Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring.  The next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

What Can Be Done about Massage Parlors that Are Really Houses of Prostitution?

Readers of McHenry County Blog know that message parlors in Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Woodstock and McHenry have had employees arrested for prostitution. The arrests of middle aged Asia women started making press in July of 2010: 7-31-10 Waiting for Gedot … Continue reading