The back taxes have been paid on the former North Side League building on Mill Street allowing time for a more thoughtful disposition of the once active civic club. Former NSIL members have begun a process to take back the parcel after years when the club withered and remaining members kept it open as a nightclub and tried to cut deals to get a new club building built by a local developer who coveted the site.
The League as a corporate entity has been rebuilt with new officers who presumably will have the authority to convey ownership to a new buyer. One plan for a Boys and Girls Club is interesting and would continue the legacy of the League, while others prefer just selling it outright and using the funds for scholarships.
Up till recently, perhaps still, the former members have not even had access to the building due to uncertainties of just who owns it.
The group followed a suggestion I made earlier this year in changing attornies and hiring Jim Burrows, who I knew from my city days. He seems to have the process on track and has the street cred to deal with the AG and Supreme Court who will have to OK any deal.