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South Suburban Airport

Illinois officials pitch 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.

September 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Will airport benefits outweigh property tax losses?

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.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm
Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum on Sept. 23 in Joliet will develop a businss plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum Sept. 23 will develop a business plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

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.

August 07, 2014 3:31 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

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.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Area lawmakers make case for third airport to U.S. official

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.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

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…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
South suburban officials, Quinn discuss transportation in South Holland

South suburban officials, Quinn discuss transportation in South Holland

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.

August 08, 2013 2:19 pm

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
Gary airport leaders not intimidated by newly funded South Suburban Airport

Gary airport leaders not intimidated by newly funded South Suburban Airport

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.

July 25, 2013 10:06 am

ALNAC discusses strategy after Jackson

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.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Jackson successor: Will he keep the airport idea flying?

The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

Crete OKs resolution for locally controlled airport authority

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.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

South suburban clergy pray God will get Quinn to act on third airport

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.

May 30, 2012 9:00 pm

Critics say Peotone airport destined to fail

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.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

South suburbs powering forward with airport project

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.

April 20, 2011 5:30 pm
Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

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.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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