September 9, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
Due to the amount of debris put out, the storm clean-up by Public Works is on-going. Neighborhoods still to go are: Orchard Bluff Estates, Wilmot Farms, Stone Creek Crossing, The Vintage, Nottingham Woods, Highland Estates, Fieldstone Ridge Estates, Spring Grove Estates and Stonegate.
Operation Warm: Coat Orders Due Today!
The Richmond-Spring Grove Area Rotary is partnering with Operation Warm, a non-profit organization, to provide brand new winter coats to kids in need in the Richmond, Spring Grove and Hebron communities. If your family is in need of warm coats for this winter, please read this letter, and view the order form today!
Build Your Own Salads
Squeez the day at Squeez Juice Bar! They have now added Build Your Own Salads to their menu! Also serving bowls and cold-pressed juices. New extended hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit their website here. Located at 2450 US Route 12 in the Spring Creek Plaza.
Escape the Great Indoors
Join Cub Scout Pack 340 and climb aboard for adventure! When you become a Cub Scout, you join a group where going with the flow has never been more fun. Come to the registration carnival with games, a model campsite, and lots of fun at McHenry Township Park in Johnsburg at 3703 N. Richmond Road this Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Contact Shawn here for more information or call 815-581-3291 for more information.
Political Signs
Political campaign signs are allowed in all zoning districts. Ground signs can not exceed 16 sq. ft. in area and 48 inches in height. Political campaign signs must be on private property and setback from any public right-of-way. Signs must be removed within seven days following the election. Theft of a campaign sign is a crime with fines or prison time set according to the law.
Photo of the Week
Mark Lavrisa sent in this photo of the flag flying on his house. There were a lot of flags flying in Spring Grove neighborhoods this Labor Day to celebrate the men and women who work hard to keep our country running. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here.
Help Wanted
The village is seeking a qualified individual to take over the role of Village Treasurer due to the impending retirement of our current Treasurer. View position details here.
Vehicle Stickers Expire October 1
Simply use the enclosed envelope you received with your application to mail in the form with your payment. You can also drop the envelope in the Municipal Centre drop-box, or make a payment at the PD website here. Choose one-time payment/police payment/vehicle stickers. Stickers must be purchased and displayed by October 1!
Census 2020
Census workers are now visiting homes that have not replied. The village is counting on you to fill out your form. Go online or call (844) 330-2020. 
COVID-19 Update
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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently reported 29 counties in Illinois considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19. A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. McHenry County is not on the list.

IDPH launched a map of the United States and other countries to inform the public of potential risks associated with traveling during the pandemic. Areas with increased risk of COVID-19 are based on case rates. View the map here.

Continue to take precautions to keep COVID-19 from spreading by staying home if you don't feel well and remember the 3 Ws:

  • Wear a Mask or Face Covering whenever you're in a public setting
  • Watch your Distance - Stay at least 6 feet from people who are not from your household, in both indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Wash your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

View current stats on McHenry County COVID-19 cases. If you have health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 800-889-3931 or email questions here.
Blast from the Past
View of downtown Spring Grove in 1947
There doesn't seem to be a lot going on in this 1947 photo of downtown Spring Grove. The photographer was standing on Blivin Street, north of Main Street, looking south. Someone is visiting The Royal Blue Store on the left, which sold meats and groceries. Joe Browns Tavern is on the right. The road had yet to be paved.
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