The Lake Calumet Airport is still "dead, dead, dead," but it enjoyed a brief, meteoric rise and fall during the long, continuing battle over construction of a third Chicago area airport.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
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…
PEOTONE | A specific route has not yet been chosen for the proposed Illiana Expressway, but the presumption it will be a toll road raised concern at a forum Tuesday in Peotone.
Illiana Expressway planners have an aggressive schedule for bringing in private investors to build the road, releasing a timeline Thursday calling for a public-private partnership deal to be signed by the end of 2014.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission held its first meeting since the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday at the South Holland Village Hall.
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s obsession with the proposed Peotone airport might have been an early, unheeded warning sign of bipolar disorder, which often includes a tendency to make grand and unattainable plans.
CRETE | Tired of outside parties who do not understand their position on the proposed south suburban airport, officials from several communities have decided to ask for a locally controlled airport authority.
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.
JOLIET | A Will County judge will be asked on Friday to schedule a hearing to consider the merits of a lawsuit by the state that seeks to take the property of a rural Will County family for use as part of the Chicago-area airport proposed near Peotone.
The latest newsletter from LARC showed up in our mailbox this week so I thought I would share some of the organization’s latest news. With the holidays coming up quickly now, it’s good to make room on the calendar for some time to give back.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn seems to have put the proposed Peotone airport on the front burner again. But this amounts to fiddling while Illinois burns.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Members of a commission aimed at building an airport in rural Will County support a proposal by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, creating a South Suburban Airport Authority to oversee its construction.
SPRINGFIELD | Despite concerns that Illinois taxpayers could be financing an expensive boondoggle, the Quinn administration continues to move forward with plans to build a third Chicago-area airport.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s staff said Thursday it submitted a draft layout plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for a proposed third Chicago-area airport in Will County.
In a story in Tuesday's Illinois edition regarding a third airport, the number of parcels purchased in Will County for development of the airport was inaccurately reported because of incorrect information provided by Gov. Pat Quinn's office. The state purchased 78 parcels of the 148 needed t…
SOUTH HOLLAND | After years of discussion, land purchases by the state and plans that seem to go nowhere, supporters of a new Chicago-area airport in rural Will County are now laying the blame for a lack of progress on the project at the feet of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
PEOTONE | For Peggy Marchionda, Tuesday's joint Illinois/Indiana forum about the proposed Illiana Expressway was about figuring out the future course of her life.
Hearings to gather public comment on three proposed routes for the Illiana Expressway are on tap this week in Indiana and Illinois.
GLENWOOD | Illinois Department of Transportation officials have learned exactly where a new airport proposed for rural Will County near Peotone would be constructed.
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