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Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

PARK FOREST | Ground could be broken on a south suburban airport at Peotone as early as 2016, with the Illinois Department of Transportation using accelerated procedures first employed on the go-fast schedule for the Illiana Expressway, according to IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider.

April 25, 2014 6:15 pm

Study to determine economic development along Ill. 394, Ill. 1

CRETE | Village officials are looking forward to a study by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association on the potential for economic development around Ill. 394 and Ill. 1.

November 18, 2013 2:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: NWI is seeing a new Richie Daley now

WILLIAM NANGLE: NWI is seeing a new Richie Daley now

A few days have passed since Richie Daley lit a fire under Northwest Indiana’s community leaders.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

I suspect the south Lake County NIMBYs were ecstatic last week when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to give the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build an airport at Peotone.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Peotone airport work a waste of time, money

Anyone who has followed Lake County and region politics is familiar with the silo mentality -- the staunch unwillingness that often occurs when communities have the ability to work together but choose to hold on to "what is theirs." Some cities, towns and political organizations do this even…

July 30, 2013 12:00 am
Kelly reaching out to promote third airport concept

Kelly reaching out to promote third airport concept

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

July 26, 2013 12:30 pm
Kelly reaching out to promote third airport concept

Kelly reaching out to promote third airport concept

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A day after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation establishing a Peotone airport, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said Friday she plans to use her post to promote the concept, saying she will have meetings in the near future with new U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx an…

July 26, 2013 12:08 pm
Kelly wants local control for transportation projects

Kelly wants local control for transportation projects

TINLEY PARK | Newly elected U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said Monday she sees the proposed airport near Peotone and Illiana Expressway as projects to create economic benefits -- and she wants those benefits stay in the area.

June 10, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Area legislators back bill supporting Peotone airport

Despite the talk of how little the Legislature accomplished in its spring session, local officials praised a bill to boost chances of a Chicago-area airport for rural Will County.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

Judge schedules hearing on Peotone airport eminent domain challenge

JOLIET | A Will County judge on Friday scheduled a hearing for January to begin proceedings in the case of a rural family that wants to fight the state government's attempt to take their land by eminent domain to build an airport near Peotone.

October 19, 2012 8:30 pm

Quinn is rolling dice at Illinois residents' expense

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is again promoting the proposed Peotone airport. He wants the Illinois General Assembly to appropriate another $71 million to forcefully take land from unwilling farmers and homeowners for an airport that is years from FAA approval and will probably never be built.

October 08, 2012 12:00 am
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