Tag: South Suburban Airport

South Suburban Airport supporters excited by bill’s passage

Supporters are awaiting the day when Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls them together for a legislative signing ceremony that will start the next stage of developing the South Suburban Airport.  The airport is considered a stimulant for economic growth in the South Suburbs. It would complement the Chicago region’s cargo airport[Read More…]

South Suburban Airport bill ready for governor’s signature

Legislation that calls for a public/private partnership to develop the South Suburban Airport will soon be on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. The bill was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday. It passed in the Illinois House earlier in the legislative session. The bill’s sponsors were Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood)[Read More…]

Three legislators push for cargo airport for South Suburbs

Three legislators representing Homewood and Flossmoor are working to get a cargo airport built in the south suburbs. Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) sponsored HB2531 with support from Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-Olympia Fields) and Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights). The bill would direct the State of Illinois to prepare and issue[Read More…]

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DeLuca pushes South Suburban Airport funding bill

Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, attended a hearing of the House Appropriations-Capital Committee March 14 to advocate for funding of the South Suburban Airport.   Rep. Anthony DeLuca, center,  addressed the Illinois House  Appropriations-Capital  Committee on the need for  funding for a third airport.  He was joined by Reggie  Greenwood,[Read More…]

Rep. Kelly leads support effort for regional airport

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., joined by 30 other elected leaders, wrote to Gov. Bruce Rauner expressing their “collective support for construction of the South Suburban Airport” in Peotone. The leaders called the project “an incubator of innovation and generator of growth for our nation.”   “For decades, we’ve needed a[Read More…]

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