Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Low Ball

Lowball II Note to ops: when the game is Low Ball, don't play unless you have a crappy hand. Low Ball is a poker game where the lowest hand wins. This is information your LakeCountyEye could have used before betting the smartphone on four queens and a jack. In the meantime, look for your LakeCountyEye blogging from the Carnegie Library.

The Carnegie Library provides a nice view of the new Lake County criminal courts tower in Waukegan. Under construction, the tower is a year behind schedule and $16 million over budget. The News-Sun said ...
The overrun, blamed on such things as faulty estimates on foundation work and the inflation of costs since the package was approved in November 2012, has members of the County Board's Law and Judicial Committee reviewing options for scaling back the project to bring it back to the initial estimate. "If the original budget had been this high, we wouldn't have voted for it," District 7 board member Steve Carlson said. "I want to know why this happened and that it won't happen again."
New criminal courts tower coming in $16M over $100M budget
A spokesperson for the Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council said that environmental protection ought to remain a top concern. And that the County Board should rely on local contributions to make up for the $16 million overrun.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Move along.

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