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.
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.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
A few days have passed since Richie Daley lit a fire under Northwest Indiana’s community leaders.
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.
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…
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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