Anonymous

United States

#1 Dec 10, 2011
Save the Mineola? Termites holding hands and raccoon crap are the only things keeping the building upright. Historical marker? I think not. Can anyone say "fire hazard"?
Kat Thoman

Grayslake, IL

#2 Jul 27, 2013
In reply to Anonymous:

1.) What kind of coward won't even be named? If what you say is remotely true, you should have no trouble putting your name on what you say.

2.) Historical marker? Hell yes it is! As of December 1979 in fact. YOU may not think so, but the United States government's Department of the Interior says different, thank you very much.....

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Stymie

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 27, 2013
That 'historical marker' designation was just political cronie manipulation by Pete to try and get the state to pay for the rehab of that dump and to raise the property value.

They should burn it and the whole town can roast marshmallows.
kalinda

Mchenry, IL

#4 Jul 28, 2013
I agree Stymie, it was a manipulation by conniving Pete. I hope this group that's raising money for it is aware of it. He's laughing all the way to the bank !!
kalinda

Mchenry, IL

#5 Jul 28, 2013
If it's a so called "historical marker" why didn't the owner take care of it for the past 30 yrs? It is now beyond repair and should be torn down.
antioch watcher

Crystal Lake, IL

#6 Jul 28, 2013
You would not want to know how much of your tax money has been dumped into that fire trap already. And I bet Pete couldn't account one dime of it !
Stymie

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 28, 2013
Actually, I would like to know how much public money has been spent on that piece of private property. Anybody got any figures?
kalinda

Mchenry, IL

#8 Jul 28, 2013
Now there's a website to save the Mineola where you can go and donate your money. Is this for real?? Who in their right mind would donate money to "fix" up that broken down barn.
Kat Thoman

Grayslake, IL

#9 Dec 12, 2013
Stymie wrote:
Actually, I would like to know how much public money has been spent on that piece of private property. Anybody got any figures?
I do, genius - and since 1980 it has been zero - except for one MATCHING GRANT given by the state of Illinois when it was placed on the national register for a new roof in 1979, and the money the village chose to spend in court on legal fees to shut it down, no public money has been spent on that building. I mean really, like Fox Lake has been throwing money at something it doesn't own for all these years? Seriously, get a brain! Have you been to Fox Lake? Not exactly a wealthy area!! They don't even have a public pool for heaven sakes!! You should really get a clue about how government works before you open your mouth and all that crap comes flying out!!

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Kat Thoman

Grayslake, IL

#10 Dec 12, 2013
kalinda wrote:
Now there's a website to save the Mineola where you can go and donate your money. Is this for real?? Who in their right mind would donate money to "fix" up that broken down barn.
It is most certainly for real. Quite a few of the locals and history lovers have donated, actually, to help raise the funds for the fees to obtain 501 c 3 charitable status with the IRS...but I am really glad that when it reopens you will not be going there - unless you are going to vastly change your opinion once you see it restored and apologize, in which case, I would gladly buy you a drink!:)
Stymie

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 12, 2013
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I do, genius - and since 1980 it has been zero - except for one MATCHING GRANT given by the state of Illinois when it was placed on the national register for a new roof in 1979, and the money the village chose to spend in court on legal fees to shut it down, no public money has been spent on that building. I mean really, like Fox Lake has been throwing money at something it doesn't own for all these years? Seriously, get a brain! Have you been to Fox Lake? Not exactly a wealthy area!! They don't even have a public pool for heaven sakes!! You should really get a clue about how government works before you open your mouth and all that crap comes flying out!!
Such anger....all I asked was how much was spent. Thank you for the flattery but my IQ is not quite genius level but it is high enough to have gotten me an invitation to join Mensa. Maybe I can get a grant to help me fix my roof too! By the way F.y.i. I have lived in the lovely town of Fox Lake for 22 years.

So, were you just trolling old posts looking for something to vent your anger on? Why was my question so offensive to you? If any public money is spent on private property, the public has a right to know. Also no one said Fox Lake was the government agency doing the spending.

If you are looking to start an arguement, I won't give you one. I do enjoy healthy debate though.
DuckHook

Waukegan, IL

#12 Apr 11, 2014
Stymie, she is an unemployed, unemployable, uneducated troll....

Anonymous......LOL
kalinda

Lake Villa, IL

#13 Apr 11, 2014
Are they still trying to raise money for that dump??? What a waste of time and money. A real joke!!! Like I stated before , you have to be a real moron to donate money for that cause !
Duck Hook

Waukegan, IL

#14 Apr 23, 2014
Kalinda, yes they are trying to raise money and agreed they are morons....
Duck Hook

Waukegan, IL

#15 Jun 5, 2014
When are they are going to bulldoze it?
Duck Hook

Waukegan, IL

#16 Feb 18, 2015
Is anyone taking up collections for a wrecking ball crew to put it out of its misery?

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