Another CL TIF Failure – Crosswalks This Time

The Virginia Street Tax Increment Financing District is a public expenditure that keeps on giving feed stock for stories. First it was the absurd waste of money for four pillars to mark the edges of the district which provides the … Continue reading

CL Library Looking at General Election Referendum

At the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Town Hall Meeting with local governmental officials, Library Board President Terri Reece said that the Library is acquiring property north of the current building was being pursed. She added that a referendum to … Continue reading

District 155 To Demolish Bleachers

Here is the state from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner on the loss in the suit challenging their right to build the South High School bleachers: Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Crystal Lake South … Continue reading

CL Council Abandons Park District

At the Crystal Lake Expo on Saturday, I talked with Crystal Lake Park District Executive Director Jason Herbster. Earlier, I reported that he told me that the tax bill for the park district would be up 4% this spring. Today, … Continue reading

Judge Rules in Favor of CL Tax Protesters in 3-2 Passage of Levy

Judge Michael Caldwell has issued a preliminary ruling that the City of Crystal Lake did not legally pass its tax levy in 2013 (for taxes that were paid in 2014). At issue was whether having only three of the seven … Continue reading

Sascha Chadwick Announces Write-In Campaign for Crystal Lake Mayor

A press release from Sascha Chadwick: Sascha Chadwick Running Write-In Campaign for Crystal Lake Mayor CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Sascha Chadwick, CPA, CMCA, has filed as a write-in candidate for the City of Crystal Lake’s mayoral election. The filing was … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Incumbents Eliminate Competition

There won’t be a ballot contest for the offices of Mayor and City Council in Crystal Lake. The only people on the ballot will be the incumbents running for re-election. The first Electoral Board decided to knock Mayor Aaron Shepley’s … Continue reading

CL Incumbents File for Re-Election

Crystal Lake City Clerk Nick Kachiroubas reports the following filed for re-election in Crystal Lake: Mayor: Aaron T. Shepley Council: Ellen M. Brady Mueller Cathy A. Ferguson Brett Hopkins All four are incumbents. Potential opponents have until next Monday to … Continue reading

Filing for Crystal Lake Offices Next Week

Because the City of Crystal Lake has a primary election if too many people file, it has a petition filing date earlier than village, park district, library district, fire protection district, schools and other governmental bodies. Crystal Lake City Clerk … Continue reading