Column: Chicago, Cook County support for Peotone airport speaks volumes about need for jobs

Elected leaders from throughout northeastern Illinois joined Chicago Ald. David Moore, D-17th, at an event Saturday to show unified support for the proposed South Suburban Airport near Monee and Peotone.

Mayors of Hazel Crest, Matteson, University Park and Kankakee stood with county, state and federal representatives to share the view that building a third airport for the Chicago region would help reduce violence in the city by providing residents with better opportunities to pursue employment.

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