ORD Expansion… Forgot Something?

The multi-billion dollar plan to rebuild Chicago/ORD has made a lot of headlines.

Funny, but there’s no mention of the Third Chicago Airport, which supposedly was going to be the panacea for the future, replacing ORD as the main aerodrome in the region.

For the last 20+ years, the land in Will County was going to be the site of the new facility, augmenting ORD.

It was touted as a major jobs creator.

And, indeed, it has been. At least for the folks who’ve done all the “studies” that, gee, all validated the need for the airport.