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The South Suburban Airport is risky, but it’s the best hope to save the region


A columnist with a Chicago business publication was the first to note the $23.5 billion IDOT plan included $205.5 million in funding for construction, land acquisition, engineering and utilities for an I-57 interchange at Eagle Lake Road near Peotone in eastern Will County…In 1960, shortly after the opening of O’Hare, jobs were fairly evenly distributed among the northern, western and southern suburbs surrounding Chicago. Within 20 years of O’Hare’s opening, the south suburbs lost more than 100,000 jobs and the northern and western suburbs gained more than 100,000 jobs…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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