South Suburban Airport
TINLEY PARK | Illinois officials did their best Tuesday to convince investors and others of the commitment to building a South Suburban Airport at an industry forum at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
BEECHER | It has become a talking point for opponents of a new Chicago-area airport being built in rural Will County — the local school district will lose part of its property tax base.
MONEE | A forum on Sept. 23 in Joliet will develop a businss plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.
MONEE | A forum Sept. 23 will develop a business plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn landed at Bult Field in Monee to help celebrate a major milestone in developing the South Suburban Airport. He, along with U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, unveil the logo for the future airport.
Travel south on Ill. 394 from I-80/I-294, past its merger with Ill. 1, to the proposed Illiana Expressway interchange and you’ll pass 11 distinct communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly said Tuesday she and a group of Illinois officials met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to express their strong support for the South Suburban Airport and to urge federal officials to expedite final approval of the project.
For the past several years, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, in cooperation with the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp., has placed a heavy emphasis on the Calumet manufacturing and logistics nexus. Our purpose has been to turn brownfields into jobs in the greate…
SOUTH HOLLAND | Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly met with officials from across the south suburbs Thursday to discuss mass transportation in the area at Blueberry Field restaurant in South Holland.
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.
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.
The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.
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.
CHICAGO | Offering what they called a “prayer for hope,” several clergy members of various denominations gathered Wednesday at the Thompson Center asking Gov. Pat Quinn to start development of a new Chicago-area airport near Peotone.
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.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | The Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed the proposed South Suburban Airport will attract flights and the final environmental and engineering study for the airport will commence this year.
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.
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