PRESS RELEASE: NorthPoint’s Illiana Expressway

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 →

Personal Attacks on Stop NorthPoint Spokeswoman Backfire on Sender

For Immediate Release: Contact: John Kieken, 708-302-5332   Personal Attacks on Stop NorthPoint Spokeswoman Backfire on Sender Overwhelming community support swelled in favor of Erin Gallagher, only strengthening opposition to NorthPoint Development. Local and federal authorities are involved. Information concerning thousands of robo-texts offering personal cell phone number and residence… Read more →

Medal of Honor Foundation, Veterans Assistance Commission Address Governor

The Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation and several Veterans Assistance Commissions across the state have joined as plaintiffs in the Stop NorthPoint lawsuit in an effort to protect Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, among other reasons. Allen Lynch and the Allen J. Lynch MoH Veterans Foundation General Counsel and Veteran Assistance Commission of Lake County Superintendent Andrew Tangen will join attorney Bob Fioretti at a press conference to address the Governor Wednesday at 10 a.m. to be held at Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Avenue…. Read more →

Stop NorthPoint Subpoenas Shanahan for Documents

Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group’s lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The subpoena seeks the productions of documents in Shanahan’s possession or control relating to studies pertaining to water issues, environmental impacts, traffic, noise and vibration, “whether contained in paper or saved electronically in thumb-drives.”… Read more →

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…. Read more →