Aging, failing and inadequate infrastructure is not merely an inconvenience and safety hazard to Lake County residents, it is one of the biggest obstacles keeping new development and business away. Unless we can widen our main, notorious thoroughfares, get rid of the “stranglers”, bypass known, troubled railroad crossings, extend Route 53, we in Northern Lake County will remain stagnant to growth. That growth goes hand in hand with reducing our property tax burden.