Illinois hotel favored by Capone for sale on eBay

May 3, 2012, 1:48 PM

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) – A historic hotel in northern Illinois that once served as mobster Al Capone’s weekend retreat is up for sale on eBay.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (
http://bit.ly/KwELeJ) reports that the owners of the Mineola Lounge and Marina listed the property in Fox Lake on eBay on Monday with a starting bid of $2 million.

Owner Pete Jakstas says the property includes the hotel, 17 acres of lake-front land, a marina and his former home. He says he’s been trying to sell the Mineola for a couple of years and decided to try eBay so he could reach a national market.

The president of the Grant Township Historical Society says the Mineola has fallen into disrepair in recent years but has the potential to be beautiful.

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Online: eBay listing,
http://bit.ly/IH0aGY

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Illinois hotel favored by Capone for sale on eBay