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TURNBERRY COUNTRY CLUB PURCHASED

Jul 18, 2016 -- 1:09pm

On behalf of the Village of Lakewood, Village President Erin Smith announced the purchase of Turnberry Country Club by First Leap Holdings, LLC.  Smith says,  “We have been fortunate that Wintrust has been such an outstanding member of our business community as it has continued to maintain and operate Turnberry Country Club in a professional manner during this period of transition. “Our community owes them a debt of gratitude.”

 The principal of First Leap Holdings, LLC is Sundeep Oberoi. In addition to his software company,  Oberoi has a significant real estate portfolio, including a nine hole golf course in DeKalb, IL. His associate, Mr. Rahul Singh, will provide primary management and oversight of the operations of Turnberry Country Club, which will continue to be run by Kemper Sports. Mr. Singh has fifteen years of business experience in software development, as well as managing substantial business assets, including 200,000 square feet of commercial and residential space and 275 acres of land. Included within the commercial real estate assets are a 36,000 square foot fitness center and two golf courses, both of which have a club house, full bar, and banquet facilities. Consistent with his experience with high quality recreational experiences and the critical role that recreation plays in our lives, Singh is also a nationally ranked squash player. Singh says, "It is our goal to have Turnberry Country Club serve as the golf and social destination for McHenry County and the greater northern Illinois area.

IRS SCAM

Jul 13, 2016 -- 8:28am

This is directly from the Better Business Bureau: 

 

The Better Business Bureau's list of different telephone scams is long, and at the top is the "IRS" scam which continues to payoff for scam artist. Reports from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration states that 6,400 people have fallen victim to the scam; a seemingly small number nationwide but, the dollars lost is large $36.5 million. There have been some successes in catching a few of these thieves but prevention still is the best line of defense. Regardless, of the type of telemarketing scam it is, they all have one thing in common - tough to trace and hard to reverse payment methods. Now, new rules instituted recently by the Federal Trade Commission will make it easier for consumers to spot telemarketing scams. "The FTC's new telemarketing rules now ban payment methods that scammers like, but legitimate telemarketers are no longer allowed to use," says Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. "That means, wire transfers, pre-paid/reloadable debit cards, and direct debits from checking accounts are out." With the new rules now in effect, anyone who gets a telemarketing call and they are told that the requested payment must be made using one of the banned payment methods, the caller is breaking the law. The caller is a con artist. "As another line of defense, because honest telemarketers abide by the regulations of the Do Not Call Registry, it's recommended that consumers who don't want telemarketing calls be on it" noted Bernas. Bernas added, "We often get complaints from consumers, who are on the do not call list, but still get unwanted telemarketing calls. Chances are - those calls are coming from scammers who are already breaking the law so following the rules means nothing." Consumers should note that Do Not Call regulations allow organizations that have an established business relationship with them can call for up to 18 months after your last purchase, payment or delivery, even if you are on the registry. The BBB also advises consumers to be careful as they may inadvertently give approval to call by answering questionnaires, surveys, or free trials so make sure to read agreements carefully. You can contact the company and ask that you be removed from their call list.

 

 

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