Up until now Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s medical leave has led most observers to focus on the damage to his political future. But as Jackson continues to receive treatment at the Mayo Clinic some are starting to wonder what will happen to the Chicago Democrat’s pet projects.
Projects like the long anticipated construction of a South Suburban Airport in Will County. Earlier this year Jackson held a groundbreaking for the airport that could ultimately be controlled by people who live in Cook County.
Officials in Will County don’t like that idea. And with the congressman out of the picture, they’re wasting no time pushing their own plan for an airport.
Illinois Public Radio’s Michael Puente reports.