Third Airport

The state of Illinois continues to buy land for a third Chicago airport. (CBS)

Quinn Insists Third Airport Is Closer To Reality

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.


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.”


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


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

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

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

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Pat Quinn

Rep. Jackson: Quinn Is Dragging His Feet In Boosts For South Suburbs

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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

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

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