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 …

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 …

Overwhelming Local Opposition to Compass Business Park Continues

Overwhelming Local Opposition to Compass Business Park Continues http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/01/17/overwhelming-local-opposition-to-compass-business-park-continues/amob5s3/ Commission quickly OKs NorthPoint plan after hours of public opposition — Famers and Veterans Against NorthPoint Protest Parade Residents speak out against proposed Elwood trucking facility at Thursday hearing http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/01/12/public-hearing-on-business-park-to-continue-wednesday-in-elwood/axlmirs/ Residents speak out against proposed Elwood trucking facility at Thursday hearing Round Two …