The new monuments marking the edges of the Virginia Street Tax Increment Financing District cost $16,000 each.
There are lots of questions, one set of which begins with “Why?”
Let me give you a sample:
“Why were they thought necessary or desirable?”
Other questions might start with “What?”
“What were City Council members thinking when they approved spending $64,000 on markers at what will appear to the motoring public as random locations?”
Those not watching TV in the late 1950′s don’t know about the “$64,000 Question.”
It was a game show that started in 1955 and was the precursor of the ones that followed. ‘
Only the amount of the maximum prize kept increasing as inflation took its toll.
An IBM card sorter made noise and provided visual movement. The questions weren’t random, but this was show biz.
The real question here is why the Crystal Lake City Council decided to spend $64,000 on this four pillars.