FAA 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 Decatur airport impacted by FAA cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/decatur-airport-impacted-faa-cuts <p>The director of the Decatur Airport says the loss of their air traffic control tower staff will affect airport operations, but not flight safety.<br><br>Decatur Airport is one of 149 airports across the country, where the Federal Aviation Administration last week announced plans to lay off contract air traffic control workers, due to sequestration cuts.<br> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:36:20 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 2976 at http://peoriapublicradio.org