Located in McHenry County in Northern Illinois and divided by the Nippersink Creek, Spring Grove is one of the fastest growing villages in the county. Over the years the careful planning of the village has been rewarding. There has been an increase in both commercial and light industrial development. With the increase of residential developments, the village now offers a high quality selection of housing.
The Annual Fourth of July Celebration and the Illinois Storytelling Festival are two events that Spring Grove is very proud of. People from the surrounding communities and states attend both events. A Recreation Program is offered to the residents of Spring Grove and Richmond. These two villages have joined together to offer a variety of activities to both the young and old. Baseball, football, soccer and cheerleading programs are offered for the children. Besides the many neighborhood parks in the area, there are other parks that offer other recreational activities such as baseball, volleyball, picnicking, ice-skating, camping, sledding, nature walks, canoeing, and boating.
Two school districts serve Spring Grove. These districts are separate from village government. Nippersink School District 2 consists of Spring Grove Grade School and Richmond Grade School, both include grades K-5 and Nippersink Middle School which includes grades 6-8. The area’s high school is Richmond Burton Community High School, District 157.
Spring Grove is about 60 miles from downtown Chicago. There are three airports in the area that would be convenient for local residents. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is about 41 miles away, General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI is about 42 miles away and Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha, WI is 25 miles away.
|Lotus School||29067 West Grass Lake Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081||847-973-4100||Elementary Schools|
|Lotus School||29067 W Grass Lake Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081||(847) 587-7311||Elementary Schools|
Spring Grove History
In the 1840’s Spring Grove was established as an agricultural community. Even after the Milwaukee Railroad appeared in 1900, the area seemed to stop progressing or advancing. In the year 1902 the village incorporated with anticipation of growth. Unfortunately this growth was not really seen until the 1980’s. Today, Spring Grove consists of residential, light industrial and agricultural areas. The population in the year 2000 was 3,880 and its current population is 4,978.
Spring Grove Trivia & Fun Facts
The round Silo for farm storage of silage was first constructed on a farm in Spring Grove.
On 4-11-65 and 4-21-67 category 4 tornadoes hit within 12 to 15 miles of Spring Grove city center.
Spring Grove’s elevation is 800 feet.