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FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT... The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for McHenry County between 6pm tonight (Feb. 19) and tomorrow afternoon.  A flood watch means conditions are suitable for flooding to occur.  It does not mean flooding is imminent.  You may obtain more information regarding this weather event by clicking on the following link:  NWS


LAKE SAFETY - Message from Chief Roth

The Village does not make recommendations or measurements about ice thickness or the safety to partake in ice activities. All ice and lake activities are done at the participants own risk.


The Village of Lakewood is located in McHenry County in the state of Illinois.  The Village shares its boundaries with the City of Crystal Lake, Village of Lake in the Hills, Village of Huntley and City of Woodstock. 

The Village covers approximately 5 square miles.  There are about 650 acres of open space, which equals about 3/4 acre per household.  There are 6 lakes, including Crystal Lake which is situated partially in the Village and partially in the City of Crystal Lake. 

The Village is home to four golf courses and several natural areas or wetlands, including the Kishwaukee Fen Nature Preserve.  There are also a number of public and private parks and beaches within the Village, as well as walking and bicycle paths and permanent open spaces in the newer subdivisions.

The Village of Lakewood is a friendly community providing residents with Quality Living in a Natural Setting.