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Kadner: A win for Southland in Springfield

image from CNT

image from CNT

While the recent state legislative session was viewed as a dismal failure by many Springfield observers, it produced two big economic initiatives for the Southland.

In addition to allocating $71 million for the purchase of land and naming the Illinois Department of Transportation as the governing authority for a south suburban airport, a South Suburban Brownfield Redevelopment Zone was created.

The redevelopment zone is designed to spur economic growth around intermodal terminals owned by the Canadian National and Union Pacific railroads in Harvey and Dolton.

The zone includes those towns plus Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, South Holland and Thornton. Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s story in the Southtown Star.

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