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Evergreen Terrace target date is here, but Joliet still waiting to hear

JOLIET – The Nov. 1 target date for city control of Evergreen Terrace will pass without Joliet taking ownership.

Joliet paid $15 million for Evergreen Terrace in late August 2015 to meet a court-imposed deadline after successfully condemning the housing complex in litigation that started in 2005. But the future of Evergreen Terrace remains tied up in court, and a city attorney said it likely will be weeks before there is any resolution.

It could be longer.

The owners of Evergreen Terrace are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the federal court decision that turned over the federally subsidized housing complex to Joliet.

The Supreme Court may or may not take the case.

In the meantime, Joliet has asked a federal judge to issue an order that would put Evergreen Terrace in the hands of the city.

“It’s our position that the appeal to the Supreme Court does not stay the judgment of the district court,” Assistant City Attorney Chris Regis said.

Owners of Evergreen Terrace are arguing differently. Lawyers for both sides are preparing legal briefs to be filed later this month on that and other issues to be decided in the U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Regis said he could not offer a timeline for when a decision will be reached in court, but said, “Weeks is a safe bet.”

City officials at one time set Nov. 1 as a likely date for when Joliet would take over management of Evergreen Terrace. Before that, the estimate was sometime in October.

And, now?

“We’ll avoid deadlines for the time being,” Regis said.

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