Village News Feed

News, project updates, and alerts from the Village of Cary.

Oct 13

Drug Take Back Event - Saturday, October 23rd

Posted on October 13, 2021 at 4:16 PM by Susan Greene

On Saturday, October 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Village of Cary and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills or patches to the Village of Cary Police Department at 654 Village Hall Drive for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. **Please note that no syringes or  liquids will be accepted. 

Personnel will be available at the Cary Police Department to accept prescription drug drop-offs between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Police Department also has a permanent drug drop off container in the lobby of the Police Station if residents are unable to attend this event.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 23rd Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Cary Police Department non-emergency line at 847-639-2341.


Oct 11

Halloween Trick-or-Treat, October 31st, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 10:32 AM by Susan Greene

The Village wishes all area children a safe and happy Halloween. The Village recommends that children follow the following guidelines so they may have an enjoyable and safe evening:

  • Have your parents or a responsible adult go trick-or-treating with you.
  • Trick-or-treat in groups in your own neighborhood or an area that is familiar to you.
  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.
  • Wait until you get home to eat your treats and have a responsible adult check them first.
  • Throw away any candy or food that is not wrapped or looks like it may have been tampered with. If you find any suspicious treats, tell a responsible adult.


Sep 24

Village of Cary Accepts $500,000. Donation from The Community Foundation

Posted on September 24, 2021 at 3:03 PM by Susan Greene

The Village of Cary approved the acceptance of a $500,000 donation from The Community Foundation for McHenry County at the September 21, 2021 Village Board meeting. The donation was made possible through the generosity of Greg and Dana Gliniecki, residents of the Village of Cary, who strongly support the future vision of the Village. The donation will be utilized for multiple projects in the Village's 5-year Capital Improvement Program, including:  

  1. Cary Community Plaza (Former Metra Depot Site) & Downtown Streetscape Project
  2. Construction of a Pavilion at Cary Lake at Rotary Park
  3. New Village Entryway Signs
  4. Police Department Drone

 "The Village is grateful for the tremendous generosity of the Glinieckis and The Community Foundation for McHenry County. It is truly humbling to receive such an incredible gift and to know that the Glinieckis believe in the Village's vision." Mayor Kownick stated.  Mayor Kownick emphasized the importance of The Foundation in helping to secure the donation. "This donation would not have happened without assistance from The Community Foundation for McHenry County. We greatly appreciate our partnership with The Foundation and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with them for the betterment of the Village of Cary and McHenry County." Mayor Kownick added.

 "The generosity of the Glinieckis will improve the lives of the current residents of Cary, and their children and grandchildren. We are honored to work alongside the Village and are eager to watch their 5-year plan unfold before our eyes," Executive Director Deborah Thielen added.

 The Village Plans to purchase the Police Department drone this current fiscal year. Construction for other projects will begin next fiscal year.  "We are excited to begin these projects, which will only enhance our already great community," continued Mayor Kownick.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help make a difference in the Village of Cary, we encourage you to visit The Foundation at or by phone at 815.338.4483. The Community Foundation for McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity created by and for the people of McHenry County.

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