CHICAGO (CBS) — Tensions between Crystal Lake South High School and neighboring homeowners have eased after the school’s massive bleachers came down, and both sides appeared to be on the same page when a revised bleacher plan went before the local zoning commission on Wednesday.
A compromise would allow the school to add 80 feet of length and eight more rows to the home side bleachers on the east side of the field, and keep the west side bleachers at their current height of nine rows.
In 2013, the school built a massive expansion to the west side bleachers, building a 50-foot structure without city permits, eventually leading to an Illinois Supreme Court order to tear down the expansion, after neighbors complained the bleachers created a huge amount of noise, and blocked sunlight to their homes.
Kim Maselbas-Gurba, whose home is among those that sat in the shadow of the bleachers that have since been torn down said there were still some issues to be worked out with Community High School District 155 regarding the compromise.
“The volume of the speakers, and the positioning of them, they’re going to consult a sound technician to work on that with us,” she said.