South Suburban Airport

Representative Riley Addresses South Suburban Airport and Southland Infrastructure Projects

January 8, 2019 Press Release SPRINGFIELD, Ill.– Recently, a Chicago Tribune article stated that the political fate of the South Suburban Airport might be left up to the next Mayor of Chicago.  Retiring State Representative Al Riley states, “This is definitely not the case”.  “The framework, politics and personalities that existed years […]

At Rainbow PUSH talking about the need to fight for transportation investments that connect our communities

The State needs to invest in transportation and transit projects to connect the Chicago Southland region to downtown Chicago.


Representative Riley speaking before Rainbow PUSH about the need to fight for transportation investments that connect Chicago, Will County and Kankakee County. He calls to action the need to call the CTA to make the Red Line Extension a priority. In 2011, the Mayor of Chicago ran on the promise that he would make the Red Line Extension a priority. Call Metra about the need to make the South East Service Line a priority. It has been the planning stages for nearly 15 years.

And especially call the Governor to make the Illiana Expressway and the South Suburban Airport a priority. These two projects are laws of the land in Illinois. Through a public private partnership these two projects can bring thousands of jobs to our region and stimulate the economy.

Quinn Insists Third Airport Is Closer To Reality

(CBS) – The state has spent $34 million acquiring a general aviation airport in Monee, Bult Field, which the governor says will be incorporated into a third regional airport.

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

Quinn and south suburban lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a sign for the project, which has been talked about for decades. The governor insists the project really is close to reality, though he couldn’t say when groundbreaking would occur.

“The longest journey begins with the first step,” Quinn said. “We just unveiled the name of the airport. We’re going to have a meeting next month where we bring in developers. But you must invest if you want to grow.”

State Rep. Al Riley, D-Hazel Crest, added: “What happens to a dream deferred? Sometimes they come true, and this is coming true. It’s coming true for our region.”

Nearly two million people live within a 15-minute drive of the site, officials noted.

August 7, 2014 4:24 PM

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