Rep. Jackson Plans Groundbreaking Ceremony For Peotone Airport

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  1. sobore
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    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is making good on his election night promise to push for the start of construction on a third Chicago area airport in Peotone.
    As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, Jackson says “the time for talk is over,” and he says he will lead a groundbreaking ceremony at the site near Peotone in a month.

    But Jackson will have an uphill battle.
    Will County administrators, who believe they should control any airport built at the site, are saying Jackson’s plans are flawed. They say his airport commission doesn’t own the land or have the legal authority to start work at the site.
    During his Tuesday night victory speech, Jackson said he was letting Gov. Pat Quinn know a “people’s groundbreaking” would be held at the site April 21 to get construction started.
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    Third "Chicago airport wannabe" to join the other two: RFD and GYY.
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