Listen to local officials who say Illiana, third airport are dead

Some important Southland news appears to have been overlooked last week amid the hubbub surrounding Donald Trump's canceled Friday night rally in Chicago and rising hysteria over this year's presidential election.

In case you missed it, a headline in Friday's Southtown read, "Will County officials: Illiana, airport are dead." The story included a comment from Will County Board member Bob Howard of Beecher, a member of the board's legislative and policy committee, who said: "We cannot wait for the Illiana. It's dead. It will not become a reality."