Cary is a village located on the Fox River in Illinois, USA. It was named after its founder William Dennison Cary, who bought the land in 1841. Fifteen years later, a village included a train station that connected it to big cities like Chicago and Janesville. Local farmers saw this as an opportunity to grow their business, so they sold products in the bigger cities using the railroad as commuters. Because of the magnificent winters, Cary became a winter resort for skiing. According to the 2020 census, the population of Cary was 17,826.