Illinois House Honors Bill Dwyer

Crystal Lake’s Mike Tryon introduced and passed House Resolution 363 to honor Bill Dwyer. It follows: WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of Representatives are pleased to honor Bill Dwyer of Crystal Lake for his many contributions to his … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council Candidates Write for Chamber of Commerce Members

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce has put statements from all the Crystal Lake City Council candidates here: David Bradford Ralph Dawson Sal Di Benedetto David Goss Mike Shorten Carolyn Schofield Kay Stanish Jeff Thorsen They might help make up … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Raises Sales Tax 75%

With a mere one week’s notice to the public, the Crystal Lake City Council voted 6-1 to raise the city’s sales tax from 1% to 1.75%–a 75% increase. Only Councilman Jeff Thorsen voted, “No.” Arguing that having a lower sales … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Raises Sales Tax 75%

With a mere one week’s notice to the public, the Crystal Lake City Council voted 6-1 to raise the city’s sales tax from 1% to 1.75%–a 75% increase. Only Councilman Jeff Thorsen voted, “No.” Arguing that having a lower sales … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Bumper Sticker

After filling up with gas at the station that was called “State Gas” when I first started driving back in the late 1950’s, I drove home past the old St. Thomas Catholic Church. There were several pro-life bumper stickers on … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Bumper Sticker

After filling up with gas at the station that was called “State Gas” when I first started driving back in the late 1950’s, I drove home past the old St. Thomas Catholic Church. There were several pro-life bumper stickers on … Continue reading

Park District Wins Pride in Crystal Lake Award from Chamber of Commerce

Before the Crystal Lake Park Board meeting got to the official business on its agenda, newly named Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce President Gary Reece presented the Crystal Lake Park District with its “Pride in Crystal Lake Award.” Reece particularly … Continue reading

Park District Wins Pride in Crystal Lake Award from Chamber of Commerce

Before the Crystal Lake Park Board meeting got to the official business on its agenda, newly named Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce President Gary Reece presented the Crystal Lake Park District with its “Pride in Crystal Lake Award.” Reece particularly … Continue reading