News for Crystal Lake IL - AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns is a virtual "town square", connecting you to all the events and news happening in Crystal Lake Illinois. Whether it's town issues and community activism, or school calendars and sports schedules, AmericanTowns delivers the information faster and helps you use it better. en-us 30 https://www.americantowns.com/crystal-lake-il News for Crystal Lake IL - AmericanTowns.com 144 69 https://www.americantowns.com/crystal-lake-il https://www.americantowns.com/images/atn_rss_logo.gif Mon, 05 Dec 2022 19:37:42 -0600 Underwood, Speier Lead Members of Congress; Call for Senate Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act WASHINGTON – Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Veronica Escobar https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwood-speier-lead-members-of-congress-call-for-senate-passage-of-the-pregnant-workers-fairness-act-31494494-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwood-speier-lead-members-of-congress-call-for-senate-passage-of-the-pregnant-workers-fairness-act-31494494-crystal-lake-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Congressman Raja Joins CNN to Discuss the Attack on Paul Pelosi Congressman Raja joined CNN host Fredricka Whitfield to discuss the heinous attack on Paul Pelosi and what it means for the broader issue of political https://www.americantowns.com/news/congressman-raja-joins-cnn-to-discuss-the-attack-on-paul-pelosi-31483276-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/congressman-raja-joins-cnn-to-discuss-the-attack-on-paul-pelosi-31483276-crystal-lake-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Underwood Calls for Immediate Passage of the Momnibus Act in Response to New Report Showing the COVID-19 Pandemic Worsened Nation’s Maternal Health Crisis WASHINGTON – This week, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) called for urgent investments in maternal health in response to a new report https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwood-calls-for-immediate-passage-of-the-momnibus-act-in-response-to-new-report-showing-the-covid19-pandemic-worsened-nations-maternal-health-crisis-31479372-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwood-calls-for-immediate-passage-of-the-momnibus-act-in-response-to-new-report-showing-the-covid19-pandemic-worsened-nations-maternal-health-crisis-31479372-crystal-lake-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Underwood's Legislation to Help Schools Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis Passes the House WASHINGTON – Last week, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act passed the House of https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwoods-legislation-to-help-schools-address-the-youth-mental-health-crisis-passes-the-house-31466420-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/underwoods-legislation-to-help-schools-address-the-youth-mental-health-crisis-passes-the-house-31466420-crystal-lake-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Farm Stroll Offers Tour of Family-Owned Farms Come out for an autumn day in the country! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, McHenry County will host its annual Farm Stroll, a free https://www.americantowns.com/news/farm-stroll-offers-tour-of-familyowned-farms-31429886-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/farm-stroll-offers-tour-of-familyowned-farms-31429886-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Enjoy a Day of Blossoms in McHenry County Tour some of the most spectacular gardens in McHenry County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the annual Garden Walk, hosted by the https://www.americantowns.com/news/enjoy-a-day-of-blossoms-in-mchenry-county-31372318-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/enjoy-a-day-of-blossoms-in-mchenry-county-31372318-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Gardenfest 2022 Gardenfest - Ready, Set, Grow Explore the latest gardening trends, techniques, and tools during this series of seminars for gardeners of every skill https://www.americantowns.com/news/gardenfest-2022-31329334-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/gardenfest-2022-31329334-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Grow Your Gardening Skills at Gardenfest Get a head start on your garden by learning how to improve soil, sow seed and grow specific plants at the annual McHenry County Gardenfest. https://www.americantowns.com/news/grow-your-gardening-skills-at-gardenfest-31300558-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/grow-your-gardening-skills-at-gardenfest-31300558-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Johnny Appleseed Festival 2021 Our 28th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Downtown Crystal Lake! Did you know? John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was a real-life https://www.americantowns.com/news/johnny-appleseed-festival-2021-31187335-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/johnny-appleseed-festival-2021-31187335-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 5th Annual Oktoberfest at The QRY Time to get your PROST on! And by "Prost" we mean cheers! The Quarry will be transformed into a German beer garden with live music, cold beer, a mini- https://www.americantowns.com/news/5th-annual-oktoberfest-at-the-qry-31181628-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/5th-annual-oktoberfest-at-the-qry-31181628-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 Crystal Lake Resident Surprised with $2,500 Scholarship to Western Governors University Crystal Lake resident Savannah Swalve was recently surprised with a $2,500 New Start Scholarship to Western Governors University. The scholarship is https://www.americantowns.com/news/crystal-lake-resident-surprised-with-2500-scholarship-to-western-governors-university-31113075-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/crystal-lake-resident-surprised-with-2500-scholarship-to-western-governors-university-31113075-crystal-lake-il.html Schools and Libraries Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 New Seed Library for Gardeners Ever heard of a seed library? Similar to borrowing a book, gardeners can “borrow” seeds with the intention of collecting seeds from mature https://www.americantowns.com/news/new-seed-library-for-gardeners-31092324-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/new-seed-library-for-gardeners-31092324-crystal-lake-il.html Clubs and Organizations Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 McHenry County Gardenfest Earn your green thumb while in pajamas at the virtual 2021 McHenry County Gardenfest, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 10, via Zoom. You https://www.americantowns.com/news/mchenry-county-gardenfest-31067474-crystal-lake-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/mchenry-county-gardenfest-31067474-crystal-lake-il.html Arts and Entertainment Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 White Crane Wellness Center Wins Governor’s Engaging Aging Award CHICAGO – White Crane Wellness Center is the recipient of a 2022 Governor’s Engaging Aging Award, presented annually to up to 13 community https://www.americantowns.com/news/white-crane-wellness-center-wins-governors-engaging-aging-award-31499865-chicago-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/white-crane-wellness-center-wins-governors-engaging-aging-award-31499865-chicago-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600 DoIT Celebrates Computer Science Education Week: December 5-11, 2022 Computer Science Education Week is recognized December 5-11 SPRINGFIELD – In honor of Computer Science (CS) Education Week, the Illinois https://www.americantowns.com/news/doit-celebrates-computer-science-education-week-december-511-2022-31499892-springfield-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/doit-celebrates-computer-science-education-week-december-511-2022-31499892-springfield-il.html Government and Politics Mon, 05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600