ELPC and our allies won a major victory last week. The Lake County, Illinois board decided to stop pursuing a massive highway extension that would have been a boondoggle for developers, destroyed sensitive wetlands, and contributed to air pollution. Lake County’s Route 53 has resurfaced several times over the years, and each time local communities and ELPC have stepped up to say no.
ELPC started working on this effort twenty years ago. We are in it for the long haul, to lift up the voices of local communities, protect local natural resources, and find pragmatic solutions to Midwestern challenges.