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About Onwentsia Memorandum

I am a long time LF homeowner who has been witnessing an expansion of standing water each year getting deeper and wider. Each Spring, the next generation of ducks appear to raise their ducklings. But this year is different. Their habitat has been altered.

The Best Laid Plans …

edit// This post was originally drafted April 27, 2013 but wasn’t published.  Upon further reflection, it probably wouldn’t have made any difference in the final outcome of all the legal proceedings challenging the building of a house where two wetlands … Continue reading

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Reflection of Lost Privacy to the 27W development

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Reflections of Lost Privacy to 27W

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5/23/13 Second District Appellate Court Hearing – Oral Arguments

Thursday morning, May 23rd,  the IL 2nd District Appellate Court invited attorneys representing Kerry Friedman and those representing the City of Lake Forest and the 27W homeowners (the Bhalala’s) to deliver oral arguments regarding our complaint filed December 2, 2011 … Continue reading

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Quick Fix: When a Damaged 600V ComEd Line Meets Mother Nature

The white wall is a 7′ concrete retaining wall designed to create a mote around the 27W residential structure being built 20′ from the watergarden in 51W Onwentsia’s backyard. If you look closely about where the water level approaches the … Continue reading

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Living with Wetlands (a homeowners guide in northeastern Illinois)

http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Portals/36/docs/regulatory/pdf/lwwetlands.pdf

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Caution: Building in a Wetland Can Be Hazardous to Your House – National Wildlife Federation

Caution: Building in a Wetland Can Be Hazardous to Your House – National Wildlife Federation.

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