A Petition notifies the government that we are united and states exactly what we want them to do about it. In this case, We are asking the village of Homer Glen to:
- Formally declare that the rural heritage and character of the Homer Glen area is of great scenic, abstract, direct, and economic benefit to the residents.
- Define a new overlay district called a “Rural Heritage Corridor” – which may be granted to any regions that contribute outstanding value to the rural heritage.
- Declare the Parker Road, Chicago Bloomington Trail, and Hadley Road portions of County Route 1 to be a “Rural Heritage Corridor”, and list the specific contributing attributes such as the narrow roads, winding visibility, old growth trees, large lots, community, history, and small farms in this corridor.
- Pass a resolution urging the Will county of Transportation to permanently cancel any efforts to widen the right of way along County Route 1, as it is considered a Rural Heritage Corridor of Homer Glen and any effort to widen the right of way would specifically detract from the value of the corridor and be found to be damaging and harmful to the quality of life of the residents of Village.
How to sign
Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Email, and Address in the form below. Then Click SIGN NOW.
We promise not to sell your information or use it for any purpose other than this petition. But in case you’re still worried about privacy, please note that Will county already publicly lists all resident’s names and addresses in a searchable database, so if you’re a Will county resident, you’re not giving up any information the county hasn’t already released. So please be brave and sign. Then share it with your Will county Friends and Family!
Save Our Roads
How does this help?
In order to widen the roadway, the county needs to take land from the residents. Per Illinois state law [735 ILCS 30.5-5-5(b)], the county must prove that “the acquisition is necessary for a public purpose.” Which carries two clauses – necessary and for a public purpose. Further, state law puts the burden of proof on the county.
Our team is working with several attorneys and tackling both of those clauses. Using the county’s own documentation, and traffic engineering studies, we’re demonstrating that the project is not necessary. Signing the petition helps with the second clause. Your signature demonstrates agreement that destroying our corridor does not serve a public purpose, and in fact, causes public harm. The Village of Homer Glen wants to back us on this, and more signatures makes that easier for them to back.