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Sammons Point, Illinois
Location of Sammons Point in Illinois
Location of Sammons Point in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee County
Township Otto Township
Incorporated March 21, 2006
Reincorporated (after disincorporation) February 5, 2008
Area
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Land 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 214
 • Density 115.61/sq mi (44.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 17-67372

Sammons Point is a village in Otto Township in south-central Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. Initially incorporated as a village on March 21, 2006, it was disincorporated on August 8, 2007, and incorporated again on February 5, 2008. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 279.

The village is part of the KankakeeBradley Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kankakee County.

History

Sammons Point was first created in an effort to fend off the proposed expansion of the Waste Management Corporation's landfill. In March 2006, an incorporation election took place with 82 people (66.7%) voting in favor of the measure and 41 (33.3%) voting against.

Waste Management, which owned land within the new village, wanted all of their land to be unincorporated and under the jurisdiction of the Kankakee County Board instead of Sammons Point. They challenged the validity of the election in court, claiming that its organizers had not followed proper procedures when presenting their original incorporation petitions. The Circuit Court sided with Sammons Point, but Waste Management prevailed in a June 2007 appeal to the Third Appellate Court in Ottawa. A bid by the village for new hearing on the case was denied on August 8, 2007 and Sammons Point was formally disbanded on September 13.

Soon after, efforts to reincorporate the community were revived. A new incorporation election was held on February 5, 2008 with 87 votes (57.2%) cast in favor of reestablishing the village and 65 (42.8%) opposed. Approximately 76 percent of eligible voters participated in the election.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Sammons Point has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 279
U.S. Decennial Census

Education

Sammons Point is served by the Central Community Unit School District 4 [1], which is based in the Iroquois County village of Clifton.

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