Loyola University Chicago may avoid a court battle over its recently purchased retreat house by agreeing to be annexed into the village of Bull Valley, a local newspaper is reporting.
The Northwest Herald reports that has indicated that Loyola wants the center to be part of the village rather than unincorporated McHenry County.
Neighbors in May 2009 had petitioned the court for annexation when the former owners, the Chicago-based Congregation of the Resurrection, planned to convert the rural retreat at 2710 S. Country Club Road into senior housing, according to the Northwest Herald. But those plans fell through, and Loyola bought the 98-acre property in May 2010 for $6.4 million, the newspaper reports.
Attorney Brandy Quance, who represents the dozen neighbors who filed the annexation petition, said her clients still were taking a wait-and-see attitude, although the ones she talked to were happy that the property would stay a retreat, the Northwest Herald reports.
For the full Northwest Herald story, click: Retreat House.
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