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Airport Master Plan

Existing Conditions Report

Prepared by: AECOM

Prepared for: Illinois Department of Transportation

November 19, 2010

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TableofContents
Topic PageNumber

CoverSheet.................................................................................................................................................CoverSheet TableofContents...........................................................................................................................................................i ListofTables..................................................................................................................................................................ii ListofAppendices..........................................................................................................................................................ii

Section1Background ................................................................................................................................................1 . 1.1 Introduction......................................................................................................................................1 1.2 History...............................................................................................................................................1 Section2InventoryandDescriptionofExistingAirspaceSystem............................................................................3 2.1 NationalAirspaceSystemOverview...............................................................................................3 2.1.1 ChicagoAirRouteTrafficControlCenter ...........................................................................3 . . 2.1.2 ChicagoTerminalRadarApproachControl ........................................................................4 2.1.3 ChicagoOHareAirTraffic ..................................................................................................4 . 2.1.4 ChicagoMidwayAirTraffic.................................................................................................5 2.2 Weather............................................................................................................................................5 2.2.1 Wind...................................................................................................................................5 2.2.2 CloudCoverandVisibility...................................................................................................5 2.2.3 TemperatureandPrecipitation..........................................................................................7 2.3 AirCarrierAirports............................................................................................................................7 2.4 GeneralAviationFacilities.................................................................................................................7 2.4.1 PublicUseGeneralAviationAirports.................................................................................. 8 2.4.2 PrivateAirfields .................................................................................................................. . 9 2.4.3 BultField........................................................................................................................... 2 1 2.4.4 RegisteredGeneralAviationAircraft................................................................................ 2 1 2.5 Utilities............................................................................................................................................ 2 1 Section3RegionalSettingandLandUse................................................................................................................. 3 1 1 3.1 GreaterChicagoRegion.................................................................................................................. 3 3.2 SiteAcquisitionArea....................................................................................................................... 3 1 3.3 AffectedTownships/ZoningAuthority............................................................................................ 3 1 3.4 LandUsePlanningandZoningAgencies......................................................................................... 3 1 3.5 LandUsewithintheSSASite .......................................................................................................... 4 . 1 3.6 PopulationCenters.......................................................................................................................... 4 1 3.7 LandUseandZoningofSurroundingAreas.................................................................................... 5 1 1 3.8 LandUsePlanofEasternWillCounty............................................................................................. 6 3.9 GroundTransportationFacilities.................................................................................................... 6 1 3.9.1 RegionalRoadNetwork.................................................................................................... 6 1 3.9.2 ExistingOperatingConditions .......................................................................................... 7 . 1 3.9.3 RegionalRailroadNetwork............................................................................................... 8 1 3.10 CommunityFacilities....................................................................................................................... 8 1 Section4EnvironmentalOverview......................................................................................................................... 2 2 2 4.1 Noise............................................................................................................................................... 2 4.2 AirQuality...................................................................................................................................... 2 2 4.3 WaterQuality.................................................................................................................................. 3 2 4.4 Floodplains...................................................................................................................................... 3 2 4.5 Wetlands......................................................................................................................................... 4 2 4.6 EndangeredandThreatenedSpeciesofFloraandFauna............................................................... 5 2 4.7 BioticCommunities......................................................................................................................... 5 2 4.8 ParkandRecreationLands.............................................................................................................. 8 2 2 4.9 HistoricProperties/ArcheologicalResources.................................................................................. 9

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4.10 PrimeandImportantFarmland...................................................................................................... 9 2 Section5SocioeconomicProfile.............................................................................................................................. 0 3 5.1 Population....................................................................................................................................... 0 3 5.2 Housing...........................................................................................................................................30 5.3 Employment....................................................................................................................................31 5.4 Income............................................................................................................................................32 Section6LandAcquisitionProgram ........................................................................................................................36 . 6.1 LandAcquisitionPolicies.................................................................................................................36 6.2 LandAcquisitionPlan......................................................................................................................36

