U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago) still has a long way to go before
ground is broken on a third Chicagoland airport slated for Peotone,
Illinois. As we reported, Jackson's election night victory speech focused on his longtime goal of getting Abraham Lincoln National Airport into the Will County town of Peotone. He even declared April 21, the day after Earth Day, "Move earth day," implying the start of airport groundbreaking.
But the Sun-Times reports today that Will County board executive Larry Walsh doesn't know how Jackson can make groundbreaking happen. In fact, the Will County board is at odds with Jackson over control of the project. Springfield is supportive of Jackson's project. But the state still must buy up land for the airport and get permits from the Federal Aviation Administration.