December 19, 2009

Chicago airport expands - 1,100 voters forced to relocate

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Big court victory for O'Hare expansion
In a major victory for the city of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport expansion plans, a DuPage County judge ruled Friday that the city can proceed with condemnation proceedings to acquire St. Johannes Cemetery, which stands in the way of the completion of a new runway.

St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bensenville — which owns the 1,100-grave burial ground — had fought the acquisition, arguing it would cause great grief for families of those buried there. Joseph Karaganis, an attorney for the church, said he plans to challenge the court ruling.
Fortunately for the Chicago politicians, the dead always vote the straight Democratic ticket... Posted by DaveH at December 19, 2009 9:46 AM | TrackBack
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