Northpoint vote riles residents, bolsters unions

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A tie-breaking vote from Joliet Mayor Bob O’ Dekirk gave the go-ahead to the highly controversial Northpoint development project, angering residents who protested its approval. The mayor delivered the tie-breaking vote. More than 40 residents loudly protested the project in a tumultuous meeting, which caused at least one Joliet police officer assigned as security to the City Council meeting to rise to his feet to restore order.