in McHenry, including JcPenny’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Staples, Dick’s, Five Below, TJ Maxx, Ross, JoAnn Fabricss, Michaels, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Home Depot,Hobby Lobby, Target, Meijer, Pier One Imports, Wal-Mart and others. If you’re looking for a shopping mall, Spring Grove is a half hour from Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, 45 minutes from Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, 45 minutes from Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills and one hour from Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.  We are also 25 minutes from the Prime Outlet Mass in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin off Interstate 94.

Police, Fire, Ambulance:  The police and fire/rescue operations offer 24-hour professional service with the assistance of the 911 emergency system.

Post Office: The Spring Grove Post Office is located at 2410 Westward Drive and their phone number is 815-675-2161. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat. 8:00-1:00.  Lobby Hours for box access is 24 hours. Mailbox Requirements: Regulations concerning the property height and distance from the street are set by the United States Postal Service.  The mailbox should be 40 to 44 inches in height and 6 to 8 inches set back from the curb or edge of street. In addition, it is recommended that the area around the mailbox should be clear of snow in order to allow access by the Post Office.

Nippersink District Library:  As a resident of Richmond or Burton Township, you are eligible for free services at the Nippersink District Library.  The library hosts an extensive collection of books, magazines, videos and audiotapes.  Additional services for the public include computer rentals, story hours, reading programs, and reference services.  The Library is located at 5418 Hill Road in Richmond. Their phone number is 815-678-4014.  Library hours are Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 – 9:00., Fri. & Sat. 9:00 – 5:00.

Phone Numbers
Police Non-Emergency 815-675-2450
Spring Grove 815-675-2596
McHenry County Sheriff 815-338-2144
Illinois State Police 847-742-3553
McHenry County Conservation Police 815-338-6223 after hours 815-338-2144
Hospitals
Advocate Health Care 847-381-9600
Centegra 815-344-5000
Mercy Health System 815-943-5431
Fire Department Non-Emergency
 Spring Grove Fire District 815-675-2450
Miscellaneous
Burton Township
     Tax Assessor: Jessica Huber 815-355-5021
     Supervisor :  Sam Jones 815-675-9139
     Road Commissioner: Dan Sutton 815-790-5426
Chamber of Commerce 815-678-7742
Com Ed 800-334-7661
Crystal Ice House (ice skating) 815-356-8500
Groot (garbage) 847-693-2700
J.U.L.I.E. 800-892-0123
McHenry County Conservation District 815-338-6223
McHenry County Government Center 815-338-2040
McHenry County Health Dept 815-334-4510
Mediacom Cable 800-824-6047
Mediacom (internet) 800-874-2998
NICOR (gas) 888-642-6748
Poison Control Info. Center 800-322-5330
Richmond Township
   Tax Assessor: Patricia O’Neill 815-678-2014
   Supervisor: Paul Hain 815-678-0077
   Road Commissioner: Dave Bockelmann 815-678-4144
Spring Grove Post Office 815-675-2161
Telephone & Internet – Frontier 877-462-8188
YMCA Lake Region 815-459-4455
Yellow Pages 800-555-4833

Transportation

Highways:   Spring Grove is located approximately 60 miles northwest of Chicago.  Our location provides easy passage to cities throughout the county and the country.  Interstate 90, a central link to both the state and federal interstate system, is located close by the southwest corner of McHenry County.  Illinois Route 31 offers direct access to communities to the south of Spring Grove.  Both Illinois Route 173 and U.S. Route 12 provide dependable access to the north, east, and west of the Village of Spring Grove.

Railroads: Spring Grove is served by the Wisconsin Southern Railroad. The Metra commuter service provides convenient transportation to Chicago and surrounding suburbs and is available in neighboring Fox Lake, McHenry and Crystal Lake.

Airports in the Vicinity Distance in Miles from these Cities to Spring Grove
Midway Chicago Chicago, IL 60
O’Hare Chicago Cleveland, OH 350
Rockford Rockford Des Moines, IA 289
Mitchell International Milwaukee, WI Detroit, MI 350
Lake in the Hills Lake in the Hills Indianapolis, IN 215
Gault Greenwood Madison, WI 98
Westosha Wilmot, WI Milwaukee, WI 86

Village Ordinances and Policies

Burning: Open burning is prohibited within the Village of Spring Grove except as permitted:

  • Campfires, less than 4 feet in diameter, less than 2 feet in height.
  • Grills and barbecues.
  • Clean untreated, dried wood or paper, in a pit or other enclosure, maximum 6 feet in diameter,  dawn to dusk.
  • Leaves, brush, and yard waster – April, May, October, November, dawn to dusk WEEKENDS ONLY

Permitted fires

  • Must be attended at all times by a responsible person, capable of extinguishing the fire should the need arise.
  • Must be at least 30 feet from any structure, except that grills and barbecues may be closer than 30 feet provided that care must be taken to prevent spread to any structure.
  • Must not be ignited on any Village street or walkway.
  • Must not be ignited or fueled with any highly   flammable, explosive or hazardous material.

Peddlers/Solicitors: It shall be unlawful for any solicitor to engage in soliciting or any peddler to engage in peddling upon any public right-of-way or property within the village without first having obtained a license to do so from the village.

Vehicle Stickers: All residents of the Village of Spring Grove are required to purchase a vehicle sticker annually for each car, truck and motorcycle operated and/or housed in the city overnight. Vehicle stickers must be purchased and displayed by October 1 to avoid a late penalty. Persons just moving into the Village during the year have thirty days to purchase their vehicle stickers.

Weeds:  Grass & weeds should not exceed 8 inches on improved property and 12 inches on unimproved property (i.e. vacant lot).

Overnight parking regulations:  Parking is not allowed on any Village street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. In emergencies and for overnight visitors, please notify the Police Department prior to overnight parking so permission can be granted to avoid issuance of tickets.

Dog Tags: Although the Village does not issue tags, McHenry County Animal Control requires that pets be registered and wear tags. Tags can be purchased at 2200 N. Seminary Road in Woodstock. Their phone number is 815-459-6222. Village Ordinance stipulates that a dog must be leashed when not on the owner’s property and must be under the owner’s direct control. Please report any presence of stray animals to the Police, especially if you experience a threatening encounter or notice strange behavior. Any violation is subject to the penalties including a citation and a $25.00 fine for each separate violation. The McHenry County Animal Control can pick up stray dogs and investigate registration, charging the owner for this procedure. For the safety of all Village residents, as well as your pet, please comply with this ordinance.

Inoperable Vehicle or Junk Car:  “Inoperable motor vehicle” means all motor vehicles which, in their present state or condition, cannot be driven on a public street or highway in full compliance with all provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/1-101,et.seq.) and ordinances of the Village of Spring Grove and which have remained in such a state or condition for a period of 7 consecutive days.

Emergency Warning Siren:  The first Tuesday of every month the Village will test the Outdoor Weather Warning System.  The system will be activated at approximately 10:30 a.m. and will sound a solid blast siren for 3 minutes.  Any questions about the system please call the Police Department at 815-675-2596.

Curfew:   It is unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place, street or highway at the following times unless accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian or other responsible companion at least 18 years of age approved by a parent or legal guardian or unless engaged in a business or occupation which the laws of the State authorize a person less than 17 years of age to perform:

  • Between 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.Friday, Saturday and Sunday and;
  • Between 11:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day

Legal Drinking Age: The legal drinking age in Illinois is 21 for all alcoholic beverages.