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Local filmmaker creating airport documentary

Growing up in Herscher, near Kankakee, Tom Desch heard frequently over the years about the proposed third major airport near Peotone.

When he graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2002 with a degree in cinema and photography, there was a big push for the airport, and Desch was drawn to the controversy that still surrounds the project — including landowners trying to prevent the state from taking their property…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown or here to see the trailer.

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