Mr. Mayor, we are not playing a game, this is about protecting our property values and our right to have peace and quiet in our neighborhoods.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
After a meeting at a Des Plaines residence regarding the banquet hall's noise, resolution remains unclear.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The banquet hall erected a party tent without the required conditional use permit, Bill Dillon wrote.
Monday, July 9, 2012
City Council discusses citywide ordinance.
Southside Des Plaines residents and the owner of Fountain Blue met at a contentious city council meeting Monday night to discuss the facility’s noise levels. Residents near Fountain Blue, located at 2300 Mannheim Road, have complained about nighttime noise levels coming from the facility. Owner Tom Diamond said that he has put a lot of money into systems that decrease the noise heard in the surrounding areas. The dispute began in May when Diamond approached Des Plaines City Council members about extending his permit to continue operating the outdoor tent. “The noise levels have not been fixed,” said nearby resident Bill Dillon. “Self-monitoring has not worked.” Stay connected: Receive an email from Des Plaines Patch with headlines in the …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Noise complainant: No citizen in the city of Des Plaines should ever be treated this way.
Fountain Blue Banquets and Conference Center owners may have to tone down party events in their outdoor tent after several neighbors complained about late night noise. The owners re-applied for a conditional use permit so they can continue booking events into 2013. Residents voiced objections at the city council meeting on Monday. “Our whole summer has been ruined,” said Bill Dillon, a resident that lives near the facility. “No citizen in the city of Des Plaines should ever be treated this way.” Earlier: Stolen purse, drinking in public, more. Dillon and his wife, Sandy Dillon, were among a group of residents at Monday night’s city council meeting that said the owners and aldermen had not addressed their complaints. Sandy Dillon said …