Less than 24 hours after reporting on an unauthorized cutout from a controversial construction site to a significant Will County road, the cutout no longer exists. On Wednesday morning WJOL News reported on the cutout that NorthPoint had constructed a cutout onto Route 53 from the work site to move the trucks in and out of the area. In June of this year, NorthPoint began building the 3-million square foot logistics facility west of Route 53 north of Noel Road. This was the land annexed by Joliet…. read more →
Without IDOT approval NorthPoint has constructed a cutout onto Route 53 from the construction site for the purpose of moving trucks in and out of the site. It was in June of this year that NorthPoint began construction of the 3-million square foot logistics facility west of Route 53 north of Noel Road. This was the land annexed by Joliet…. read more →
I had forgotten the story, but NorthPoint opponent Marge Cepon had not.
The headline: “Joliet wants traffic study for Dunkin’ planned at Six Corners.”
That was in June when the council delayed a vote on the Dunkin’, previously known as Dunkin’ Donuts, until a traffic study would be done because of the potential impact at the Six Corners intersection.
A lot of people are clamoring for a look at a NorthPoint traffic study for its proposed Compass Global Logistics Hub, which is expected to generate more than 10,000 trucks a day when it is built out. But they aren’t seeing it…. read more →
The Joliet Herald-News wrote: NorthPoint battle on again, plan gets OK from Joliet Plan Commission Plan for bigger Compass Global Logistics Hub goes to City Council in December By Bob …… read more →
Opponents get ready for new NorthPoint battle Revised plans for Compass Global Logistics Hub raise prospect of renewed opposition By Bob Okon November 01, 2021 at 5:15 am CDT NorthPoint …… read more →
The Joliet Herald-News: NorthPoint Development has acquired land that may make it possible for the developer to build the bridge it needs for the future Compass Global Logistics Hub. “There …… read more →
WJOL wrote: NorthPoint has found a way into Joliet. On Friday, the logistics company filed paperwork with the city of Joliet to have property they own annexed into the city. …… read more →
WJOL wrote: A Will County Judge has ruled against the village of Elwood in their effort to stop a proposed bridge for the Compass Business Park. NorthPoint properties is attempting …… read more →
The path of Illinois Route 53 in Elwood, just south of Joliet, is bucolic. Running along the east side of the road, travelers spot bison grazing at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Farm fields and open space grace historic Route 66 as it moves through Will County. It is the road traveled by thousands of veterans to their final resting place at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the country’s second largest national cemetery.
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On Feb 16th, Elwood village attorney Jordan Kielian filed a five point amended complaint against the city of Joliet. Read the complaint here Listen to Jordan Kielian on WJOL on …… read more →
Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group’s lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The subpoena seeks the productions of documents in Shanahan’s possession or control relating to studies pertaining to water issues, environmental impacts, traffic, noise and vibration, “whether contained in paper or saved electronically in thumb-drives.”… read more →
The approval comes amid a lawsuit trying to stop it, which means the NorthPoint controversy isn’t settled yet. Two lawyers for Stop NorthPoint, the organization that filed the lawsuit, called in to the hearing. “Are you smarter or more informed than the hundreds and maybe thousands of people who oppose this annexation?” attorney Robert Fioretti said… read more →
Stop NorthPoint LLC is asking the court for a temporary restraining order to prevent Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and the City of Joliet from forcing the NorthPoint project through the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals during the height of the pandemic.
“The public hearings set for December 3rd, 10th, and 15th, 2020 violate state law and will endanger the health and safety of the named Plaintiffs and the general public,” according to the complaint filed Monday in Will County court…. read more →
Attorneys for Stop NorthPoint LLC announced in court today the group’s intent to seek a temporary restraining order in an effort to prevent the City of Joliet from moving forward with the NorthPoint annexation hearings.
“We are trying to enjoin any hearings or meetings from occurring on December 3 or December 10,” said Richard Linden, of Linden & Bustamante, one of Stop NorthPoint LLC’s attorneys, which also include Bob Fioretti and Peter Bustamante.
This delay does not change Stop NorthPoint’s primary goal of seeking a permanent halt to the project.
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