“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 →
Joliet’s Bishop Stephen Evans of Leap of Faith Ministries narrates the Stop NorthPoint LLC video featured on the Change.org petition to protect Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Listen to Erin Gallagher talk about the recording on WWHN 1510 AM Comfortable Radio…. Read more →
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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Joliet Herald-News wrote: … Two speakers were nearly ushered out of the room, although they weren’t. The mic was cut off twice on one speaker…. … Mayor Bob O’Dekirk invoked the “personal attacks” rule when Erin Gallagher began talking about Councilman Larry Hug, although he has let it slide at… Read more →
The Times Weekly wrote: A grassroots organization, along with some veterans and area residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development in an effort to stop plans for a major warehouse/industrial park project… … Bob Fioretti, attorney for the group, said the five-count complaint is… Read more →
Press conference announcing the Stop NorthPoint lawsuit…. Read more →