I have been looking at a park in IL located in a town where the city manager has told me he doesn't want the park, doesn't allow new homes to come in and has made vailed threats about being aggressive with respect to future code violations if the new owner doesn't redevelop the property. In addition, he said its legal non-conforming but claims the city has no Certificate of Zoning on the park and ignores all emails and calls. Under IL law its my understanding that its grandfathered and I would win but is it worth fighting the city? Assuming I would win the issue regarding bringing in homes what would I do about potential code violations? He could literally send in an inspector every day and make my life hell and expensive.