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Welcome to the Village of Prairie Grove's Web Site

We are a small community in Northeastern Illinois located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, IL and 40 miles East of Rockford IL.

The village has experienced significant growth in recent years and is poised for substantial growth beginning in the near future. It prides itself of the diverse homes, but more importantly a caring and involved community.

For updates from the Village of Prairie Grove

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 01

Village Board Meeting

Begins at 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 01


Thursday, January 01

Village Board Meeting

Begins at 7:00 PM

Office Hours:

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


November 11th & 12th – Brush Pick Up

October 29, 2019

Fall Brush Pick Up Scheduled for November 11th & 12th

Our Public Works Department will be out with the truck and chipper to take away residential brush left in piles on the front curbs of our residents’ properties.  They will be collecting the brush beginning on Monday, November 11th at 7:00 AM and will collect it through Tuesday, November 12th.  This program is intended for larger tree branches resulting from trimming or storm damage and is not for the disposal of whole trees.  No stumps or roots can be taken.  All brush must be a minimum of four feet in length and between two to eight inches in diameter.  Small or thin branches can cause damage to the chipper by causing it to jam and this could result in a safety hazard.  Please be aware that branches will be left behind if they can’t be put through the chipper safely.  All other yard waste (leaves, clippings, small branches, etc.) placed in acceptable stickered containers will be picked up by Groot on your usual collection day.  The Village respectfully requests your cooperation with these guidelines.

Trunk or Treat 2019

October 4, 2019

How the 2020 Census Participation is Important

September 24, 2019

How the 2020 Census is Important:

The US Constitution mandates a census every ten years.  Census data is used to allocate states’ representation in the House of Representatives.  Census data determines the boundaries of state legislative districts and the districts of the County Board.  Federal and state governments use census data to award billions of dollars each year to local governments.  Local governments like McHenry County and its municipalities use census data to plan for the future.

Please click here: for more important information regarding the 2020 Census