PRESS RELEASE: Joliet Violates Neighbors

For a city to come down and forcefully take a large percentage of a neighboring community that does not want them is a violation by any definition. The citizens of the Elwood/Manhattan community have an absolute right to determine the fate and future of their own quality of life. Joliet has taken that away from every single one of us. I cannot think of anything that is more UN-American than this…. Read more →

PRESS RELEASE: No Studies Exist, Joliet Releases Limited Documents to Stop NorthPoint

Chris Regis, Attorney for the City of Joliet, turned over some documents to the Plaintiff’s attorneys today. Regis claims that Joliet does not have any other traffic studies other than a 2020 draft traffic study provided to Plaintiff’s attorneys that he called “obsolete” and no environmental impact studies. Yet, Joliet’s City Council plans to proceed with hearings on December 21st and vote on approving this massive project with or without environmental or traffic studies. … Read more →

PRESS RELEASE: Judge Recuses Himself From NorthPoint Traffic Study Lawsuit

On December 8th, Judge Anderson signed the following order: “… Because the undersigned has friends and family members with personal interests in both sides of the controversy, the undersigned must recuse.

The case is transferred to Presiding Judge Rickmon for reassignment. Tomorrow’s court date stands…

The TRO will be handled by Judge Rickmon or the otherwise-assigned judge. …”… Read more →

PRESS RELEASE: Stop NorthPoint Files Emergency Motion to See Traffic Studies or Stop Hearings

On December 7th an emergency motion was filed to compel Joliet to release the NorthPoint traffic studies by Joliet before any hearings on NorthPoint’s annexation can be conducted.

“VERIFIED EMERGENCY MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER/PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION TO COMPEL JOLIET TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ANY TRAFFIC STUDIES AHEAD OF THE DECEMBER 21, 2021 CITY COUNCIL HEARINGS AND TO STAY THE CITY COUNCIL HEARINGS”… Read more →

PRESS RELEASE: NorthPoint Gets More Sweetener Than Dunkin’

Recently uncovered documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests reveal that NorthPoint’s real intentions go far beyond the Joliet area and that their plans, if allowed to come to fruition, will have far-reaching impacts across the entire region. In the documents unearthed by Stop NorthPoint, NorthPoint lays out their ambition to do an end-run around the will of Illinois residents to create a 30-mile long “Illiana-Lite” expressway corridor reaching across the entire county, from I-55 to I-394 that would conveniently pass right through NorthPoint’s industrial warehouse park…. Read more →