CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation putting the state’s Department of Transportation in charge of building and managing an airport in south suburban Peotone.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the governor said, after 40 years of fits and starts, the project for a third Chicago area airport is moving forward. He said IDOT is the best entity to build and control the proposed Peotone airport.
The measure allows IDOT to spend $70 million on land acquisition for the South Suburban Airport. The legislation was bundled with projects for elected officials all over the state – including the Emanuel administration’s plan for a new building on the McCormick Place campus that would serve as a basketball stadium for DePaul University.