Crystal Lake’s Strange View of Flatlined Population Growth

Trying to figure out who is up for election on the Crystal Lake City Council, I found the following claim under “Demographic Data and Statistics:”


Crystal Lake is well-positioned for growth, both geographically and economically. Located 50 miles northwest of Chicago, Crystal Lake benefits from a continually-growing population, workforce base, excellent schools, two Metra stations, park system and historic downtown. [Emphasis added.]

The only problem with that “continually -growing population” is that it is false.

See McHenry County Blog’s May 26, 2018, article,

McHenry County Gains 1,150 People, Census Bureau Estimates, Crystal Lake Up 9 Since 2010


Crystal Lake’s Strange View of Flatlined Population Growth — 6 Comments

  1. We picked up a coffee at the Starbucks in your ‘historic'(funny) downtown, drove by wife’s still vacant after 10 years Distribution, Manufacturing and Sales Center for laugh’s, on the way to title co. on Terra Cotta to close on another dumped property.

    Making a little more room for growth Crystal Lake.

  2. With all of the Section 8 transplants from Chicago inner city neighborhoods, the place may indeed get ‘growth’ … growth in third world living conditions/crime/STDs/etc., too.

  3. Crystal lake used to be a toney town, now it’s just a wreck.

  4. “I’d much rather live in Harvard, Marengo, Lake In The Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, Algonquin, or even Cary” – Said no one, ever.

  5. “I wish we lived in Harvard, Marengo, Cary, Algonquin along Randall, or McHenry —- maybe Ringwood?” — Said no one, ever.

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