During a hearing before the McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals, a neighbor made a public statement about a big new home supposedly being used as a bed and breakfast at 5809 E. Hillside Road.
The house is owned by Jaqueline and Micheal Nakamura.
They are petitioning for a conditional use permit to operate a bed and breakfast. The property is currently zoning A-1 Agriculture.
There are five bedrooms being rented out for a minimum of $750 a night with a two-night requirement.
A salt water pool, whirlpool and access to Sterns Woods hiking trails are advertised.
The web site is called
Haiku House – Zen Haven Prairie Home – Reunion, Retreat, Wellness Weekend
Then the neighbor fell on the floor, apparently not breathing.
Former County Board Nick Chirikos, who was there observing ZBA proceedings, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the paramedics from the Woodstock Fire and Rescue Department arrived.