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City of Crystal Lake
100 W Woodstock St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

The city of Crystal Lake is located in McHenry County about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. The city has grownMore significantly throughout the years with the population expanding from 14,000 in the early 1970's to more than 40,000 today. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County. Crystal Lake is best known for its parks and lakes. More than 1,600 acres of parks and open land are located in the city as well as the 230-acre Crystal Lake, which is enjoyed by the residents for swimming, boating, fishing and even skating in the winter. Crystal Lake has two large school districts within its borders, Elementary School District 47 and Community High School District 155. The city also offers a number of private schools and preschools. The Crystal Lake government is comprised of a mayor, city manager and city council. The city council meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers inside City Hall. The city offers police, fire and rescue, buildings and grounds and a parks department.

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church
178 S McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Immanuel Lutheran Church is one of the largest facilities in Crystal Lake. They offer a theater in the buildingMore next door, as well as recreational facilities. The church also has a school and an outreach center in the city as well.
Main Street Prairie - Illinois State Nature Preserve
E. Main St., Cary, IL 60013
This vast nature preserve is distinguished by some ecologists as one of the best in McHenry County. The park's nearly 70More acres offer many walking trails. It is believed that sand and gravel dug from this location were used to build the original Village of Cary City Hall.