We would like to inform you of a Special Homer Township Meeting open to the public. We encourage all residents to attend and actively participate in this crucial discussion.

Homer Junior High Cafeteria
15711 S Bell Road
January 29, 2024Doors Open 6:30 PM
Meeting Begins: 7:00 PM
Park in back of the the school on the east side and enter through door H.

This meeting is of significant importance as it will bring together not only the Township Board but also the Will County Board. The primary focus of the meeting will be the proposed 143rd Street road expansion.

Your Voice Matters: This is an opportunity for you to voice your thoughts and concerns regarding the 143rd Street road expansion. Your input is invaluable in shaping the decisions that will impact our community. We encourage you to come and share your perspectives, ask questions, and engage in the discussion.

We believe that an informed and involved community leads to better outcomes for everyone. Your presence at this meeting is vital, and we look forward to hearing your opinions.

Homer Township is in opposition to the 143rd Street Expansion Project as it is not in full interest of the citizens and would like to urge the Will County Board to take into consideration the facts provided here.

  • This project will have a negative impact on the environment. Cutting down trees, water runoff issues, excessive noise, pollution, removing the rural nature of the area, are some of the environmental aspects Homer Township finds objective with the 143rd Street expansion.
  • This project will cause a drastic increase in traffic as it will serve as a quick route rated for 80,000 pounds attracting trucks as well as cars moving to Cook County from I355.
  • The project is a huge safety issue to large number of homes on 143rd Street that will have to pull out their Driveway directly into increased car and truck traffic.
  • This project will have a negative impact on Sub-Divisions that connect to 143rd Street causing a similar problem as experienced by homes with driveways.
  • This project has no benefit for Homer Township. It only benefits Cook County.
  • This expansion of 143rd Street will cause property values to drop and take too much of the property owners land causing a loss of value. 115 properties are in court with either Quick Take or Eminent Domain forcing owners to sell. There are 3 schools on this route with District 92 speaking against the expansion on safety reasons.
  • Government needs to respect the overwhelming number of people who live there and are against this expansion of 143rd Street. There have been hundreds of people who sent emails, called, and came to speak with not 1 in favor of this project.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to the well-being of our community.

Video of Meeting