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.”
In the over 40-page document, Stop NorthPoint asks the court to permanently halt Joliet and NorthPoint from developing the gargantuan trucking warehouses — nearly five times the size of Midway Airport — because the project would force the financial burden onto the Joliet residents and neighboring communities; irreparably harm Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery; jeopardize the safety of school children commuting to school; and would destroy property and quality of life for residents living around the project.
Two lawyers for Stop NorthPoint, the organization that filed the lawsuit, called in to the hearing.
“Are you smarter or more informed than the hundreds and maybe thousands of people who oppose this annexation?” attorney Robert Fioretti said.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Erin Gallagher 815-641-7760, volunteer spokesperson Stop NorthPoint LLC Mayor, Councilmen Gives the Back of Hand to Residents Videos shows O’Dekirk, Lande, Hug leave chambers, ignore testimony [Joliet] — Instead of listening to phoned-in public hearing testimony Tuesday that was underway concerning the controversial NorthPoint project, Joliet Read more…
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is at risk from The City of Joliet IL wanting make an already horrific problem even worse. Trucks like the one in this video are already getting lost INSIDE the cemetery on a daily basis ignoring well-posted signs – even rolling over graves. On Tuesday 12/15/2020, Read more…
Veteran heroes, including a foundation named for a Medal of Honor recipient, along with Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and World War II veterans and their families have joined a new fight to protect the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery against Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and Joliet’s intent to build warehouses all around the cemetery.
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.
Attorneys for Stop NorthPoint LLC announced in court today the group’s intent to seek a temporary restraining order in an effort to prevent the City of Joliet from moving forward with the NorthPoint annexation hearings. “We are trying to enjoin any hearings or meetings from occurring on December 3 or December 10,” said Richard Linden, of Linden & Bustamante, one of Stop NorthPoint LLC’s attorneys, which also include Bob Fioretti and Peter Bustamante.
It was announced today by Bishop Steven Evans that the Loevy & Loevy lawsuit, Evans v Joliet, has prevailed. Joliet is planning to repeal the April 17th pre-annexation agreement within the “next few weeks”. The Evans v Joliet lawsuit was filed as a TRO (temporary restraining order) to stop Joliet Read more…