… Two speakers were nearly ushered out of the room, although they weren’t. The mic was cut off twice on one speaker….
… Mayor Bob O’Dekirk invoked the “personal attacks” rule when Erin Gallagher began talking about Councilman Larry Hug, although he has let it slide at previous meetings when the targets have been council members less friendly to the mayor. ….
… The mayor cut the mic off twice on Gallagher, the first time as she began invoking Hug’s name, which prompted Gallagher to begin shouting as the mayor suggested the meeting could be adjourned to “clear the room.” ….
CenterPoint Properties has filed a second lawsuit against Joliet alleging that the City Council acted “in retribution” in May when it denied zoning for further development of the CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The retribution was linked to CenterPoint’s opposition to the controversial NorthPoint Development project, CenterPoint alleges.... Read more →