3rd Chicago-area airport

Illinois buys airport in Will County

Jul 2, 2014

The State of Illinois is moving forward with plans for a major airport south of the city of Chicago.  

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.  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.