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After 100 years in the making and 365 days of planning, the Crystal Lake Centennial Celebration is set to start Friday at Three Oaks Recreation Area. All About Crystal Lake looks at the history, the people, and the unique qualities that make Crystal Lake a great places to live, shop, and visit.

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About the City of Crystal Lake

  • Kenney: Centennial celebration continues with speaker series

    Do you remember Crystal Lake’s first centennial?How can it be that we are having another centennial? ...
    Oct. 10, 2013 - 8:19 am
  • Route 14: 'The road paved with gold'

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As George Mueller gazed out the window of his Mueller’s Interior furniture store, he saw the familiar sight of traffic on Route 14.
    Oct. 3, 2013 - 8:06 am
  • Centennial celebration events

    Crystal Lake was incorporated as a city in 1914, and the kickoff to a yearlong 100th birthday celebration starts Sunday with the Centennial Kick-Off F ...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Traditions help make city special

    Crystal Lake has always been known for its namesake body of water. But there are several other event ...
    Oct. 2, 2013 - 5:23 pm
  • Why we love Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake has changed a lot since Bob Blazier and his wife moved here in 1962.Crystal Lake’s popu ...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Weekend festival welcomes 100 years

    After 100 years in the making and 365 days of planning, the Crystal Lake Centennial Celebration is set to start Friday at Three Oaks Recreation Area.
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • McCall not ready to raise white flag

    Edna McCall threaded a couple of pieces of trivia within the 28-page pamphlet she wrote last year as a nod to Crystal Lake’s history.
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • 1914 election united twin villages

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Local historians concede there may be some confusion about the date of the city-wide centennial celebration.
    Sept. 20, 2013 - 5:30 am
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