Related News: Joliet Project Threatens Community

Although this is NOT the NorthPoint Development project, the project below is of interest to many in Jackson Township. PROJECT DETAILS: The city of Joliet is planning to rezone over 300 acres of currently zoned agriculture (that according to the comprehensive plan was to be residential) property to make way …

Why No to NorthPoint is Marching in the People’s Climate March

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on September 8, 2018 This year, we will be participating in the People’s Climate March, which kicks off at O’Connor Park in Elwood, Illinois and marches down Walter Strawn Drive to BNSF on September 8, 2018.  The focus of this march speaks to the …

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 …

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 …

INFORMATION EVENT TO BE HOSTED AT WILSON CREEK ELEMENTARY FEB. 3RD

Since news of NorthPoint Development’s Compass Business Park broke in June, we have made every effort to let our friends and neighbors know about the project and the negative implications that this project could have not just on our community, but of the neighboring communities as well. We have held …

Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing Concludes — Final Decision to be Made by Elwood Board

After about 14 hours of testimony and overwhelming opposition to the annexation and rezoning, the village of Elwood’s planning and zoning commission took a vote on January 17th shortly before midnight. They ultimately voted to recommend the annexation and rezoning of 851 acres, petitioned by NorthPoint Development, to the village …