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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Stewart reported. Saia Trucking has constructed its new Lake County freight terminal in Grayslake at the intersection of Peterson and Midlothian Roads. The 50,000 square-foot, $10 million trucking center, with its 100 doors, opened in March. It is buffered by six acres of green space and native plants and trees on a berm. Fifty-eight employees have already been hired and Saia expects that to increase to more than 100 new employees within a year, Stewart said. The long-stalled Cornerstone development at Route 83 and Peterson Road may also be seeing new life soon. The partnership and the village are in ongoing negotiations with the developer who

has owned the 300-acre parcel for 30 years and actually tried to develop it right before the economic downturn almost a decade ago. “We have re-engaged with them over the past two years,” Stewart said, “and we are hoping that something will get started there soon. That is the largest ‘greenfields’ parcel in Lake County that is zoned for industrial development and it is certainly the future of economic development in Grayslake.” In fact, he added, Lake County even widened Peterson Road to four lanes recently in anticipation of the industrial development that is expected along Peterson Road in Grayslake, Mundelein and

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