Illinois Veterans “Fervently” Oppose NorthPoint, Join Lawsuit

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions fervently opposes the NorthPoint Compass Project and recommends to all governmental bodies who have authority over the proposal to immediately terminate it,” the resolution said.

The group’s resolution is titled “Association’s Opposition to the Proposed NorthPoint Compass Project Near the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.”… Read more →

Tribune Op-ed: Joliet-area residents have good reason to oppose NorthPoint development

The path of Illinois Route 53 in Elwood, just south of Joliet, is bucolic. Running along the east side of the road, travelers spot bison grazing at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Farm fields and open space grace historic Route 66 as it moves through Will County. It is the road traveled by thousands of veterans to their final resting place at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the country’s second largest national cemetery.
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