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Massive quarry, underground limestone mine planned in Robbins

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Sun-Times story from Oct 11, 2013, titled Massive quarry, underground limestone mine planned in Robbins. In it, Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

Charles White sits on his porch of his home in Robbins which has been in the family since 1958.

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Golden Egg

Maywood, IL

#1 Oct 17, 2013
More like Goose Egg for Robbins....

We oppose Mayor Tyrone Ward's plan to construct a Massive Lime Stone Quarry in Robbins!

Mayor Ward is determined to build a Lime Stone Quarry that will impact Robbins, Chicago, and the entire SOUTHLAND region. The lime stone will be transported into and through our communities by truck and railroad.

The dangerous and possible cancer causing emissions will be deposited into our environment. Help keep our community safe, especially for the long term effects to the health of our children.

CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WITH YOUR OBJECTIONS IMMEDIATELY!

All of the Elected Officials in the surrounding communities including State Representatives Will Davis and Robert "Bob" Rita MUST STEP UP and FIGHT TO OPPOSE THIS DISASTROUS PLAN!
ride

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 18, 2013
Golden Egg wrote:
More like Goose Egg for Robbins....
We oppose Mayor Tyrone Ward's plan to construct a Massive Lime Stone Quarry in Robbins!
Mayor Ward is determined to build a Lime Stone Quarry that will impact Robbins, Chicago, and the entire SOUTHLAND region. The lime stone will be transported into and through our communities by truck and railroad.
The dangerous and possible cancer causing emissions will be deposited into our environment. Help keep our community safe, especially for the long term effects to the health of our children.
CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WITH YOUR OBJECTIONS IMMEDIATELY!
All of the Elected Officials in the surrounding communities including State Representatives Will Davis and Robert "Bob" Rita MUST STEP UP and FIGHT TO OPPOSE THIS DISASTROUS PLAN!
It may be the best thing for Robbins.
Do You Want

Maywood, IL

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Fantastic Report Toner wrote:
http://southtownstar.suntimes. com/news/23192271-418/lawsuit- claims-robbins-quarry-develope r-defaulted-on-loan.html
Lawsuit claims Robbins quarry developer defaulted on loan
By Casey Toner [email protected] October 16, 2013 10:02PM
Updated: October 17, 2013 11:36AM
First Midwest Bank has filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court claiming that the west suburban developer planning a limestone quarry and underground mine in Robbins defaulted on a $350,000 loan.
The lawsuit claims that Jim Louthen — whose company ALM Resources is in charge of the Robbins project — owes the bank $350,000 after defaulting on a loan, according to court records. A second lawsuit claiming Louthen and his wife defaulted on a mortgage for their Riverside office and owed more than $109,000 was dropped in September, court records show.
The lawsuits were filed about nine months after ALM Resources was founded and about three months before the company signed the development agreement with Robbins, records from the Illinois secretary of state’s office show. The Robbins agreement stipulates that there are no pending lawsuits against the developer that threaten the project.
The lawsuits concern Louthen’s Riverside-based development firm, Town Builder Studios, which developed Robbins’ comprehensive plan. Town Builder Studios and ALM Resources share an office in Riverside.
Louthen issued a statement Tuesday saying that ALM Resources was using the Riverside office as a “temporary Robbins development mailing address” and that ALM Resources plans to soon open an office in Robbins. The statement also said Louthen has asked the bank for additional time resulting in a tentative deal to resolve the pending lawsuit.
“Louthen is committed to servicing his debt and growing the business mission of town building,” the statement said.
The SouthtownStar previously reported ALM Resources entered into a deal with Robbins in August that calls for the village to acquire roughly 100 single-family homes. The developer wants to acquire the land through a quick-take process, which needs approval from Illinois lawmakers, who could consider it during the General Assembly’s upcoming veto session.
If approved, the redevelopment would dramatically alter the face of Robbins —one of Southland’s poorest communities.
The pending lawsuit concerns a $300,000 loan Louthen took out in September 2011, which he promised to repay by May 2012. Two months after taking out the loan, Louthen boosted its total to $350,000, and he modified the loan three times in 2012 to push back the due date to December 2012.
According to the lawsuit, Louthen still owes the bank $350,000 plus interest, attorney fees, and late fees.
In his statement, Louthen said the lawsuits were the result of developing “distressed communities like Robbins,” that require significant investment without seeing any meaningful return.
“This coupled with the impact of the recession on the construction industry generally and the delay in getting paid on completed projects has forced Louthen to have to delay payment to certain of his creditors including the bank which holds the mortgage on his office in Riverside,” he said.
Ketchup or Hot Sauce With Eggs?
Powerful Stuff

Maywood, IL

#5 Oct 18, 2013
The SouthtownStar previously reported ALM Resources entered into a deal with Robbins in August that calls for the village to acquire roughly 100 single-family homes. The developer wants to acquire the land through a quick-take process, which needs approval from Illinois lawmakers, who could consider it during the General Assembly’s upcoming veto session.

If approved, the redevelopment would dramatically alter the face of Robbins —one of Southland’s poorest communities.

The pending lawsuit concerns a $300,000 loan Louthen took out in September 2011, which he promised to repay by May 2012. Two months after taking out the loan, Louthen boosted its total to $350,000, and he modified the loan three times in 2012 to push back the due date to December 2012.

According to the lawsuit, Louthen still owes the bank $350,000 plus interest, attorney fees, and late fees.
Officer Flip Flop

Blue Island, IL

#6 Oct 18, 2013
Hmmmm. Let me see. 9 million dollar train track project. Claire Bd. repaved. Kedzie Ave. bridge project. Pulaski Ave bridge at 125th st.
The Ties that Blind

Maywood, IL

#7 Oct 18, 2013
Officer Flip Flop wrote:
Hmmmm. Let me see. 9 million dollar train track project. Claire Bd. repaved. Kedzie Ave. bridge project. Pulaski Ave bridge at 125th st.
Exposed!
Officer Flip Flop

Blue Island, IL

#8 Oct 18, 2013
Rita knew nothing. I know nothing!
Chaaaaait

Alsip, IL

#9 Oct 23, 2013
100 single family homes?
Their aren't that many inhabitable homes there... many burnt out, drug and crack houses....
Powerful Stuff wrote:
The SouthtownStar previously reported ALM Resources entered into a deal with Robbins in August that calls for the village to acquire roughly 100 single-family homes. The developer wants to acquire the land through a quick-take process, which needs approval from Illinois lawmakers, who could consider it during the General Assembly’s upcoming veto session.
If approved, the redevelopment would dramatically alter the face of Robbins —one of Southland’s poorest communities.
The pending lawsuit concerns a $300,000 loan Louthen took out in September 2011, which he promised to repay by May 2012. Two months after taking out the loan, Louthen boosted its total to $350,000, and he modified the loan three times in 2012 to push back the due date to December 2012.
According to the lawsuit, Louthen still owes the bank $350,000 plus interest, attorney fees, and late fees.
BOB

Blue Island, IL

#10 Oct 24, 2013
Chaaaaait wrote:
100 single family homes?
Their aren't that many inhabitable homes there... many burnt out, drug and crack houses....
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Robbins is looking better then Blue Island these days.

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