Sunday, September 30, 2012
State Forges Ahead With Plans For Peotone Airport
“The South Suburban Airport will be an important economic engine and help move Illinois forward,” Quinn said. The state has spent $29.8 million so far to purchase about half of the 5,800 acres needed to build the airport. It's being designed to handle planes like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, but also limited numbers of larger, wide-body aircraft like the Boeing 767, Airbus A340 and Boeing 747.
While the FAA mulls the Master Plan, IDOT's requesting the General Assembly to appropriate the rest of the $71 million that was originally part of the $100 million dedicated to purchase land for the airport.
In the pic: A Peotone farmer carved this comment on a third Chicago airport in the field near his home last year.