The Daily Herald says ...
About half of Lake Villa Township's $1.4 million reserves would be spent in a plan to buy a failing golf course located mostly outside the township. Lake Villa Township Supervisor Dan Venturi said his plan to buy the nearly 100-acre Antioch Golf Club for around $750,000 would preserve the value of homes adjacent to the 18-hole, par-70 golf course. Most of the homeowners live in Lake Villa Township.In situations like this, local government would normally pressure the Lake County Forest Preserve to obtain the worrisome parcel of land. But it appears that Lake Villa Township plans to cut out the middle-man, and will opt to directly buy the Antioch Golf Club, before the developers can. Perhaps they just couldn't wait?
Why Lake Villa Township wants to buy a failing golf course
One impacted homeowner told your LakeCountyEye that "if your voters live on Clout Street, then the Township better get off the dime". That's because there are outside buyers eyeing the failing golf course, all with plans of their own.
Ten of them, by your LakeCountyEye's count:
Look for your LakeCountyEye to putt for the dough near you.
10 Blueprint-Ready Projects
for the Antioch Golf Club
- Last Exit Ramp Off the Route 53 Extension
- CN Railway Spur to Caboose Park
- Trumpcare Pauper's Cemetery
- The Waukegan Casino
- The Midlothian Manor Homeless Facility
- The Grayslake Trucking Terminal
- The Lakemoor Woodman's Grocery
- The Cary Gravel Pit
- The Vernon Hills Menards
- What Part of Crony Capitalism Don't You Understand?