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State pays hefty price for condemning airport land


29400 Kedzie in Beecher

It was the first land acquisition case for the airport that went to a jury trial and the latest of the 110 parcels acquired within the inaugural footprint for the future airport — the plans for which have yet to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“It’s been a long road for the Brahmstaedts — 13 years of uncertainty,” said their attorney Stephen Viz, who has represented the family since 2002 when the Illinois Department of Transportation first offered his clients $450,000 for their farmland…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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