A flooded field in Peotone. (Credit: CBS)

Heavy Rains Have Illinois Farmers Dealing With Soaked Crops

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.


A car drives down a flooded street in Stone Park on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in some Chicago suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Slowly Recedes Amid Dry Conditions Tuesday

The rain might have stopped falling hours ago, but most of the Chicago area remained under a flood warning Tuesday morning, with many streets still covered in water from a series of storms that dropped nearly 5 inches of water in some suburbs.


A semi-tractor-trailer truck is among several vehicles snarled in a pileup on Interstate 57. (Courtesy: Gary A. Naese)

Fog Causes Multi-Vehicle Crashes On I-57

The line of cars parked on northbound I-57 waited patiently as emergency crews worked to clean up and piece together two crashes that led to pileups. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.


Peotone (CBS)

State Submits Layout Plan For Peotone Airport

In what is being deemed “the biggest step yet toward making the South Suburban Airport a reality,” the State of Illinois has submitted a Layout Plan to the FAA for the proposed Peotone airport.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Peotone (CBS)

Will County Officials, IDOT To Discuss Plans For Third Airport

Will County officials say they plan to meet later this month with the Illinois transportation director to discuss the proposed Peotone airport project.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012


IDOT: Despite Report, Peotone Airport Isn’t A Done Deal Yet

The Illinois Department of Transportation says a report quoting a department official as implying a third airport in Peotone was a done deal is premature.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Top IDOT Official Says Third Airport Will Be Built

Susan Shea has a message for all the opponents and pessimists who don’t think the South Suburban Airport ever will be built near Peotone: “To the naysayers, this is it. The FAA would not tell us this is the preferred place. This is where it’s going to be.”


O'Hare International Airport

United CEO Says There’s No Need For More O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shrugging off comments from United Airlines’ CEO that there’s no demand for the expansion of O’Hare International Airport right now.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

Mayor Emanuel And Ald. Jackson

Emanuel Speaks Against Airport Plan At Appearance With Rep. Jackson’s Wife

The issue of a proposed third Chicago area airport near Peotone made for a few amusingly uncomfortable moments between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), whose Congressman husband is a big backer of the project.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Rep. Jackson Plans Groundbreaking Ceremony For Peotone Airport

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is making good on his election night promise to push for the start of construction on a third Chicago area airport in Peotone.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Trainers discovered a large lump and a needle mark on the neck of racehorse Talented Magician on Nov. 18, 2011. The owner believes someone may have drugged or poisoned the horse to keep it from running an upcoming race in Florida. (Credit: CBS)

Owner Says Someone Tried To Kill His Horse

An owner believes someone tried to kill his racehorse last week to keep it from running for a $100,000 purse next month.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Joseph E. Slattery is charged with aggravated DUI. (Will County Sheriff's Office)

DUI Charges In Crash That Killed 2 Elderly Women

A southwest suburban man is being held on $350,000 bond, charged with aggravated DUI for his role in a crash that left two elderly northwest suburban women dead Sunday night.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He’s A ‘Supporter’ Of Peotone Airport

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday shrugged off charges from U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) that Illinois is stalling on a third airport in Peotone.

WBBM Newsradio–07/12/2011

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Gets 55 Years For Brutal Murder Of Landlord

A Will County man who stabbed his former landlord more than 100 times and then robbed his home has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after being convicted of murder and home invasion.


Peotone (CBS)

Cash-Strapped Ill. Government Moving Ahead With Peotone Land Buys

State government is still awash in red ink, but Gov. Pat Quinn is adamant that a capital project to develop a south suburban airport will move forward.



Traffic Stop Turns Up $100K Worth Of Drugs

Police say a routine traffic stop turned into a $100,000 drug bust Thursday.


Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson To Hold New Year’s Job Fair

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is on a mission to help create and provide jobs for the people of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010

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Peotone Airport Plan Submitted To FAA

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics announced Friday the one of the final planning documents for the South Suburban Airport has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.


Will County Storm Damage

Tornado Rips Roof Off House, Devastates Farm In Will County

The roof of a house was ripped off near far southwest suburban Peotone Tuesday morning, possibly because of a tornado.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010