ListofTables

Table21ChicagoMidwayInternationalAirportAllWeatherConditions13KnotWindCoverage......................6 Table22MonthlyOccurrencesofCeiling/VisibilityConditionsatChicagoMidwayInternationalAirport...............6 Table23MonthlyAverageHighandLowTemperatures..........................................................................................7 Table24MonthlyPrecipitationinInches..................................................................................................................7 Table25MonthlyDistributionofWetPavementConditions...................................................................................7 Table26SummaryofGeneralAviation/CorporateAviationFacilitiesOutsidetheIAPArea andwithintheSouthSuburbanRegion,2009.........................................................................................11 Table27SummaryofGeneralAviation/CorporateAviationFacilitieswiththeIAPArea.......................................12 Table31CommunityFacilities............................................................................................................................ 821 1 Table41ExistingSection303(c)Lands............................................................................................................... 829 2 Table51PopulationoftheGreaterChicagoRegion...............................................................................................31 Table52PopulationandAgeDistribution,SSAArea..............................................................................................31 Table53HousingUnitswithintheGreaterChicagoRegion....................................................................................32 Table54HousingUnits,SSAArea ...........................................................................................................................32 . Table55TotalEmploymentandUnemploymentbyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion ........................................33 . Table56EmployedPersonsbyIndustryWillCounty...........................................................................................34 Table57MedianHouseholdIncomebyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion............................................................34 Table58PerCapitaIncomebyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion...........................................................................35 Table59PersonsBelowPoverty,Percent,byCountyGreaterChicagoRegion..................................................35

ListofAppendices

AppendixAAcronyms...............................................................................................................................................37 AppendixBExhibits...................................................................................................................................................38 Exhibit11LandAcquisitionStatusMap.............................................................................................39 Exhibit21SectionalChart..................................................................................................................40 Exhibit22UtilityMap.........................................................................................................................41 Exhibit31LocationMap ....................................................................................................................42 . Exhibit32ExistingLandUse...............................................................................................................43 Exhibit33CommunityFacilities.........................................................................................................44 Exhibit41NoiseSensitiveFacilities...................................................................................................45 Exhibit42AmbientNoiseMeasurementLocations...........................................................................46 Exhibit43100YearFloodplain..........................................................................................................47 Exhibit442008and2009WetlandsIdentified..................................................................................48 Exhibit45DOTSection303(c)Lands..................................................................................................49 Exhibit46PrimeandImportantFarmlandSoils ................................................................................50 .

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Section1Background
1.1Introduction The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued guidance for the development of airport master plans, airportdesign,andenvironmentalimpactanalysis.FAAAdvisoryCircular(AC)150/50706A,Change1(5/1/2007), Airport Master Plans in conjunction with Advisory Circular (AC) 150/530013, Change 15 (12/31/2009) Airport DesignhavebeenusedasguidelinesfordevelopingtheInauguralAirportMasterPlanandinanalyzingtheExisting ConditionsoftheproposedSouthSuburbanAirportsite. ThepurposeofthisdocumentistodescribetheexistingconditionsoftheproposedSouthSuburbanAirport(SSA) sitetobeaffectedorcreatedbytheInauguralAirportProgram(IAP)alternativesunderconsideration.TheIAPisan initiative by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to plan, design, construct and operate a new commercialserviceairportineasternWillCounty,Illinois.TheSSAsitewasapprovedasafeasiblelocationforan airportbytheFAAintheirRecordofDecisionontheTier1EnvironmentalImpactStatementdatedJuly12,2002. For existing airports, the analysis of existing conditions focuses on the analysis of historic air traffic patterns, a descriptionoftheairportsroleinthenationalaviationsystemanditsroleinthecommunity,identificationofthe existing facilities at the airport, the regional setting and the local land use, an overview of the airport environs, socioeconomic data related to the community and the market served by the airport, a description of aviation activity and a summary of the airports financial resources. However, since SSA is a proposed new airport, this inventoryofexistingconditionsfocusesontheanalysisofsitecharacteristicsoftheexistingnonaeronauticalland uses that will be taken into consideration by the FAA in their assessment of the environmental impact of the proposed new Inaugural SSA. Accordingly, FAA Order 5050.4B and the Tier 1 EIS have been considered in the identification of relevant characteristics of the proposed airport site. Exhibit 11, Land Acquisition Status Map identifiesthelimitsoftheSSAandisreferencedthroughoutthisdocument. TheIAPisdefinedasthefirstfiveyearplanningperiodforSSA,fromthefirstyearofoperation(DBO+1)through the fifth year of operation (DBO+5). Major topics analyzed and discussed in this report include site location, existing airspace structure and air traffic flow, land use and zoning, socioeconomic profile, community facilities, naturalresources,farmland,historicproperties/archaeologicalresourcesandlandacquisition. 1.2History Inthedecadespriortothe1990stheCityofChicagoandtheStateofIllinoisrecognizedtheneedforanadditional commercial service (air carrier) airport to serve the Chicago Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). NumerousstudieswereconductedbutconsensusonasitewasnotreacheduntilIllinoiscenteredeffortsonthe WillCountysite.Atimelineofsignificantmilestonesontheselectionanddevelopmentofthissitefollows: 1994IDOTinitiatedthePhaseIEngineeringStudyandEnvironmentalAssessmenttoprepareamasterplan, anenvironmentalassessment,anAirportLayoutPlanandafinancialfeasibilityanalysisforthedevelopment. 1995 IDOT began the Market Survey Research program to determine the demand for service at the new airport.StatefundingwasalsoprovidedtocommunitiessurroundingtheproposedWillCountyairportsite,to updatelocalmunicipallongrangeplanningdocuments. 1997IDOTbeganaPrivateFinancingInitiativetodeterminethelevelofinterestinprivateequitymarketsto participateinconstructionofthenewairport. 1998IDOTcompletedtheEnvironmentalAssessment.DocumentsubmittedtoFAAforreviewandapproval. GovernordeclaredhissupportforfundinginitiallandacquisitionattheWillCountysite. 1999 IDOT submits to FAA a revised plan for an "inaugural airport" at the Will County site that included additional data on the initial demand levels for a single runway airport. In May, the Governor of Illinois announcedthat $75 millionwould be included in the Illinois FIRST program for the state of Illinois to begin acquiringlandfortheairportproject.

