All-Village Garage Sale Dates

All-Village Garage Sale dates: July 31st-August 1st, & 2nd from 9am - 5pm. Permit fees will be waived and advertisement for this event will be placed in the Northwest Herald. A Garage sale permit can be purchased for $5.00 any other time by contacting Village Hall.

Wonder Lake to flush hydrants

The village’s water department is scheduled to begin flushing the East side hydrants beginning July 24th & 25th. During flushing, residents might see some water discoloration, pressure variation and turbidity. The village flushes the hydrants to eliminate sediment that builds up in the water system. Anyone with questions may call the Village Hall at 815-728-0535.


The Village of Wonder Lake is a rapidly growing community. It is currently made up of the following subdivisions around Wonder Lake: Deep Springs Woods I, Deerpath, Hickory Falls I, Hickory Falls II, Lookout Point Unit I, Shore Hills, Sunrise Ridge, Sunrise Ridge Estates, The Meadows of West Bay, White Oaks Bay, Wooded Shores, Woods Creek, and a portion of Wonderview. The Village was incorporated in 1974 as the Village of Sunrise Ridge. The name was later changed to the Village of Wonder Lake. The Village provides parks, public works, police protection and related services to its constituents. The current population is 4026.

Village of Wonder Lake Board

Wonder Lake Village Board
Standing from left to right: Trustee Fred Learman, Trustee Dennis Palys, Trustee Larry Reinhard, and Trustee John Naatz. Seated from left to right:  Clerk JoEllen McIntosh, President Tony Topf, and Trustee Les Anderson.

Pay Your Water Bill Online

epay- pay your water utility payment onlineResidents of Wonder Lake can now make their water utility payments online. Click here to learn more. Payment can be made by: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.


Contact the building inspector 8:30 to 10 am Wednesdays and Fridays at (815) 728-7725. Or call 800-422-5220 to leave a message or schedule an inspection.

Nicor Energy Efficiency Program

Nicor offers a residential rebate program (furnance, water heater, and boiler replacements). For more information regarding the Nicor energy efficiency program,  visit, or call 877-886-4239.


Water bill drop off is located at 4444 Thompson Rd. Residents can drop their bill off in the black drop box labeled Water Bills, by opening and dropping it into the bottom of the box.  To reach the water department directly, please call 1-866-371-5699.

Faith in Action of McHenry Co.

Faith in Action of McHenry County assists McHenry County seniors by offering a variety of services including driving to appointments, minor home repairs etc.  If you know of anyone in need of these services or would like to volunteer, please contact them.  Phone (815) 455-3120, or visit their web page They are located on Virginia Road, Suite 21, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Stay Updated with Marengo Disposal

In an effort to keep all Village of Wonder Lake residents informed. The village's garbage company, Marengo Disposal will place a call to every Village resident reminding them of the dates for Fall's leaf pickup, and trash pick-up after Holidays. If residents have changed or replaced their home number and did not inform Marengo Disposal, they would not receive these friendly reminders. Village Residents should take a moment and call MDC Enviro @ #815-568-7274 to update their information.

Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that was unknown in North America until June 2002 when it was discovered as the cause for the decline of many ash trees in southeast Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada., Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Illinois during the summer of 2006.  Click here to learn more…