Castles in the Air — Part II

Elmer Gleich had zero success getting the Village of Palatine to approve his plan for apartments called Darien Fields. Palatine Golf Course at the northwest corner of Hicks Road and Baldwin Road was developed by Gleich’s successors. The Illinois State Highway Dept. was real eager to build the Rand-Golf Expressway. It was supposed to lie parallel and a little north of those two roads, but would have required demolishing thousands of homes. Four Seasons Nursing Centers of America received approval to build at the northeast corner of Quentin Road and Illinois Avenue. But neighborhood opposition eventually prevailed.