Manhattan Issues Boundary Default Notice to Elwood

The boundary issues have come to a head: the village of Manhattan has formally issued a notice of default to the village of Elwood regarding violations of the boundary agreement. Elwood has until February 27th to respond. This is a necessary step that gives the village of Elwood the opportunity …

BOUNDARY IN THE SAND

Boundary big deal – WHAT IS THE BOUNDARY AGREEMENT & WHY DOES IT MATTER The boundary agreement is in place to protect the interests of two neighboring villages and to establish a mutually-agreed upon boundary in which each municipality would have the power to annex unincorporated property up to the …

TRUCK DAMAGE CONTINUES AT ABRAHAM LINCOLN NATIONAL CEMETERY

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery — Elwood, IL The onslaught of damage on cemetery grounds by lost semi-trucks continues to plague Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Just last week, we reported that an errant truck had found its way into the cemetery and took out a couple signs. This morning, fresh semi-truck snow …

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Damaged by Errant Truck

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is a sacred place in which our veterans are at their final resting place. It is a quiet, peaceful, and somber. It should be treated with the utmost respect, and the sanctity of the hallowed ground be preserved at all costs. And yet, it repeatedly faces …

IL ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW OMA COMPLAINTS

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be investigating complaints made alleging Open Meeting Act violations, stating that the complaints “warrant further review.”  The complaints stem from the public hearing held January 17, 2018 before the planning and zoning committee in Elwood. A number of attendees submitted complaints to the AG’s office after …