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In the nearly 50 years since a college professor first proposed a third Chicago airport in the south suburbs, the idea has been known by a number of names: the airport in the lake, Peotone Airport, South Suburban Airport, Hegewisch Airport.

Also, “boondoggle,” “property theft” and “disaster,” to mention just a few.

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I live south. This airport has great potential for intermodal freight, if we had the Illini. But for passenger flights it sucks, nobody will use it, no roads no trains, no commuter rail. Why on earth would someone depart or arrive there if they have Midway? I still wouldn’t and I’m halfway between. Intermodal transport, distribution and warehousing and logistics are Illinois future simply because of its geography. This project fits for that, but little else.