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Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

Airport, Illiana Expressway top county’s agenda

Gov. Pat Quinn in July signed legislation giving the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build the airport. State officials project the airport will create about 25,000 jobs, including 14,000 jobs once it is operational.

The Will County Board recently formed an Airport Committee to act as a clearinghouse in evaluating airport information as well as a link between IDOT, eastern Will County officials and residents, and the board. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month in the county board committee room.

IDOT has produced an airport master plan for the south suburban airport that is now under review by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport site comprises about 5,800 acres, but could eventually encompass about 20,000 acres, including land necessary for access roads and noise abatement.

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