What McHenry County College Taxpayers Avoided

The Chicago Tribune headline suggests it may be eviction time for the Joliet JackHammedrs minor league baseball team.

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.

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