Early this morning, the Village of Elwood issued a press release announcing the cancellation of the Public Hearing for NorthPoint Development that was scheduled for April 23, 2018 at 4:00pm. No additional details were provided other than that there was not sufficient board support for the project. The press release is below.
WJOL broke the story early this morning on the Scott Slocum show. Mayor Jenco was a guest – you can hear his radio interview by visiting http://www.wjol.com/elwood-says-no-to-northpoint/.
You can also read more in the Joliet Herald News article: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/04/17/elwood-mayor-cancels-public-hearing-on-compass-business-park/aw2tt/.
Here’s the statement from our Facebook page:
People said it was inevitable. That it couldn’t be done. We fought anyway. People told us to give up, and that it wasn’t worth fighting. We fought harder. They said it was a done deal. We fought intelligently, strategically and with facts and hard evidence.
This morning, the Village of Elwood issued a press release cancelling the public hearing for NorthPoint Development citing a lack of board support for Compass Business Park.
We thank Mayor Doug Jenco and the trustees for listening to the people and doing the right thing. Thank you to the community members who supported us, and to everyone who stood up for what was right. Thank you to everyone who fought for our community.
Let this be a lesson to always speak the truth. Always do what’s right. Even when it’s scary. Even in the face of the unknown. You never know when you’ll persevere. We just did!