Norridge to purchase part of church property

Norridge government to buy portion of Divine Savior property for new village hall, police station and more

Per this week’s meeting agenda, the Village will be moving forward to purchase an unused section of the lot owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

In addition to relocating the Village hall and police station, the Village will also be adding a women’s health center and a day care center, sources say.

In 2016, District 80 sought to purchase portions of the same property as part of its ambitious and ultimately unsuccessful $60 million dollar referendum.

The purchase price is said to be $1.5 million, plus an additional $15 million to build it out as per the current estimated figures.

How the Village government is going to pay for this, when they supposedly can’t even make the pension fund payments without raising taxes, will be the real question to answer in the coming weeks and months.

Should we expect more massive property tax increases to pay for the bonds (debt) will be needed to make this a reality?

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