Taxing Bodies Against NorthPoint

The Village of Elwood has pending litigation that is in opposition to the project and the Village of Manhattan issued this statement on September 30, 2020.

Resolutions, actions, or letters against NorthPoint Development's Compass project have been issued by the following:

Politicians Against NorthPoint

Public statements or letters from public officials and candidates on the record in opposition of NorthPoint’s Compass project:

  • Larry Walsh Sr. - the late Will County Executive; in memoriam continuing the fight in his name
  • Don Gould - Will County Board Member, District 6
  • Joe Van Duyne - Will County Board Member, District 6
  • Amanda Koch - Will County Board Member, District 2
  • Judy Ogalla - Will County Board Member, District 1
  • Rachel Ventura - Will County Board Member, District 9
  • Larry Walsh Jr. - Illinois State Representative, 86th District
  • Patrick Joyce - Illinois State Senator, 40th District
  • Brian Giaretta - Candidate for Village of Manhattan Mayor
  • Ron Adamski - Candidate for Village of Manhattan Trustee
  • Dan De Caprio - Candidate for Village of Manhattan Trustee
  • Bill Garrett - Candidate for Village of Manhattan Trustee

Military Veterans as Plaintiffs Against NorthPoint

  • WWII B-17 Radioman Ted Micci, 25 missions Joliet resident
  • The Allen J Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation
  • Robert Pillion, born and raised in Joliet, graduated West High School, Silver Star and Bronze Star recipeint, 35 years in the service, flew helicopters in Vietnam and flew cover for George HW Bush
  • Native American Michael Pamonicutt, a Vietnam Veteran himself, Gold Star Family whose brother died in Vietnam. He is with the Veterans of the Menominee Nation
  • Kevin Pomykala, commander of Joliet Stone City Post, U.S. Navy retired
  • Skip Hoechbauer, served in Vietnam, Chaplin of Stone City Post
  • John Waker, Purple Heart Veteran, a “tunnel rat” in Vietnam, a volunteer Honor Guard member at the national cemetery
  • Gus Baseleon, well decorated helicopter medic in Vietnam, volunteer at the national cemetery and Legion member, whose wife is buried at the national cemetery
  • Brothers Alejandro “Al” and Willard Gutierriez, both who served. Willard was with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and is a three time Bronze Star recipient, one with the V device for Valor, and one Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Jimmy Walsh, served in the US Army
  • Brian Podest, served in the US Navy, member of Manhattan Legion, his wife is at the national cemetery
  • John Vallrugo, lifelong Joliet resident, served in US Army during the Cold War between Korea and Vietnam
  • Ron Adamski, U.S. Navy veteran, and co-founder of Stop NorthPoint LLC

Organizations Against NorthPoint

  • The Allen J Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation - Stop NorthPoint lawsuit plaintiff
  • Stone City VFW Post 2199 - Open Letter to Joliet
  • Wilmington VFW Post 5422
  • Manhattan American Legion Post 0935
  • New Lenox - Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545
  • Joliet Buffalo Soldier Memorial American Legion Post 241
  • Veterans of the Menominee Nation
  • Cheers to the Warriors - Open Letter to Joliet
  • K-9s for Veteran Warriors
  • Operation Care Package
  • Veterans Outreach Services of Illinois
  • Will County Sheriffs’ Department Deputies F.O.P. Labor Union
  • Openlands
  • The Sierra Club - Petition against additional warehousing
  • Midewin Alliance - Open Letter to Joliet
  • Mary Baskerville & The Will County Environmental Network - by unanimous vote of the membership
  • Cunningham Neighborhood Council
  • Preston Heights Neighborhood Council
  • Ridgeview Subdivision Association
  • Bishop Steven Evans & Leap of Faith Ministries
  • Wendell Martin, Senior Pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Joliet, IL
  • The Will County Farm Bureau
  • The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District