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 and veterans file expansive lawsuit against Joliet & NorthPoint Development

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…. Read more →

Illinois Veterans “Fervently” Oppose NorthPoint, Join Lawsuit

“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 →

Tribune Op-ed: Joliet-area residents have good reason to oppose NorthPoint development

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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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 →