Activists Hold Rally Against Eminent Domain, Peotone Government Airport
PEOTONE—Jim Tobin spoke to 200 members of STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) at STAND’s Apr. 21 rally to oppose the proposed government airport in Peotone.
The state of Illinois has spent $150 million on this boondoggle and is threatening to use “quick take” eminent domain to steal farms and homes from local citizens for an unnecessary government airport supported by Chicago Congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr.
Tobin said the state is using the four year 67 percent income tax increase surcharge to fund lavish government pensions and to take their properties. He asked taxpayers to throw all Springfield Democrats out of office Nov. 6, 2012 to repeal the income tax surcharge and end the Peotone airport nightmare.
The rally was held in front of a fenced off state compound, formerly a farm house and barn.
View pictures from the rally below: