Heat Being Applied to Crystal Lake Park Board

I don’t know about the city council and planning commission members, but “many outraged emails” are arriving in Crystal Lake Park Board inboxes.

The proposal is to allow T-Mobile to build a 75-foot cellular phone tower.

And why does parkside neighbor Tom Eibel think the park board voted for the proposal?


That’s what he told me Saturday afternoon as he was walking around the site.

He is the one who signed a letter to neighbors.

Put yourself in the places of people who very probably paid extra to have their homes’ back yards facing the open space of the park.

You would be incensed if your park board sold one of the selling points of your home—an unrestricted view of open space—for $2,000 a month.

I don’t know how high the flag pole you see above at the Metra Train Station in Downtown Crystal Lake is, but the T-Mobile cell tower next to the tennis courts will be 75-feet high.

The Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission the night after the election at 7:30 PM.

If you can’t make it but would like to talk to a commissioner, James F. Batastini let me know his phone numbers and said I could publish them:


The cell tower you see from the top of the playland at Ken Bird Park is simulated.

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