Thank you to all of our candidates for running!
The City just announced that it will buy 20.5 acres of unused land at Rosehill Cemetary (Alderman O'Connor's ward), along Western at Peterson, to turn into a nature center. The purchase price is $7.8 million, about $380,000 an acre - which seems like a bargain. The purchase and renovation of the land will be paid for with TIF funds. As much as I support new park land in the city, I'm still unsure this qualifies as something we should be spending TIF money on. But, because of the way our TIF's are set up, we taxpayers have no say in how the money gets spent.