A collaborative effort between the City and the Chamber, uses banners to honor City of Crystal Lake residents and/or City of Crystal Lake government employees who serve in the military and who are actively deployed. These Blue Star Banners are displayed on light poles throughout Virginia Street Corridor.
Blue Star Banner Program applications are being accepted at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Honoree applications and sponsorship forms can be sent to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, located at 427 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Attn: Mary Margaret Maule.
On a quarterly basis, applications will be reviewed by a committee made up of members from the Crystal Lake VFW Post 12014, American Legion Post 171, and TLS Veterans.
Nominating parties will be notified prior to the banner's placement. Subject to participation, a maximum of 16 banners will be hung during each round of the program.