Peotone http://peoriapublicradio.org en Governor signs bill paving the way for 3rd Chicago-area airport http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-signs-bill-paving-way-3rd-chicago-area-airport <div>Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill Thursday authorizing the Illinois Department of Transportation to move forward on building a 3rd Chicago-area Airport in Peotone. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Touting it as a job creator, the Governor says the construction phase will employ more than 11-thousand workers, and the operational airport will put more than 14-thousand people to work.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:23:42 +0000 Heather Claborn 9465 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor signs bill paving the way for 3rd Chicago-area airport Economic development bill approved http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/economic-development-bill-approved <p></p><div>The Illinois House approved a massive economic development bill Thursday evening. The legislation makes way for projects across Illinois from a fertilizer plant in Tuscola to remodeling the convention center in Rosemont. It also has what Governor Pat Quinn calls a "breakthrough" meant to advance the proposed third Chicago airport near Peotone.</div><div> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:05:07 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6535 at http://peoriapublicradio.org