* Dec. 4, 2000
Vermillion City Council passes motion to proceed with Chestnut Street project.
* Jan. 5, 2001
Petitions are filed to refer proposed project to a public vote.
* Jan. 15, 2001
Following advice of City Attorney Martin Weeks, city council decides against referendum.
* April 15, 2002
City council votes to condemn three tracts of privately owned property for Chestnut project.
* May 16, 2002
Thirty-two pages of petitions are filed at City Hall to refer condemnation to public vote. City schedules election on Nov. 5, 2002.
* Nov. 5, 2002
Vermillion voters approve condemnation 1,773 yes, 1454 no.
* Feb. 5, 2003
Circuit Judge Glen Eng rules that December 2000 city action is referable.
* Feb. 18, 2003
City council schedules April 8, 2003 vote on Chestnut Street project.