Monument Ads – Public Service Announcements

Public service announcements don’t bring in any revenue to help pay for the four $16,000 monuments, but they would establish that ads could be purchased. = = = = = Photoshopping by one Heck of a Guy blogster Allan Showalter. … Continue reading

Could TIF Monument Ads Help City Collect More Sales Taxes?

Crystal Lake used to get a lot of money from sales taxes? To keep the dollars flowing, the Crystal Lake City Council voted to hike the city’s rate by 75%. Advertising shopping opportunities in the city might help repay the … Continue reading

A Way to Recoup the Costs of the Virginia Street TIF Monuments

Besides increasing parking fees and fining people $100 for speeding past a camera, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has come up with an idea that might work in Crystal Lake. He suggests selling space on public places, such as bridge monuments. … Continue reading

Crystal Lake TIF Monuments Cost $16,000 Each – Cost Updated/Corrected Downward

The first one I saw was near Pizza Hut. What was it? It looked like it belonged in a cemetery. Friday, I learned city officials actually call them “monuments.” On the monuments is the Crystal Lake City emblem or symbol: … Continue reading

Is Another Crystal Lake TIF District in the Offiing?

I claim no knowledge that the Crystal Lake City Council might be contemplating another Tax Increment Financing District east of the one altering the “streetscape” between the stone cemetery monuments at Pizza Hut and across the street from Kwik Kopy. … Continue reading