The village of Palatine is in an ongoing legal battle over violations at former Palatine Councilman Warren Kostka's home, pictured here in June. On Thursday. a judge told Kostka he needs to either tear down the structure or begin extensive repairs.
George LeClaire/Daily Herald, June 2012
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Former Palatine Councilman Warren Kostka must decide whether to tear down his dilapidated home or proceed with extensive repairs to the property, a judge said Thursday. With a group of frustrated neighbors looking on, Cook County Judge Margarita Kulys Hoffman told Kostka he needs to come up with proposals, cost estimates and a timeline for the work, and in the meantime clear any trash from the site.