Pritzker Visits Mainly Closed Stores in Downtown Crystal Lake Sunday

Downtown Crystal Lake is not a hub of activity on Sundays. About half the stores are closed. Nevertheless, that’s where McHenry County Board Chairman and JB Pritzker endorser Jack Franks decided to steer the Democratic candidate for Governor on Sunday, … Continue reading

Tension Between CL’s Downtown & Other Businesses Apparent in Comment

Read commenter “Reasonable’s” take on the unfairness of subsidies that Downtown Crystal Lake businesses have and tell me there isn’t some underlying tension building in the local business community: It was under the Part 6 post on the Crysal Lake … Continue reading

Video Helps Make Arrest for Downtown Crystal Lake Burglary Suspect

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: On January 29th, 2012, police responded to three separate business burglaries in the downtown area. Trax Coffee Shop located at 70 E. Woodstock Street, Dawn’s Bread Shop located at 19 N. … Continue reading

Muni Pork

I’m sitting in Crystal Lake City Council Chambers waiting for the passage of the resolution asking McHenry County government to recognize the importance of the city watershed protection ordinance and what should occupy the minds of most in the audience, … Continue reading