Category Archives: Downtown CL General News


Downtown Crystal Lake welcomes the MCYSA International Baseball Tournament! We wish you a week full of fun, sportsmanship, and fabulous baseball! While you’re in town, take time to visit our historic downtown district where you will find plenty of unique stores and restaurants. Want to take a souvenir home?  Downtown Crystal Lake sells t-shirts, coffee […]

Terra Cotta Facelift

Scaffolding above the sidewalk in front Heisler’s Bootery has been put in place to keep pedestrians safe while the terra cotta façade of the building is being restored. Workers will repair the mortar, fix cracked tiles, and replace missing pieces of terra cotta.  The Heisler’s building is historically known as The Teckler Building – built […]


Thanks to the Illinois Office of Tourism and Visit McHenry County, Downtown Crystal Lake will be a featured LIVE VIDEO TOUR on Thursday, July 7th at 11AM. Executive Director, Diana Kenney, will be hosting a 30-minute tour of Downtown Crystal Lake. The tour will be filmed primarily on Williams Street, but Diana will be sprinkling […]