Peotone is a village located in Will County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,385. The city is about 43 miles south of Chicago.
Peotone is the proposed site of a new airport to serve the Chicago area. As with the construction of any airport, the proposal is controversial. Proponents point out that the existing facilities at O'Hare and Midway airports cannot meet the transportation needs of the Chicago area, and that the development will bring economic prosperity to the region and the state of Illinois. Politicians backing the plan include Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Congressmen Henry Hyde and Jesse Jackson Jr.
Opponents to the plan are concerned about the environmental disruption that would be caused by new airport construction and the roads that would be needed to support it. They also point to the existence of another airport closer to Chicago than Peotone would be in Gary, Indiana, which could be expanded to support heavier use. Opponents include Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Gary Mayor Scott King and the city council of Peotone.
Web Sites and Links
Friends For Life Adoption ProgramNo-kill animal adoption program. Information on adopting or sponsoring an animal, photographs of pets in need of homes, and contact information.
Jim and Beckys Horse Drawn Carriage RidesServing Chicagoland with horse drawn entertainment for weddings and special events.
Peotone, IllinoisOffers information on history, chamber of commerce, churches, schools, businesses, organizations, the Rathje Mill, sports, location maps, and links.
Village of PeotoneEconomic opportunities for industrial and commercial growth on Chicago's south side, also home of the Rathje Mill, community activities and events, village information.