It sounded like a good idea at the time. Many paid to be a lifetime member of Willow Creek Resort on Rockford's south side, but the campground is still soliciting funds and the campground isn't even open.
Sunday over 300 members met to find out what rights they have. Those at this meeting say they've all been scammed as much as $10,000 each. Willow Creek opened in 1985 but has been closed for two years. These lifetime members filled out complaints to go after willow creek's owner. The Illinois Attorney General's office is investigating the resort and its owners.
23 News did try to contact Willow Creek's owner but no call came back to our newsroom.