The ESO's past due rent owed to the City of Elgin is over $300,000. While many appreciate the ESO and its cultural contribution to Elgin, there must be a plan for repayment in a reasonable time period. The taxpayers of Elgin should not be asked to bail out ESO if it cannot meet its obligations.
As part of the Council's infrastructure spending, hundreds of thousands of dollars are on the agenda for additional bricks in downtown. Let your council members know what you think.