The Wheaton Park District snagged a $2.4 million grant from State government to buy an old Sears store.
(Where the State found the spare $50 million for park purposes is a legitimate question that won’t be explored here.)
The old Sears store is near a park.
It will be converted into a fieldhouse.
The Crystal Lake Park District is making sounds about running a referendum to build a community center.
One of the ideas I floated two years ago was buying the old Cub Food grocery store or abandoned Walmart in the dying shopping center behind the new Colonial Cafe.
Both buildings are next to a park–Vulcan Lakes.
Oops, I mean TORA, the Three Oaks Recreation Area.
Unfortunately the Crystal Lake-owned facility has a drainage ditch between the buildings and the old gravel pit, but it’s close.
Maybe a bridge could be built to link the two.
Of course, the City of Crystal Lake might require a toll booth.