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.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
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…
Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority leaders said they aren't intimidated by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signing of a bill that gives the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build a rival airport in Peotone.
Advocates for improving traffic flow in Northwest Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs will get a chance Wednesday to voice their support for the planned Illiana Expressway.
SPRINGFIELD | Evidence of a downturn in the aviation industry is visible in every corner of Illinois, but that isn't slowing Gov. Pat Quinn and state transportation officials from moving "as fast as humanly possible" to build a third airport near Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD | Officials from surrounding airports are not overly concerned about the possibility of a third Chicago airport affecting their passenger or flight numbers.
SPRINGFIELD | When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters this week that nobody had contacted him in his two years as secretary regarding the south suburban airport proposal, that apparently didn't include Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. or Gov. Pat Quinn.
Incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr., a Democrat, faces Republican Isaac Hayes -- no, not the Isaac Hayes of "Shaft" fame -- in Illinois' 2nd District.
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