Court decision on EJ&E expected early next year
Cars cross over the EJ&E railroad tracks on Route 34 on Aurora's far East Side. Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media Ita s been nearly two years of legal battles over Canadian National Railway Companya s purchase of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern rail line, and it all comes down to this.
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#1 Nov 15, 2010
Keep spending taxpayer money Karen. You could have built the overpass already with just the money you keep throwing away on continuing litigation.
#2 Nov 18, 2010
Please rmind me--was it 618 vites or 816 votes that Ms. Darch received when she was re-elected?
Anyway, from this weeks Barrington Courier-Review here is the legal costs incurred by Ms. Darch contesting the CN/EJ&E merger:
"Barrington has spent $455,825 on legal services so far in fiscal year 2010 and legal services are projected to total $750,500 by the end of the fiscal year, according to the village's 2011 draft budget. The village spent $564,386 on legal services in fiscal year 2009 and nearly $1.3 million for legal services in fiscal year 2008."
Ms. Darch has variously claimed that the Environmental study undertaken by the STB was flawed or incomplete. It is a claim that has been mimiced by several posters who, probably have never read the 2500 pages DEIS and EIS documents.
Would all those citizens who voted for Ms. Darch in the last election and have read the EIS documents please raise your right hand.
I didn't think so. How did you like spending $2.6 million on lawyers?
#3 Nov 19, 2010
Hey! Took you long enough Beagle. Glad to see you took time out from playing with your train set in Mom's basement to post. Your posts are always so insightful!
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