Going against the recommendation of city staff, the Naperville City Council on Tuesday unanimously decided to allocate $7,500 to continue the court fight against the purchase of the EJ&E Railway by Canadian National.
City staff had recommended against continuing the fight because CN had agreed to pay for 67 percent of mitigation costs at the Ogden Avenue crossing in Aurora, which was the main concern of the city.
However, council members argued that it was important to support the other municipalities in this fight, since Naperville might need their support on its own issues in the future.
Councilman Jim Boyajian referred to the fight to stop the sale as "a wasted effort," yet he still voted for the proposal. Is it still worth fighting, or should the city cut its losses and accept defeat as many other communities have done?