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Feb. 6, 2008

Prairie Parkway scorned by voters

By Elisabeth Kilpatrick

Voters in Kendall County's Fox, Lisbon and Seward townships made no secret of their disdain for the Prairie Parkway project Tuesday.

With all precincts reporting, 72 percent of Lisbon voters, 65 percent of Fox voters and 58 percent of Seward voters said they oppose the construction of the proposed $1 billion freeway.

The results echo the sentiments of Kane County's Kaneville and Big Rock township voters, who rejected the project in a referendum vote last April.

The three Kendall County township referendum votes are not binding, but Jan Strasma of parkway opposition group Citizens Against the Sprawlway, said he hoped the results would send a strong message to state and federal officials about what the area wants.

"The areas that are affected the most don't want it," he said.