Lake in the Hills, or
LITH, is a village located in McHenry County, Illinois. Federal Judge Walter J. La
Buy began the community of Lake in the Hills after he bought 472 acres of
land around Woods Creek Lake. Originally used as a vacation spot by urban
Chicago residents, the area had a large population boom in the 1990s, resulting
in a nearly 400% increase in the number of people living in the area.