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Halvorson Calls For Probe Of Peotone Airport Contractor

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Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The democrat running against Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. wants an investigation of one of the financial supporters of the Peotone Airport.

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson says there should be a review of SNC Lavalin, a Canadian company that has a contract to build and develop the airport.

The company is facing scrutiny about its business ties to Libya after one of its consultants was accused of trying to smuggle Muammar Gaddafi’s son into Mexico.

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Jackson says he has full faith in SNC Lavalin.

Halvorson says this is not the kind of company that Illinois should do business with.

The company says it is not under any investigation and follows a strict code of conduct.

In a statement, a SNC Lavalin spokeswoman says “we remain committed to the development of the South Suburban Airport as we stated in our last meeting with Governor (Pat) Quinn and his staff. These accusations reported by the media have in no way affected our ability to invest and develop the airport.”

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