Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Illiana Expressway Meeting in Wilmington July 16, 2014

Will County Board Member Ragan Freitag is hosting a meeting on the Illiana Expressway at the Wilmington City Hall Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5-7 p.m..  The County's ombudsman will be in attendance, as will State Representative John Anthony (R-Morris).

"Residents have many questions about the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana project that will cut across Will
County and impact property owners in its path," said Freitag. "Elected officials at both the local and
state level should provide opportunities and forums for their residents' questions to get answered and
their voices to be heard. This is the purpose of next week's meeting in Wilmington."

According to Will County's Press Release on the meeting:
 "Last August, Will County appointed Michael Hansen to serve as ombudsman for the project and to
represent the interests of property owners affected by the proposed Illiana in dealings with the Illinois
Department of Transportation. The ombudsman's job is to facilitate clear communication between the
state and local residents. Since his appointment, Hansen has been attending informational meetings
like the one planned in Wilmington. Those landowners in the Illiana's path unable to attend next
week's meeting can contact Hansen at 815-744-9500, or mikehansen@mikehansenlaw.com."