The South Suburban Airport is proposed for the site of Bult Field in Monee, which the state bought for $34 million in 2014. Since 2002, the state’s transportation department has spent almost $100 million to purchase about 4,500 acres of the 5,800 acres necessary for the airport initially.
Illinois – A move for a third Chicago-area airport is gaining traction backed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) support and waning Chicago O’Hare International Airport cargo business.
Regional leaders envision the state providing the land, a government entity operating the airport and a private developer paying for construction. Part of their plan hinges on the state appropriating $150 million for infrastructure improvements.