County Board Leaders, Residents Challenging 143rd Street Veto

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From the Will County Board:

A week ago today, the Will County Board was notified by the Will County Clerk’s office that Resolution 24-27, “Directing the Will County Department of Transportation to Cease Moving Forward with the 143rd St Expansion Road Project as Currently Planned” had been returned and signed by the Will County Executive.

The Board members who voted, (bi-partisan majority vote of 12 – 9) in support of Resolution 24-27 were happy to learn that the County Executive had decided to support the will of the County Board and the citizens of Will County.

Four days later, the Will County Executive changed her mind and filed a veto of this Resolution with the Clerk’s office.

So today, Friday, February 23, 2024, the Will County Board, elected officials of Homer Township, the Village of Homer Glen, and the residents of Will County wait on a decision from the Will County States Attorney’s Office as to whether the County Executive can do that. (Sign a Resolution, then VETO the same Resolution four days later.)

Will County Board Chairman, Judy Ogalla, states – “This is more than just about the 143rd St Road project. This is about whether a Resolution signed by the County Executive can be vetoed after signature and filing with the Clerk’s Office. Allowing this to take place would set precedent that would have huge ramifications on all Resolutions
signed now, in the future, or in the past.”

The Will County States Attorney’s office, who represents both the Will County Board and the Will County Executive, expects to have their opinion early next week.

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