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Kadner: Quinn behind move on third airport

After 40 years of double dealing, backstabbing, bickering, inertia and gross negligence, it looks like a south suburban airport might actually get built.

Gov. Pat Quinn apparently has brokered a deal that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to become the development authority for the planned airport near Peotone.

The legislation authorizing IDOT to form a public-private partnership to build the third airport, introduced in the Illinois House on Thursday, contains pork barrel projects for nearly ever section of Illinois.

Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s story in the Southtown Star.

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