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Sen. Mark Kirk inexcusably silent about South Suburban Airport

For decades, transportation planners, politicians and others have been talking about relieving the jam-packed O’Hare Airport by building a new one in the south suburbs. Under the leadership of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Bensenville, Elk Grove Village and others, a private investor/builder/operator was found to partner with government, to the extent that it would cost... Read more »

NOW they want a privately operated airport

A couple of top Chicago business and labor leaders recently argued that it’s time to re-energize an earlier-failed attempt to privatize Midway airport. To support their argument, they pointed to Mayor Daley’s deal privatizing the city’s parking meter revenues; a good deal for the public they say.  (The two, Jerry Roper, head of  the Chicagoland Chamber... Read more »
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