Thank you Governor for standing with small towns, veterans, and hallowed ground

Now is the time to share with Governor JB Pritzker how residents of Illinois feel NorthPoint’s threat to our entire region. Please send the message below to express your gratitude that the governor continues to support us and our local officials.  The message below will be sent immediately to Governor Pritzker and the Deputy Governor.

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    Dear Governor Pritzker:

    I stand with our veteran heroes to protect the sanctity of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Thank you for respecting local officials’ wishes concerning the NorthPoint bridge. For four years, Elwood officials have heard the voices of overwhelming opposition representing thousands of people — from multiple school districts to neighboring townships, to Will County Farm Bureau, and countless veterans and environmental organizations — all who stand shoulder-to-shoulder to Stop NorthPoint. NorthPoint Development poses a direct threat not only to our treasured cemetery, but also Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, much-needed tourism along Historic Route 66, and our agriculture industry as a whole.

    Respectfully,

    {your full name, email, hometown, and phone as entered above}


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    12 Comments

    Scott Mancke · February 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I am writing for my father. He also is not in favor of North Point. He has volunteered at Abraham Lincoln cemetery since it opened and believes it will be a disrespect to our veterans.
    He himself is a 3 time purple heart; WW II veteran. Iwo Jima; Saipan; Roi-Namur; and Tianan;
    4th Marine Div.
    Currently 95 yrs old, and some day be laid to rest at Abe Lincoln cemetery.

    Michael Kinsella · March 1, 2021 at 11:06 am

    I am writing for me and my family, many of whom still live in the area that will be adversely affected by this development. My Uncle Bill is buried in Lincoln Cemetery, and I don’t want his service and that of the thousands of others resting here to be dishonored.

    Joanne Surratt · March 2, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I am strongly against North Point. My husband is buried Abraham Lincoln and one day I will be also. Other members of the American Legion post in St. Charles, Illinois, are also there. The quietness is only broken by the sound of birds singing, the wind in the trees and tall grasses; and the sound of a gun salute and the playing of Taps as another veteran is laid to rest. This is the only sounds that should be there. It is abhorrent that this peace will be disturbed by the sound of truck air horns, engine noise, and the smell of diesel fumes.

    RONALD PRINDLE · March 2, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Let our veterans rest in peace. One day I will be there. Because you have the Military museum you would be more supportive of our war dead.

    Stephen L Risley · March 2, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    My son, daughter, and grandchildren should be able to visit the memorial park without truck traffic and see the places where their mother and father are buried. My wife and I are both retired US Navy and expect to be in the Lincoln cemetery someday.

    We could already use a 11 foot high reinforced gateway arch to keep trucks out.

      Edward E. Dixon · March 2, 2021 at 11:08 pm

      I have five family members buried in this cemetery and when my time is up I will be buried with my wife in Section 15. I pray you’ll find a more suitable solution because it wrong to disrupt the sanctity of this hollowed ground. Shame on you. You should have more respect for the honored veterans buried here.

    vince teronde · March 3, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Recently I lost my son Zackary Ryan TeRonde veteran of IRAQ and he will be buried at Lincoln when the COVID restrictions and weather have changed. These are sacred grounds and should be left undisturbed by any traffic except those visiting their loved ones. These veterans have earned this peace as they lay side by side after giving the ultimate price for our freedom.

      John · March 8, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      I’m very sorry for your loss.

    Cary Cohen · March 3, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I am firmly against the North Point development in close proximity to the Veteran Cemetery near Elmwood Il. As a three time Purple Heart recipient and disabled veteran who has attended internment of veterans who sacrificed much for this country, I believe it would be a indignity to those who are buried there and those who will be buried there as well as their family’s to have to endure the noise disturbance and adjacent traffic in sacred ground. There surely must be alternatives to such an undertaking. I would strongly ask you to use your influence to find and endorse alternatives to this plan..

    Ben F. Jimms · March 4, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Many of our Chosin Few members are there as are many others. Please let them R.I.P.

    JOSEPH R> GATWOOD · March 5, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Governor Pritzker,

    I write this message on behalf of my fellow veterans who need the honor, support and help during
    this time of crisis. These veterans were part of the history of the United States of America, which
    make our country great and thereby called the Land of the Brave!
    Please support us, our families and friends. Thank you for your kind assistance which we appreciate
    very much.

      Rich Diaz · March 6, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Dear Governor Pritzker,

      My wife was in the US Army Reserve and Illinois National Guard. We recently lost a 2 year old daughter in 2020. She is buried at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. One day my wife and I will be buried there with my daughter. We are asking you to not let North Point development build anything in the area of Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.

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