Kiwanis Little Library at CL Main Beach

Former Crystal Lake Library Board member 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 of town. Built by … Continue reading

No Contest for Any Park District Candidates

There are five park districts operating in parts of McHenry County: Barrington Hills Park District Cary Park District Crystal Lake Park District Huntley Park District Marengo Park District The rest of the county has more logical ways of providing recreational … Continue reading

Park District Taxes More Than Townships

Got this from a friend of McHenry County Blog and thought readers might find it of interest: Now that Annual Financial reports are posted on the State Comptroller’s web site, the information is more readily available. Information below was retrieved … Continue reading

Park District Real Estate Tax Comparisons

I know it is mid-summer and I forgot to show the comparisons between what McHenry County’s five park districts billed property taxpayers last year and this year. The word “extension” below is the amount that was billed taxpayers.  Because the … 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

Cost Comparison for Two Government Land Purchases In Crystal Lake Area

Both McHenry County College and the Crystal Lake Park District are in the process of buying land in the Crystal Lake area. Here’s the comparison: $1,000,000 for 20 acres = $50,000 per acre from McHenry County College $625,000 for 27 … Continue reading

CL Park District Site for Pool-Community Center Located on Southwest Side of District

A press release from the Crystal Lake Park District about a 27-acre property in Lake in the Hills across Ackman Road from Lakewood’s Lou Malnati’s Pizzari proposed for purchase: The Crystal Lake Park District Board of Commissioners is excited to … Continue reading