The latest on the Hamptons of Hinsdale

If you're a fan of the "builder press release" genre of fiction you'll be delighted by the overblown language, flights of fancy and hyperbolic lies contained In a June 2008 tout for the Hamptons of Hinsdale, a bust-out development that was part of an elaborate Ponzi scheme. Much of the language would make Jay Gatsby blush.

The development began in 2002, and the latest word is that it will be completed four years from now. Read the details in Mary Ellen Podmolik's story at the Tribune.

Am I alone in seeing an inverse correlation between the pretentiousness and inappropriateness of development names and their success?

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