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2000May,FAAagreedtobeginpreparingatieredEnvironmentalImpactStatement(EIS)documentforsite approval and acquisition of land. August, FAA held Scoping Meetings for the public and governmental agenciestocommentonFAA'sintenttopreparethetieredEIS.September,GovernorRyanagainreiterated strong support for building the third airport stating, "There still is one piece that's missing from the Southland'seconomicdevelopmentplan.WestillneedtobuildathirdairportinWillCounty." 2001GovernorRyanannouncesthatIllinoisDepartmentofTransportationwouldbeginacquiringlandatthe proposed Will County airport site. On March 7, IDOT began advertising for consultants to handle land acquisition from willing sellers. April, IDOT opened the interim Matteson project office to begin the land acquisitionprocessforwillingsellersandhardshipcases.IDOTawardedacontracttoHansonEngineersInc. (now Hanson Professional Services Inc.) to begin the inaugural site land acquisition process. August, IDOT moved the project office from 310 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago to the permanent Matteson project office.FAAheldpublichearingandworkshopontheTier1DraftEnvironmentalImpactStatement(forsite approval and purchase of land by the state of Illinois). The Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago announcedagreementonO'HareInternationalAirport(ORD)expansion,andthebuildingoftheSSA. 2002IDOTannouncedthepurchaseofthefirstparceloflandfortheairport.TheEarlproperty,ahardship acquisition, was purchased for $47,000. FAA's Chicago Airport District Office released the Tier 1 EIS, for circulationandreview.FAAissuedaRecordofDecision(ROD)ontheSSATier1EIS.FAAdeterminedthatthe WillCountySitewasatechnicallyandenvironmentallyfeasiblelocation,andthatthebenefitsofapprovinga site,sothattheStatecouldacquirelandtoprotectagainstsuburbandevelopmentandprotecttheairspace, outweighed the adverse environmental impacts of preserving this option as outlined in the FEIS. FAA approvedtheSSATier2grantapplicationtoconductthemasterplanstudyandTier2EISfordevelopmentof theinauguralairportattheWillCounty,Illinoissite. 2003FAApublishedaNoticeofIntent(NOI)toprepareatieredEISandconductenvironmentalscopingon December3atGovernorsStateUniversity,fortheconstructionandoperationofinauguralairportfacilitiesby thestateofIllinois.FAAconductedoneagencyscopingmeetingandonepublicscopingmeetingatGovernors State University in University Park, Illinois. The meetings were held in conjunction with an informational workshopthatincludedaslideandposterboardpresentationoftheproposedproject.Writtencommentson theprojectwereaccepteduntilDecember19,2003. 2004 IDOT prepared, and submitted for FAA review, a Draft Projections of Aeronautical Activity for the Inaugural Airport Program (IAP). FAA approved the report stating that it believes the document projects passenger demand and aviation activity at reasonable levels. IDOT established a Local Advisory Group consisting of elected officials, county and village planners, emergency service districts, school districts and othergovernmentalagencieswithjurisdictionovertheairportsiteorsurroundingareas.Meetingswereheld withthegroupApril,May,June,andSeptember. 2005 IDOT prepared, and submitted for FAA review, a Draft Demand/Capacity Analysis & Facility RequirementsreportfortheIAP.IDOTsubmittedaDraftExistingConditionsreportforthenewairporttoFAA inOctober,fortheirreview. 2006 IDOT prepared a Draft SocioEconomic Impact Assessment for the IAP. The Draft SocioEconomic ImpactAssessmentreportwassubmittedinSeptembertotheFAAfortheirreview. IDOTpreparedaDraft Baseline User, Wildlife and Habitat Study for the Forest Preserve District of Will County Properties in the vicinityoftheproposedairport.ItwassubmittedinOctobertotheFAAfortheirreview.December,IDOTheld apublicmeetinginBeecher,Illinoistosolicitcommentsfromthegeneralpublicregardingproposedairfield configurations under consideration in the SSA Master Plan. Drawings representing two alternative airfields werediscussedinthepublicmeeting,theIDOTInauguralAirportLayoutPlanandtheALNACInauguralAirport LayoutPlan. 2007 IDOTs IAP and theALNACplan were submitted to FAA for review. The FAAdeclined reviewing two conceptsfortheIAPandreturnedtheplanstoIDOTforfurtherconsiderationandrefinementrecommending thatonlyonepreferredplanshouldbesubmittedforreview.IDOTreexaminedallalternativeswiththegoal of refining and optimizing the airfield configuration in relation to the previously described concepts. December 2007 IDOT undertook the evaluation of additional concept alternatives for the IAP. The primary goalwastoevaluatealternativelocationsfortheInauguralRunwayandselectaPreferredAlternative. 2008March,IDOTsubmitteditsPreferredIAPConfigurationtoFAAfortheirreview.

