Congressman Jackson must really want control of his coveted airport doesn't he? From the Morris Daily Herald...
Just before the final vote on the National Defense Authori-zation Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Jackson inserted language repealing the so-called Weller Amend-ment relating to the South Suburban Airport in Will County. The amendment secured Will County control of the Peotone airport and ensured federal procurement guidelines are met during airport construction.
“The results of a Democratic majority in Congress have been felt by the people of Will County,” Weller said. “Jesse Jackson has again shown disdain for the wishes of the bi-partisan leadership of Will County.
“It has always been the view of myself, County Executive (Larry) Walsh, and Board Chairman (Jim) Moustis that Will County should control its own destiny with an airport built in Will County.
“My legislation empowers Will County to stand up against Cook County interests that wish to invade its sovereignty.”
“Mr. Jackson has proclaimed the desires of the elected leaders with actual jurisdiction over the proposed airport site as worthless,” Weller continued.
“He continues to take a ‘my way or the highway' approach to this project to further his personal political aspirations.
“For Jackson, this has never been about what's best for Will County - only what's best for himself.”