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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is at risk from more Joliet trucks

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Allen J. Lynch

Allen J. Lynch

Medal of Honor recipient

"No American would countenance the building of an industrial park next to Arlington National Cemetery. This is no different. We have joined this suit via the Allen Lynch Medal of Honor Foundation because we have one, singular constituency: our living and fallen comrades. We consider this final resting place as sacred, inviolable and worthy of our efforts to mitigate it being defiled as it has been. It doesn’t matter if it’s Arlington or Abraham Lincoln, they are the same.”

Sergeant James Eiden

Vice President of the Will County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Fraternal Order of Police Labor Union

“In the strongest language we urge caution because of the impact to public safety, the lack of infrastructure to support the warehouse trucking facility in terms of roads, and the lack of revenue its [sic] going to generate to cover the costs. There has been a total lack of transparency from the City of Joliet in terms of the burden on taxpayers all over.”

Elwood Community Consolidated School District 203

"... it is the opinion of this Board of Education that any such development by NorthPoint would adversely affect student population, and the safety of its students; NOW, Be It Hereby Resolved by this Board of Education that it go on record as OPPOSING the NorthPoint Development’s proposed industrial development within the boundaries of the School District."

Manhattan School District 114

"... any such development would adversely affect the current student population growth and more importantly, the safety of its students; Now, be it hereby resolved by this Board of Education that it go on record as opposing the proposed NorthPoint industrial development within the boundaries of the Manhattan 114 School District."

Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70C

"... any such development by NorthPoint would adversely affect the safety of its students and citizens. Now, be it hereby resolved by this Board of Education that it go on record as OPPOSING the NorthPoint Developent's proposed industrial development in close proximity to the boundaries of the School District."

Elwood Fire Protection District

"... the increased traffic will create a dangerous environment for community, as previously created by the increased traffic attributed to presence of the CenterPoint Intermodal facility already located within the Fire Protection District, resulting in harm to the residents and additional financial stress upon the Fire Protection District. ... by this resolution the Board opposes the Compass Business Park..."

Latest news

Stop NorthPoint Subpoenas Shanahan for Documents

Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group’s lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The subpoena seeks the productions of documents in Shanahan’s possession or control relating to studies pertaining to water issues, environmental impacts, traffic, noise and vibration, “whether contained in paper or saved electronically in thumb-drives.”

Manhattan Action on NorthPoint?

As I sat there, I wondered when the Mayor and Administrator from Manhattan were going to testify, but to my great disappointment, this never happened. Why did the Village of Manhattan not stand with its residents and neighbors in opposition to NorthPoint?

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