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posted: 7/3/2014 1:01 AM

State buys airfield to use for future airport

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Associated Press

State transportation officials are announcing a step forward in their plans for an airport south of Chicago.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said Tuesday the state has purchased the Bult Field general aviation airport for $34 million. It plans to absorb that facility into the future South Suburban Airport it wants to build outside the Will County village of Peotone.

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The purchase includes 288 acres of land, including the airport's 5,000-foot runway, taxiway, hangars and terminal. It also includes farmland surrounding the airfield near Monee.

IDOT Director of Aeronautics Susan Shea calls it a "defining milestone for the South Suburban Airport."

The state will continue to operate Bult Field as a general aviation airport until it is incorporated into the future airport's inaugural footprint.

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