Tag: Illinois

101-year old property owner wins eminent domain court battle against village

Posted on May 8, 2009 in News & Events

On Tuesday (May 5, 2009) a Cook County, Illinois jury awarded Ema Mae “Babe” Ahern $25 million for the taking of her 95-acre golf course and country club property in the Village of Evergreen Park on Chicago’s South Side. News stories about the jury trial and the property owner, Babe Ahern, reported that Ms. Ahern has lived on the property since her birth 101 years ago and that she continues to actively run the golf course and club, her family’s business.

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