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Section2InventoryandDescriptionofExistingAirspaceSystem
2.1NationalAirspaceSystemOverview The National Airspace System (NAS) is an integrated and interconnected system of airports, airways, air traffic facilities and navigational aids. Airports, air traffic facilities and equipment, and navigational aids are static physicalcomponentsoftheNASwherechangeoccursoverlongperiodsoftime.However,theairspacesystem experiencesconstantchangeasitisdependentoneverchangingweather,winds,andtraffic.Thissectionofthe SSAExistingConditionsdocumentdescribestheelementsoftheNASastheyapplytotheSSAsite. TheNASincludesallairspaceovertheUnitedStatesfromanelevationof60,000feetdownto,butnotincluding, the ground. This Airspace is managed by the FAA to provide for its orderly and safe use. For management purposes the airspace is divided into two broad categories, Controlled Airspace (Classes A thru E Airspace), and Uncontrolled (Class G) airspace. These classifications are used by the FAA to define the flight rules, pilot qualifications,andaircraftcapabilitiesrequiredtooperatewithineachclass.Airspaceclassificationsthatapplyto theSSAsite,anditsfutureintegrationintotheNAS,areshowninExhibit21andaredescribedbelow. ClassBAirspacesurroundsthebusiestaircarrierairports.TheclassBairspacesurroundingOHareInternational Airport(ORD)consistsofaseriesofconcentriccircleseachwithadifferent,andvarying,radiusandeachwitha definedminimumandmaximumaltitude(floorandceiling).Theoutermostcirclewithinthisairspace(extending 25 nautical miles from ORD) is approximately 13 nautical miles north of SSA. It includes the airspace between 3,600 and 10,000 feet above the ground. Aircraft within this airspace must have Air Traffic Control (ATC) authorization regardless of weather conditions, must meet certain pilots qualification requirements and must havecertainrequiredelectronicequipment. ClassCAirspacesurroundsairportswithalargenumberofcommercialserviceflightoperations.Thisairspaceis alsodefinedbyaseriesofconcentriccirclesbutsmallerinsizethanthosedefiningClassBairspace.TheClassC airspace surrounding Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) has a 10 mile outer circle, placing it approximately fifteen (15) nautical miles north of SSA. Flight within this airspace requires ATC clearance and control. Class E Airspace surrounds the SSA site. This controlled airspace begins (floor) 700 feet above the ground and extendsupto(ceiling)butnotincluding18,000feet.TheClassEairspaceoverSSAisdefinedbythewidemagenta linewest;southandeastofthesite(seeExhibit21).Thisairspaceallowsforpositivecontrolforoperationsunder InstrumentFlightRules(IFR)andforcommunicationand/orflightfollowingunderVisualFlightRules(VFR).VFR specifies minimum cloud clearance and visibility requirements for flight. Typically flight operations under VFR requireacloudceilingofnotlessthan1,000feetabovethegroundandhorizontalvisibilityofatleast3miles.IFR referstoproceduresforconductingflightinweatherconditionsbelowVFRweatherminimums.ThetermsIFRand VFRarealsousedtodefinethetypeofflightplanunderwhichanaircraftisoperating. ClassGAirspaceisuncontrolledairspaceandincludesallairspacenototherwisedesignatedascontrolledA,B,C, D,orEairspace.AircraftoperationswithinClassGairspacearegovernedbytheprincipalofseeandavoid. 2.1.1ChicagoAirRouteTrafficControlCenter(ZAU) AirRouteTrafficControlCenters(ARTCCs)controlandmonitoraircraftintransitovertheUnitedStatesand duringapproachestosomeairports.EachARTCChandlesadifferentregionofairspace,passingcontrolof transient aircraft from one to the other at their respective borders. The twentyone (21) ARTCCs are designatedbyathreelettercodebeginningwiththeletterZ. The Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (Chicago CenterZAU), located in Aurora, Illinois, controls aircraft entering, exiting, and overflying the Midwest region. Chicago CenterZAU controllers are

