The state has spent $34 million acquiring a general aviation airport in Monee, Bult Field, which the governor says will be incorporated into a third regional airport. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
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.
Will County officials say they plan to meet later this month with the Illinois transportation director to discuss the proposed Peotone airport project.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s primary challenger, Debbie Halvorson, says a Peotone airport controlled by Cook County won’t fly.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn is answering criticism from U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and said Thursday that he will have plenty more to say soon about what he’s doing for the south suburbs.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is on a mission to help create and provide jobs for the people of Illinois.
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.