The owner of a Yorkville, Ill., campground that has received attention from recent incidents involving law enforcement said he is not to blame for what’s been going on at the site and is in compliance with his special use permit, according to KendallCountyNOW.com.

Tom Tanner, owner of Hide-A-Way Lakes Campground off Van Emmon Road in Oswego Township, said during a Kendall County planning, building and zoning committee on Monday (Aug. 26) that the sheriff’s office is directly targeting the campground.

He said he doesn’t understand how a recent hit-and-run incident could be his fault — since, for example, Walmart wasn’t blamed for the recent mass shooting at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas.

Tanner charged the sheriff’s office has an agenda.

“You know what their agenda is? It’s this time of year. They want to get more money out of you [the county],” Tanner said.

There were no officials from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office in attendance for the Monday meeting.

Tanner’s comments come after Kendall County Board members called for a full inspection of the campground following several reported incidents there within the last month.

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