Category Archives: Downtown CL General News

We’re Hiring!

Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.  For additional information about the position and how to apply: Executive Director Job Posting 2021 2022 will bring some fresh new faces, new ideas, and new traditions to Downtown Crystal Lake!  Please consider joining our team and make an impact on our […]

“Diamond in the Rough” Award Winners

“Diamond in the Rough” Award Winners Announced This past year has been a challenge for all of us.  Despite these challenges, we noticed some creative, generous, and inspiring people who have stood out among others. Downtown Crystal Lake presented a “Diamond in the Rough” award to each of the following at our recent (online) Annual […]

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

With the COVID-19/Coronavirus foremost in our minds, we wanted to direct you to the City’s web page which provides good links to accurate information and updates. We encourage people that feel sick to stay home.  If you are not sick—carry on your normal business, practice good hygiene, and be mindful of your environment. Here is […]

May is Preservation Month

Through a cooperative effort of Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street and the Crystal Lake Historical Society, numerous posters have been created and will be displayed throughout Downtown during the month of May.  The posters feature historic photos and information about many of our downtown buildings.  Make plans to walk around and learn more about our downtown […]


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 […]