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responsibleforapproximately80,000squaremilesofairspace,overportionsofIllinois,Wisconsin,Indiana, IowaandMichigan.ForaircraftoperatinginthevicinityofSSA,theChicagoCenterwillbetheinitialpointof contactandcontrolundernormaloperatingconditions. 2.1.2ChicagoTerminalRadarApproachControl Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities are in place at more than 185 of the major metropolitanareasintheUnitedStates.Thesefacilitiessequenceandseparateaircraftastheyapproach anddeparttheprimaryairportswithintheairspaceandprovideflightfollowingand/orcontrolofaircraft usingotherairportswithintheTRACONboundaryortraversingtheairspace.TRACONstypicallycontrolair traffic within a minimum 30mile radius, and below 15,000 feet altitude, of the primary airport in a metropolitan area. FAA air traffic controllers operating in the TRACON provide air traffic services and controlforallaircraftwithinthedesignatedairspace. TheChicagoTerminalRadarApproachControl(ChicagoTRACON)extendsapproximately40nauticalmiles fromORD.TheSSAsiteislocatedonthesouthernedgeoftheChicagoTRACON,justoutsideitsboundaries. TwoarrivalfixesandfivedeparturecorridorfixesforORDarelocatedinthegeneralareaoftheSSAsite. Aircraft operating into and out of SSA and maintaining flight below approximately 3,000 feet will not be affectedbytheChicagoTRACON. 2.1.3ChicagoOHareAirTraffic AircraftapproachingOHareInternationalAirport(ORD)fromthesouthareroutedbytheChicagoCenter ZAUcontrollerstowardoneoftwoarrivalgateslocatedsouthwestandsoutheastofORD(northwestand northeastofSSA).Thesoutheastarrivalgate,designatedBEARZ,islocatedinGary,Indiana,approximately 20 miles northeast of SSA. The other, designated BENKY is located near Plano, Illinois in Kendall County, approximately 44 nautical miles northwest of SSA. Turbine aircraft entering the airspace for a landing at ORDwillcrossthesedesignateintersectionsatorabove11,000feetwithpropelleraircraftcrossingat8,000 feet.1 Southbound departures from ORD are typically routed through one of five departure gates, designated (from westeast):ACITO, BACEN, CMSKY,DENNT,EARND2. These navigation pointsare definedby Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates and by azimuth bearings from groundbased facilities such as, the RobertsVOR/DME3andthePeotoneVORTAC4.TheRobertsVOR/DMEislocatednearRoberts,Illinois(Ford County),approximately53milessouthwestoftheSSAsite.ThePeotoneVORTAC,locatednearManteno, Illinoisisapproximately8nauticalmilessouthofthesite,andtheGUIDOfixlocatednearArmstrong,Illinois (Vermilion County) is approximately 90 miles south of the site. Aircraft departing ORD, MDW and MKE southboundaremergedwithinthesefiveairwaystypicallyexitingtheClassBairspacethroughthe10,000 footceilingpriortocrossingtheSSAsite. AtthepresenttimeORDisundertakingamajorredevelopmentplandesignedtotransformtheairfieldfrom a system of intersecting runways into a more efficient, in terms of operating efficiencies, parallel runway configuration. The OHare Modernization Program (OMP), when complete, will have eight runways, six paralleleastwestandtwocrosswindrunways.ThroughoutthisprojecttheFAAwillbechangingarrivaland departure procedures as new runways and taxiways are completed and brought online. Although these changes will not significantly alter procedures currently used by general aviation aircraft operating in the

