Stop NorthPoint Asks Court to Uphold Governor’s Order

Stop NorthPoint LLC is asking the court for a temporary restraining order to prevent Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and the City of Joliet from forcing the NorthPoint project through the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals during the height of the pandemic. “The public hearings set for December 3rd, 10th, and 15th, 2020 violate state law and will endanger the health and safety of the named Plaintiffs and the general public,” according to the complaint filed Monday in Will County court.

Stop NorthPoint Intends to File TRO, Amended Complaint

Attorneys for Stop NorthPoint LLC announced in court today the group’s intent to seek a temporary restraining order in an effort to prevent the City of Joliet from moving forward with the NorthPoint annexation hearings. “We are trying to enjoin any hearings or meetings from occurring on December 3 or December 10,” said Richard Linden, of Linden & Bustamante, one of Stop NorthPoint LLC’s attorneys, which also include Bob Fioretti and Peter Bustamante.

Stop NorthPoint and veterans file expansive lawsuit against Joliet & NorthPoint Development

In the over 40-page document, Stop NorthPoint asks the court to permanently halt Joliet and NorthPoint from developing the gargantuan trucking warehouses — nearly five times the size of Midway Airport — because the project would force the financial burden onto the Joliet residents and neighboring communities; irreparably harm Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery; jeopardize the safety of school children commuting to school; and would destroy property and quality of life for residents living around the project.