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Irvine, a Jackson Township resident, said about 1,500 apparent supporters checked into the Facebook page started by Say No to NorthPoint to organize opposition to the project, which is planned to eventually stretch over 2,000 acres in Jackson and Manhattan townships.
Whether those kind of numbers will matter when the Elwood Village Board next considers the matter, Irvine said she does not yet know.
But everyone will be allowed to speak, Elwood Village Administrator Marian Gibson said.
“It’s a public hearing,” Gibson said, agreeing that “potentially” the same kind of crowds could show up to oppose the project when the Village Board meets.