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FAA,OMPSimulationDataPackage,2018WithProject,April2004. FAAU.S.TerminalProcedures,OHareFiveDepartureProcedures. 3 VeryHighFrequencyOmnidirectionalRangecollocatedwithDistanceMeasuringEquipmentemitsVORazimuthdataover360degreesfor nonprecisioninstrumentapproachprocedures. 4 VeryHighFrequencyOmnidirectionalRangecollocatedwithTacticalAirNavigationanavigationaidprovidingVORazimuth,TACANazimuth andTACANdistancemeasuringequipmentatonesite.

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vicinityofSSAtheywillgreatlyinfluencetheproceduresusedbyaircraftoperatingunderIFRflightplans. Current information on the status of the OMP can be obtained from the Chicago Department Aviation website.

2.1.4ChicagoMidwayAirTraffic

Aircraft approaching MDW from the south are typically routed to the final approach via two navigational aids,theJolietVORTACandtheChicagoHeightsVORTAC.TheJolietVORTACislocatedapproximately30 miles northwest of the SSA site, near Plattville, Illinois. The Chicago Heights VORTAC is located approximately10nauticalmilesnortheastoftheSSAsite,justeastofChicagoHeights,Illinois.Inaddition, aircraftdestinedforMKEfromthesouthusethetwoMDWarrivalgates,flyingabovetheORDandMDW arrivals.5

2.2Weather

Localmeteorologicalconditionssignificantlyaffecttheoperationalcharacteristicsofaircraftandthereforeplayan important role in determining the ideal runway orientation and airfield geometry. The primary meteorological characteristics that influence aircraft performance and safety are wind speed and direction; cloud elevation (ceiling); horizontal visibility; temperature and relative humidity. The FAA recommends a minimum of ten consecutiveyearsofweatherdatabeanalyzedinordertoadequatelycharacterizetheseconditionsataspecific location.

WeatherstationsareinplaceatJolietRegionalAirport(JOT)andGreaterKankakeeAirport(IKK).Thesestations howeverdidnothavethecapabilitytoarchivetheweatherdatauntilafter2001andthereforecouldnotbeused forthisinventoryofexistingconditions.TheclosestweatherstationtoSSAwiththerequiredtenyearweather historyisMDW.

2.2.1Wind

Undernormaloperatingconditionsaircrafttakeoffandlandintothewind.Individualaircraftperformance characteristics and pilot ability dictate theamount ofcrosswind (windblowing at an angle to the runway centerline)thatcanbehandledsafely.TheFAArecommendsthatarunwaysorientationprovideatleast95 percent crosswind coverage. This means that 95 percent of the time the wind does not exceed the allowablecrosswindcomponent(designcapability)fortheestablisheddesignaircraft.

Tenyearwinddata,86,770observations,wasobtainedfromMDW,thenearestNationalWeatherService reportingstation,andimportedtotheFAAAirportDesignProgram.Inadditiontothedocumentedwind databelow,theseweatherobservationswerecomparedtothesameperiodofobservationsfromORD.The comparison between the two airports indicated that there was no statistical difference between weather thedatafromMDWandORD.Table21documentsthewindcoverageforrunwayorientationsthroughout the36incrementsofthecompassroseassuminga13knotcrosswindrequirement.

2.2.2CloudCoverandVisibility

In addition to wind speed and direction aircraft operations are affected by cloud cover and horizontal visibility.ItistheseconditionsthatdefinewhetheraircraftoperationscanbeconductedusingVFRorIFR. VFRconditionsexistwhenthecloudceilingisequaltoorgreaterthan1,000feetabovegroundlevel(AGL) andthehorizontalvisibilityisgreaterthanorequaltothreenauticalmiles.Cloudceilinglessthan1,000feet AGLand/orvisibilitylessthanthreenauticalmilesdefinethethresholdforIFRconditions.IFRconditionsare further divided into one of three categories: CAT I conditions exist when the ceiling is between 200 and 1,000feetand/orthevisibilityisbetweenmileandthreenauticalmiles;CATIIconditions,ceilingbetween
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FAA,OMPOMPSimulationDataPackage,2018WithProject,April2004.

