The Board of Education of Gardner-South Wilmington High School District 73 v. The Village of Gardner

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (3d) 130364
Decision Date: 
April 17, 2014
District: 
3rd Dist.
Division/County: 
Grundy Co.
Justice: 
McDADE
Holding: 
Affirmed.
School District entered into license agreement allowing Village to use District's outdoor recreational facilities within a designated redevelopment area. District sued Village for failure to make payments per agreement. Neither the agreement nor the TIF Act limits how District may spend funds it is paid by Village. Despite affidavits of former mayors that agreement was made with the "understanding" that District would use funds for capital improvements, unambiguous language of agreement contains no limitations on District's use of license fees received. (CARTER and WRIGHT, concurring.)