Peotone Airport

Peotone (CBS)

Quinn OKs Peotone Airport Legislation, Daley Calls 3rd Airport ‘Cruel Hoax’

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, but Democratic rival Bill Daley slammed the long-stalled plans for a third regional airport a “cruel hoax.”


Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: ‘Occupy’ Peotone To Bring 3rd Airport

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called for the site of a proposed third area airport in Peotone to be the focus of an “Occupy” protest in order to bring attention to the need for the airport.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr. Wins Backing Of Dozens Of Ministers In Re-Election Fight

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was out doing something Monday morning that he hasn’t had to do in eight years – campaigning against a Democratic opponent in his bid for re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

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)

Jackson’s Re-Election Bid Vs. Halvorson Heating Up

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was facing a new obstacle in his fight to retain his seat in Congress amid his toughest primary challenge yet.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Debbie Halvorson

Halvorson: Rep. Jackson, Cook County Shouldn’t Control Peotone Airport

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s primary challenger, Debbie Halvorson, says a Peotone airport controlled by Cook County won’t fly.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Group Fighting For Peotone Airport Denied Access To Gov. Quinn

A band of ministers promises to return in larger numbers Monday so Gov. Pat Quinn will be sure to hear their plea for work to begin as soon as possible on a third airport in Peotone.

WBBM Newsradio–09/15/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson, Allies Renew Push For Peotone Airport

The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined South suburban Mayors and others at the Thompson Center in the latest push for action on creating a third regional airport near Peotone.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Urges Action On Peotone Airport

Bemoaning a lack of jobs and rising poverty in the south suburbs, the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday night announced plans to ramp up pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn to build a third airport outside Peotone.