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100and200feetorvisibilitybetweenmileandnauticalmile;and,CATIIIconditions,ceilingslessthan 100feetandvisibilitylessthanmile.

Table21:ChicagoMidwayInternationalAirportAllWeatherConditions13knotsWindCoverage
RunwayOrientation 1836 0119 0220 0321 0422 0523 0624 0725 0826 0927 1028 1129 1230 1331 1432 1533 1634 1735 WindCoverage 89.13% 90.34% 91.53% 91.80% 92.43% 93.96% 93.28% 93.30% 91.40% 91.21% 89.38% 87.92% 85.75% 84.93% 84.69% 84.65% 85.15% 86.76%

Source:MurrayandTrettel,Inc.,July2004.ProcessedfromtenyearsofhourlyobservationscollectedbyNOAAbetweentheyears 1991and2000atChicagoMidwayInternationalAirportandarchivedbyNOAA.

Table22providesinformationaboutsixceiling/visibilityconditionsrecordedatMDWfrom1991to2000. ThedataindicatesthatCATI,orless,conditionscanbeexpectedtooccur8.2percentoftheyear;CATII conditionsoccurred0.4percentoftheyearandCATIIIconditionsoccurred0.4percentoftheyear.

Table22:MonthlyOccurrencesofCeiling/VisibilityConditionsatChicagoMidwayInternational
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual VFR Conditions6 78.47% 87.48% 89.15% 90.75% 93.95% 94.85% 96.53% 95.82% 96.21% 94.65% 89.87% 85.06% 91.08% IFR Conditions7 21.53% 12.52% 10.85% 9.25% 6.05% 5.15% 3.47% 4.18% 3.79% 5.35% 10.13% 14.94% 8.92% MDW Minimums8 3.57% 1.94% 1.88% 0.52% 0.56% 0.34% 0.12% 0.07% 0.08% 0.20% 1.10% 1.76% 1.01% CATI9 18.84% 10.91% 9.56% 9.00% 5.69% 4.91% 3.40% 4.13% 3.71% 5.19% 9.23% 13.72% 8.18% VisibilityConditions(%) CATII10 CATIII11 1.33% 1.64% 0.86% 0.84% 1.06% 0.49% 0.21% 0.15% 0.35% 0.10% 0.19% 0.06% 0.01% 0.06% 0.04% 0.01% 0.02% 0.06% 0.09% 0.10% 0.50% 0.05% 0.61% 0.74% 0.44% 0.39%

Source:MurrayandTrettel,Inc.,July2004.ProcessedfromtenyearsofhourlyobservationscollectedbyNOAAbetweentheyears 1991and2000atMidwayInternationalAirportandarchivedbyNOAA.
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Ceilingvisibilityabove1,000feet;over3milesvisibility. Ceilingvisibilitylessthan1,000feet;below3milesvisibility. 8 Ceilingvisibilitylessthan300feet;below1milevisibility. 9 Ceilingvisibilitylessthan1,000feetandabove200feetorvisibilitybetweenand3miles. 10 Ceilingvisibilitylessthan200feetandabove100feetorvisibilitybetweenandmiles. 11 Ceilingvisibilitylessthan100feetorvisibilitylessthanmile.

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2.2.3TemperatureandPrecipitation Airtemperatureandrelativehumidityhaveadirectimpactontheoperationalcharacteristicsofanairport andtheaircraftusingthefacility.TemperaturesineasternWillCountyrangefromanaveragemaximum temperature of 84 degrees in July to an average low temperature of 15 degrees Fahrenheit in January. Table23providestheaveragemonthlyhighandlowtemperaturesrecordedforBeecher,IL. Table23:MonthlyAverageHighandLowTemperatures
Ave. High Low Jan 29 15 Feb 35 20 Mar 46 30 Apr 58 39 May 70 50 Jun 80 60 Jul 84 65 Aug 82 63 Sep 75 55 Oct 63 43 Nov 48 33 Dec 35 21

Source:TheWeatherChannel,September2010.DocumentedfromhourlyobservationscollectedbyNOAAatWeatherObservation pointinBeecher,IL.

