When the McHenry County College Board was relieved of its possibility of building a minor league baseball stadium that would be financed by its taxpayers if the team didn’t succeed.
The Board did not do that on its own. It was a result of the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Board’s opposition, which required a super-majority to re-zone the watershed property.
The Crystal Lake City Council could not muster that majority.
The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that current team owners of the Joliet JackHammers may be toast.
I think someone pointed out that the average minor league baseball teams lasts about five years.
The bonds MCC’s Board proposed were for twenty-five years.