Send in your public comment ASAP, this is the best thing you can do right now to Stop Longmeadow!
The Army Corps of Engineers and IEPA took advantage of the busy holiday season to post this public comment period, let's show them just how serious we are about opposing this project.
Recent documents uncovered through FOIA show that three major environmental organizations oppose the construction of the Longmeadow Toll Bridge through a Kane County Forest Preserve, officials so far silent about the fact.
The group plans to have multiple events over the summer to help promote awareness of the project's negative aspects and give locals an opportunity to meet in person to ask questions and meet the group behind the opposition efforts.
The Daily Herald printed a front page article last week about public comments made at the last Carpentersville Village meeting on Jun 16th. Thank you to reporter Lauren Rohr for writing a fair article!
These people need to hear our side of the story, and, as we saw this past Tuesday at the monthly Kane County Board meeting, if they're listening to us, they're not willing to do anything about it.
They are content to smile and nod as we speak but they have little will to act on the information we present them.
If you haven't been to our Events page, you might not realize that the Village of Carpentersville Board will be voting on a resolution to retract support of the Longmeadow Toll Bridge project this TUESDAY, 6/16 @ 7pm!
This is big because if Carpentersville opposes construction of this toll bridge, it could mean the end of the entire project simply because it will make it much more difficult for the Kane County Board to raise funds.
Recently on Facebook, Kane County Board Member Becky Gillam began a series of posts regarding the Longmeadow project. She began by saying that what the opposition has said about the project is misinformation, and that she hoped to clear up any issues by providing accurate information to the public. After 3 days she deleted all posts, leaving behind a cryptic message about how "there can't be any civil discourse about Longmeadow, apparently."
And then a day later, she deleted that, too!