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Third Airport

Third airport proponents push officials to move forward

CHICAGO | A coalition of clergy and business owners from the south suburbs said Tuesday they will not let the absence of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., stop them from urging government officials to develop a new airport in Will County.

November 13, 2012 4:30 pm

Family challenging eminent domain use for Peotone airport

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.

October 18, 2012 4:06 pm

Senator proposes South Suburban Airport Authority

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.

October 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Despite some doubts, Quinn keeps moving forward with third airport

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.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am

3rd airport layout plan goes to FAA

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.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am

Number of parcels purchased for airport inaccurate

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…

September 11, 2012 9:06 am

Airport backers say lack of development is Gov. Quinn’s fault

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.

September 10, 2012 7:30 pm

Will County officials keep pushing new airport

JOLIET, Ill. | Will County officials say they plan to meet later this month with Illinois' transportation director to talk about the proposed Peotone airport.

August 03, 2012 11:15 pm

Illinois transportation officials pleased third airport site specified by FAA

GLENWOOD | Illinois Department of Transportation officials have learned exactly where a new airport proposed for rural Will County near Peotone would be constructed.

July 27, 2012 1:30 pm

Right to assembly exercised at airport 'blessing'

Two weeks back I did a little exercising of my First Amendment rights and engaged in a little nostalgia.

May 02, 2012 5:30 pm
Blessing of proposed airport site arouses praise, ire

Blessing of proposed airport site arouses praise, ire

MONEE | More than 100 members of clergy and activists gathered on a plot of land between Monee, Peotone and Beecher for a symbolic blessing of the land where Illinois state officials say a new Chicago-area airport someday may be built.

April 21, 2012 11:00 pm Photos



Group to protest preachers who back third airport

MONEE | When pastors from Chicago's South Side and surrounding suburbs offer their blessings Saturday of the proposed site of an airport near Peotone, they're going to have a group of counter-protesters mocking their efforts.

April 19, 2012 6:30 pm

Pastors urge Quinn to make move on third airport

CHICAGO | Pastors from the South Side and surrounding suburbs used Good Friday to appeal to a higher authority — namely Gov. Pat Quinn — to back their desires for a new Chicago-area airport to be built in Will County near Peotone.

April 06, 2012 1:45 pm

Jackson wants to jumpstart Peotone airport with 'people's groundbreaking'

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is calling for a "people's groundbreaking" at the site of the proposed third regional airport, a move his opponent in the November election called "a campaign stunt."

March 22, 2012 2:00 pm

Proposed airport near Peotone taking on more regional identity

SOUTH HOLLAND | The governing panel that wants to create a new airport north of Peotone in Will County took actions on Friday that will ensure it has more of a regional identity.

March 02, 2012 2:30 pm
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