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IDOT pitchs South Suburban Airport to potential partners and investors

A diverse group of about 150 people came to hear a sales presentation Tuesday for the South Suburban Airport, as the Illinois Department of Transportation seeks private partners to help it design, build and operate the planned field near Peotone…

…IDOT’s timeline for the airport project has it continuing to acquire land while awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is expected in 2016 or 2017. Once that’s obtained, IDOT will begin selecting private partners in 2017 or 2018 and hopes to have its the airport open for cargo flights by 2020.Please click here to read Susan Demar Lafferty’s story in the Southtown Star. A related Southtown story by Phil Kadner can be found here. Additional stories can be found in the Times and  Daily Herald.

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