Kankakee Landfill Annexation Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Date: April 3, 2003

Source: News Room

A suit aiming to block the proposed 236-acre Kankakee Regional Landfill in Illinois has been shot down by the Kankakee County Circuit Court. In a ruling filed by Circuit Court Judge Gregory Householter, the judge said the Minnie Creek Drainage District does not have standing to challenge Kankakee's annexation of the landfill property in Otto Township. The district argued the city violated state laws through previous improper annexations and therefore this annexation was improper. District officials previously stated that the drainage district would be irreparably harmed if the landfill were sited. Householter ruled that whether the drainage district is harmed or not, that has nothing to do with the annexation proceedings.

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