FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2020
On April 17, 2020, the City of Joliet approved a pre-annexation agreement with East Gate to approve the eventual annexation of 1,262 acres of unincorporated land into the City of Joliet. The Agreement, specifically the proposed rezoning of the annexed land and the granting of special use permit to East Gate would substantially, directly, and adversely affect the Village of Elwood.
On June 16, 2020, the Village of Elwood filed a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief in the Will County Circuit Court. The purpose of the lawsuit is to have the Court determine whether or not the City of Joliet follow the proper legal procedures concerning the agreement and the contemplated rezoning of land and granting a special use permit.