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Despite obstacles, airport timetable is optimistic

Ann Schneider

Ann Schneider

With several hurdles still facing the proposed South Suburban Airport, the state’s top transportation official said Thursday she felt confident ground could be broken in about two years, with “planes in the air by 2020.”

Speaking after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation giving her agency the power to court developers and investors interested in working in tandem with the state to build an airport near Peotone, Ann Schneider, secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, said the state hopes to have final approval from the federal government sometime in 2015, and initial construction could begin before the end of that year…. Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s full story in the Herald-News,  here to read Phil Kadnar’s related story in Sun Times Media,  here for a story in the Times, or here for another story in the Tribune.

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