1992 - Illinois Appellate Court ruling: Will County v. Naperville
In summary, this court ruled it is unlawful for any (municipal) corporation to zone against private properties located beyond the corporation's borders. Article 7 of the Municipal Code is superseded by Article 11 of that same Code, which prohibits extraterritorial zoning. Such adopted restrictions are illegal. Again the bullies trying to zone extraterritorally lost.
1962 - Illinois Supreme Court ruling: Lake County & Wooster Lake Improvement Assc. v MacNeal
In summary, the association's and county's attempts to restrict by ordinance the recreational lake rights of the private Wooster Lake owner and the owner's guests were ruled unlawful by this court. Such ordinances are illegal.
The bullies at the county and association lost.
1988 - Illinois Supreme Court ruling: Beacham v. Lake Zurich Property Owners Assc.
In summary, this court ruled associations which do not legally have the entire private lake within its corporate borders have no authority to adopt or apply any special restrictions against lake property owners or their guests who by state law have the right to recreate everywhere on the entire private lake. Such restrictions are illegal. The bullies at the association lost.
Pre-1994: Court Rulings To Be Skirted Later By Local Government in Lake County
& State-Registered, Lake-Adjacent Associations