Libraries Taxing Action

Here’s what local libraries did to taxpayers last year and what can be expected when tax bills arrive this month:  Libraries INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX IN TOTAL TAX BARRINGTON … Continue reading

CL Library Plans Another Meeting Thursday, May 19th

Here’s the information that was sent out: We hope you will provide critically important input at the next FOCUS Community Engagement Session tomorrow night, May 19th.  “Does Form Follow Function?” is the topic and we need your help in directing the future of our … 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

CL Library Board President’s Remarks to Chamber Town Hall

The introductory comments of Crystal Lake Library Board President Terri Reece to the Town Hall Meeting of local government officials last Thursday morning were some comprehensive, I asked if she would send me a copy that could be posted. Below … Continue reading

CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 1

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first Town Hall meeting Thursday morning. It was the usual time for such meetings, set so business people can attend before business hours. This time the public was allowed to come.  There … Continue reading

Chance to Ask Big Taxers Why

At last night’s meeting of the Lakewood Village Board, residents were masses in support and opposition of the creation of a Special Service Area tax district that would collect a maximum of 15 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for … Continue reading

The CL Expo

Saturday I went to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Expo to see what things political were there. Right off the bat I saw McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. I figure that means he is running for re-election in … Continue reading

Kiwanis Little Library at CL Main Beach

Former Crystal Lake Library Board President and still a Trustee Carol Heisler came up with the idea. Kiwanis should sponsor a Little Free Library in Crystal Lake. The first one was located at the Nature Center on the North side … Continue reading

Kiwanis Little Free Library Dedicated at Park District Nature Center

Tuesday afternoon the Crystal Lake Kiwanis, Park District and Public Library dedicated a Little Free Library at the Nature Center on the eastern side of Veterans Acres. It sits at the top of the hill off North Williams Street. The … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Grade School Supt. Says School Closing Study Won’t Be Ready for for Months

Yesterday Crystal Lake Elementary School Superintendent Donn Mendoza sent Crystal Lake Library Director Kathryn Martens the following email: “Attached is the operational information you requested. “As per our discussion, last night, our Board directed me to commence a study and … Continue reading

Will Crystal Lakers End up Paying for a Grade School Twice?

The Northwest Herald has a fascinating article about the possibility of the Crystal Lake Library District using a Crystal Lake Grade School District elementary school. Wednesday night the Board held a meeting in which the following was on the agenda: … Continue reading

CL City Council & Library Board Will Be Discussing Tax Hike Tuesday Night at 6:30

Take a look at this special notice for a Crystal Lake City Council meeting early Tuesday night: Here is the guts of the meeting: “Presentation, Discussion and Feedback of the Draft Crystal Lake Public Library 2011 Needs Assessment including options … Continue reading