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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It's difficult to respond until we've heard directly
and in detail from the FAA."
Source: Illinois Department of Transportation
spokesman Mike Claffey. On Friday, backers of establishing a third
Chicago-area airport in Peotone, IL received an unanticipated
response to their submittal of two plans for the airport: the FAA
won't look at the proposals until proponents settle on one of those
plans. The submission of two plans for approval, with the intent of
having the FAA select the best, was the result of Illinois Governor
Rod Blagojevich's hopes of resolving a dispute over rival visions
for the single-runway airport.