South Suburban Airport
One of the state lawmakers whose paychecks are being withheld by Gov. Pat Quinn over the state’s pension stalemate appeared to be about to upstage the governor at a bill signing yesterday.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.