I don't understand what drives elected officials to have an uncontrolled need to spend other people's money with unemployment at almost 10 percent, with houses that have lost a goodly part of their value, with folks losing their homes because of the poor economy. Crystal Lake Park District is itching to saddle the taxpayers with a bill of more than $20 million to build a rec center. Maybe that should be spelled "wreck."
Lakewood's government is insisting on building a rec center, but the money people are hesitant to put up the dough for it.
Could it be that during a time when money is tight, that municipalities should put the checkbook away?
Let us be satisfied with the facilities we have. I haven't heard any loud cry from the taxpayers to build these things.
Possibly it is a very tiny self-interest group that wants the rest of us to pay for their ideas.
Lake in the Hills