On April 17th, 2020, Joliet City Council voted to approve a pre-annexation agreement for NorthPoint Development’s Compass Business Park. Given the mayor and councilmembers’ who voted to approve this project’s blatant disregard for the public, this decision does not come as a surprise. Though we thank those who voted to oppose this project, the reality is the unchecked and unabashed arrogance of the majority coupled with reckless poor decision-making skills and a track-record for silencing the public has become par for the course. With that said, we are not defeated, and we are not giving up. We will be moving forward with our legal team to ensure that affected residents’ right to due process will be upheld. They may have ignored our comments during the hearing, but they cannot ignore us in court.