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South Suburban Airport plans taking shape


Susan Shea, director of IDOT's Aeronautics Division, photo by Cindy Wojdyla Cain

Susan Shea, director of IDOT’s Aeronautics Division, photo by Cindy Wojdyla Cain


Private investment in the South Suburban Airport could help decrease the chances of it becoming a “white elephant,” a Will County official said Wednesday.

“If private investment is involved, then the project will appear to be viable,” Beecher village manager Bob Barber said.

State transportation officials agree.

“If they’re going to invest, they’re going to do their due diligence to make sure it’s a good project,” said Roger Driskell, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s expert on public-private partnerships… Please click here to read Cindy Wojdyla Cain’s story in the Southtown Star.

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