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Route 53 Right of Way Forum
EDUCATION FIRST

EDUCATION FIRST

Please read through the other pages of this website for the complete details of this issue, then read this page.

This website was designed by concerned Mundelein residents, most of whom live on streets that backup to the fields owned by IDOT. As you can see by the information contained in this website, we have many concerns.

But in light of recent informational developments, Education has moved to the top of our list of concerns. We recently discovered that Mundelein High School has been working on a 4 year deal to purchase the Village Green Country Club. A total of 92 acres will be purchased for $8.4 million. The money will be paid in 3 equal installments. The final installment is to be paid in 2008. The land will be used for a second campus and athletic fields.

Even though the purchase of this land will be complete in 1 year, Rep. Sullivan Jr. still feels the need to lease 32 acres in the middle of several residential subdivisons: Tullamore, WoodHaven Condominiums, and Cambridge West. All near the intersection of Hawley and Route 60/83, about 1 mile from Mundelein High School. Residents have been battling against this since 11/9/06. The Lessees (Mundelein Park District, Mundelein High School and Fremont Township, via Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr.) want to use this field for athletic practice fields.

We believe the athletic division already has more than sufficient financial support. We feel that the money should be used for theatre improvements, special education programs, improved and modernized science labs, international language programs and other clubs and programs that have been under-funded for decades. Mundelein is no the only school that over-supports athletics and neglects other programs. This is a nationwide problem. But we have to start somewhere. We must put a stop to these athletic fields and make sure that the funds are redirected to educational programs.

Something to think about:

MAYBE 1 out of 100 students pursue a career in athletics. But probably 50 out of 100 students pursues a career in computers, science or teaching. Doesn’t it make sense to support our future.

HELP US SUPPORT OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. GO TO OUR "YOUR RESPONSE" PAGE AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR STREET ADDRESS AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS, OTHERWISE WE CANNOT CONSIDER YOURS AN OFFICIAL RESPONSE.

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