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3rd Chicago-area airport plans submitted

CHICAGO - State officials have submitted updated plans to the Federal Aviation Administration for a proposed airport in Chicago's south suburbs.

The new plans move the runway about 600 feet south from what was proposed earlier for the Will County location.

State officials have considered several locations for the airport, which proponents have claimed will stimulate the economy.

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say the airport will create about 2,000 jobs in the first year. By the fifth year of operation, they claim it will generate about 9,700 jobs.

The proposal is subject to reviews by the FAA, including how the runway layout will affect the air traffic system in the U.S.

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