BGA: Fight over a controversial shipping hub takes a COVID turn

Plans for a huge shipping warehouse complex advance in Joliet, raising issues of economics and concerns about how governments make decisions during the pandemic.

Stephanie Irvine’s war with an e-commerce shipping warehouse park proposed near Joliet began three years ago, just months after she bought her family farm down the road near Elwood.

The sprawling complex—which would cover roughly seven times the area of Chicago’s Grant Park—would be another testament to the $600 billiononline U.S. retail industry. Warehouses like it are springing up all over the nation to meet the demand for faster deliveries to doorsteps far and wide…

Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business…

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