CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 2

At Thursday morning’s Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce governmental forum, there was a question and answer session. There was a well-researched question asking about what tax districts were doing about duplication of services: “From 2009 through 2012, Countywide Equalized Assessed … 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

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

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

Crystal Lake Park Board Votes to Stablilize Levy

Between this week and last the Crystal Lake Park Board seems to have undergone a collective brain transplant. After sitting through an explanation of the tax levy process last week, I was convinced that taxpayers were going to be subjected … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Park District Planning to Tax to the Max

Thursday night there was a workshop at the Crystal Lake Park Board to discuss the tax levying process. The presentation assumed that the Board wanted to extract as much money as possible from the taxpayers: Take the entire amount allowed … Continue reading

CL Park District Selects Jason Herbster as New Executive Director

At last Thursday’s Crystal Lake Park District board meeting, Jason Herbster was selected to replace long-time Executive Director Kirk Reimer.  Herster is the Director of Recreational Services at the Glenview Park District. I asked him what he wanted to accomplish … Continue reading