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State steps up litigation to take land for Peotone airport

After years of dealing with willing sellers and absentee owners to buy land for a proposed airport near Peotone, the state of Illinois is preparing legal action to force unwilling homeowners to sell, even though it’s still an open question whether the project ever will get off the ground. Decades after it was first envisioned, the South Suburban Airport is a top priority for Gov. Pat Quinn and supporters who view it as an economic engine for the area…Please click here to read Paul Merrion’s story in Crain’s Chicago Business.

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