The Illinois legislature is now pushing through the proposed expressway through Will County, seeking to attach two existing interstates. This will probably serve as an aid to create lower traffic patterns to the north, but will take out substantial swaths of land and housing.
Gov. Pat Quinn supports the expressway, which would cost $2.87 billion for the Illinois side alone, the Tribune reported. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says there is no guarantee whether the expressway will open, the newspaper reported.
Lucker-Mierzwa compares the planned expressway to the plan for the third Chicago area airport in Peotone, saying the state has no money for either project, yet both involve taking land away, the Tribune reported.