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House gives boost to third Chicago-area airport

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  • The Illinois House has passed a measure that will allow for the construction of a South Suburban Airport in Peotone.

      The Illinois House has passed a measure that will allow for the construction of a South Suburban Airport in Peotone.
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SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House has passed a measure that will allow for the construction and operation of a third Chicago-area airport.

The legislation approved Thursday allows the Illinois Department of Transportation to enter into a public-private partnership to develop the South Suburban Airport in Peotone.

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Gov. Pat Quinn calls the House vote a breakthrough. He says after years of pushing, the state is moving forward with developing a "huge economic engine" that will create jobs.

The measure also authorizes financing for a new 10,000-seat basketball arena for DePaul University near Chicago's McCormick Place. The facility also would be used as a hall for conventions and trade shows.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

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