Appellate court upholds cemetery acquisition

September 21, 2010 6:30:19 AM PDT
An Illinois appellate court has cleared another hurdle for O'Hare expansion. The court affirmed the acquisition of St. Johannes Cemetery, which stands in the way of a future runway.

The three-judge panel upheld a decision by a DuPage County judge who ruled that the city had legally condemned the site and was entitled to begin removing about 1,000 graves.

Attorneys for the cemetery say they'll appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.


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