United in opposition to the Gateway Connector

Citizens Against the Sprawlway, formed in 2003 by a network of individuals and groups concerned about the unnecessary and unwanted highway proposals for Southern Illinois.  This organization is committed to stopping certain pork barrel highway projects in our region.

For more information visit:  http://www.sprawlway.org

EcoHawk The EcoHawk Foundation,  is a small, non profit local environmental group.  EcoHawk Foundation recently announced their full support of  Stop158 organization that opposes the "Outer Belt Corridor."  EcoHawk was formed in 1990 and received a Certificate of Authority from the Office of the County Clerk in St. Clair County (IL) on July 25th, 1990, authorized under Section 1, et seq. of Ill. Rev. Stat. 96, par 4 et seq.) by Janice D. Delany.

For more information: email: Joe Reichert at Ecohawk@aol.com

The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, began as the Great Lakes Chapter around 1959, supports Club members and other inhabitants of southwestern Illinois who oppose the proposed Gateway Connector outer belt highway in Monroe, St. Clair, and Madison Counties, from I-255 at Columbia to I-55 and I-70 at Troy...

For more information visit: http://illinois.sierraclub.org

United Congregations of Metro East (UCM), was established in early 2000, is an inter-faith organization that goes beyond charity, seeking justice through empowered leadership.  UCM’s vision is to ensure a strong base of diverse, powerful and committed members with the courage to face and overcome the many challenges that confront our values.

For more information visit: http://www.ucmetroeast.org/html/overview.html or email Ms. Jessica Wernli at Jessica.wernli@gmail.com

ABC American Bottom Conservancy (ABC), is a not-for-profit organization working to protect the people and environment of Illinois through education, advocacy and, when necessary, litigation.   ABC is active in air and water quality issues and preserving open space.  A prime focus of the organization is to preserve wetlands and to monitor and challenge unwise development in the floodplain.

For more information email Katy at kathyandria@gmail.com

47 Plus Coalition. Our Goals: To encourage development and improvement of a diverse transportation network in Kane, Kendall, and Grundy counties by expanding the capacity and efficiency of existing highways and extending Metra rail service to the area.

To focus on improving Illinois 47 as a major north-south artery between Interstate 80 and Interstate 88, supplemented by the Wikaduke Trail and the Eldamain Road corridor and connecting east-west routes.

To encourage investment of scarce state and federal transportation dollars in the existing highway and transit networks instead of introducing new large scale and costly projects like the Prairie Parkway.

To preserve and protect farmland and agricultural resources, environmental features, and the rural and small town communities which make up the fabric of life in the area.

For more information visit: http://47plus.org

Our Tax Money, form in 2008 is a citizen's action group committed to addressing the increasing burden of excessive property taxes on families and businesses in our community. Our focus is on governments that tax the most and have the opportunity to provide the most immediate relief.  The problem, as well as the solution, is multifaceted.

For more information visit: www.ourtaxmoney.org 

The Alliance. East St. Louis was established almost 190 years ago, for change is a civic-oriented political action committee committed to creating a First Class City in East St. Louis, Illinois by investigating vote fraud and election authorities to ensure that the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5) is being followed and that each vote is fully counted.  We are currently working with state legislators to change the penalty for voter fraud from a Class 4 felony to a Class 2 felony and from a Class 3 felony to a Class 1 felony respectively in Article 29 of the Code.

 For more information visit: www.alliance1820.com or contact matthawkins@alliance1820.com ,  (618) 531-8059