Averageannualprecipitationis38.65incheswithJunebeingthewettestmonthat4.66inches.Table24 liststhemonthlyaverageprecipitation. Table24:MonthlyPrecipitationInInches


Jan 1.79 Feb 1.64 Mar 2.73 Apr 3.80 May 4.14 Jun 4.66 Jul 4.08 Aug 3.82 Sep 3.15 Oct 2.79 Nov 3.38 Dec 2.67 Total 38.65

Source:TheWeatherChannel,September2010.DocumentedfromhourlyobservationscollectedbyNOAAatWeatherObservation pointinBeecher,IL.

Inadditiontoceilingandvisibilitythedatacontainedthepercentagesoftimethatwetpavementconditions (any amount of frozen or liquid precipitation) were recorded at MDW. The highest percent of wet pavement conditions occur during the winter months, November through April. On an annual basis wet pavementconditionsoccuratMDWabout9.2percentofthetime,orabout807hoursperyear.Table25 summarizesthemonthlywetpavementoccurrencesbypercentoftime. Table25:MonthlyDistributionofWetPavementConditions
Jan Feb Mar Apr May 17.31% 11.31% 11.31% 11.43% 7.00% Jun 5.44% Jul Aug 3.56% 4.38% Sep 5.20% Oct Nov Dec 6.93% 12.55% 13.77% Total 9.16%

Source:MurrayandTrettel,Inc.,July2004.ProcessedfromtenyearsofhourlyobservationscollectedbyNOAAbetweentheyears 1991and2000atChicagoMidwayInternationalAirportandarchivedbyNOAA.

2.3AirCarrierAirports TheChicagoregionalairspaceisoneofthebusiestairtrafficareasintheworld.TwoairportswithintheChicago ConsolidatedMetropolitanStatisticalArea(CMSA),ORDandMDWcurrentlyoffercommercialpassengerservice. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago/Rockford International Airport (RFD), Rockford, Illinois, are located adjacent, but outside, the Greater Chicago Region. In addition, numerous public and private general aviation and reliever airports also contribute to air traffic in the area. There are approximately160publicandprivateuseairportslocatedwithina50nauticalmileradiusoftheSSAsite. 2.4GeneralAviationFacilities SSAisexpectedtoplayanimportantroleinservingtheGeneralAviationdemandinthesouthernportionofthe CMSA. A review of FAA data available through the Form 5010, Master Record, dated April 7, 2009, and AirNav.com,awebbasedairportinformationresource,indicatesthatthereare24airportswithin20nauticalmiles

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(nm) (23.3 statute miles) ofSSAscurrentAirportReference Point12. These airports offer 28 runways ranging in length from 1,300 to 7,003 feet. Ten of the runways are paved and the remaining 18 are turf. One of these airports(BultField)iswithintheInauguralAirportProgram.Thelocationofeachoftheseairportsisillustratedin Exhibit21. Twogeneralaviationairports,LewisUniversityAirport(LOT)andJolietRegionalAirport(JOT),althoughlocatedin northernWillCountyarenotincludedinthisinventorysummarybecausetheyareoutsidethe20nmstudyarea. Theseairportsare22.3and22.6nauticalmilesnorthwestofSSArespectively. 2.4.1PublicUseGeneralAviationAirports

Seven(7)ofthe24airportswithin20nmofSSAareavailableforpublicuse.Theseairportsoffer7paved and4turfrunways.Thepavedrunwaysrangefrom3,395to7,003feetwithanaveragelengthof4,754feet. Followingisadescriptionofthesepublicuseairports:

Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) is a publiclyowned, opentothepublic airport located approximately19.4milesnortheastoftheSSAUltimateAcquisitionArea.GYYhasintermittentcommercial serviceandacontractAirportTrafficControlTower.TherearetwoactiverunwaysatGYY:Runway1230is 7,003ftlongand150ftwide.Runway12hasanonprecisionapproach,whileRunway30hasaprecision instrument approach system. Runway 0220 is a nonprecision runway, 3,603 ft long and 100 ft wide. AccordingtoFAA5010Form,therewere89aircraftbasedattheairport:42singleengine,18multiengine, 20 jets and 9 helicopters. GYY had 35,671 total operations in 2007.13 December 2008 Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) estimations indicate that the operational level will decrease to 30,327 total operations in 2010andincreaseto33,036totaloperationsin2020.Approximately57percentofGeneralAviation(GA) activityatGYYisitinerant,34percentlocalactivity,5percentmilitaryand4percentairtaxi.14

Greater Kankakee Airport (IKK) is a publiclyowned opentothepublic airport located about 19 miles southwestoftheSSAUltimateAcquisitionAreaand3milessouthofKankakee,IL.Thenontoweredairport hastwooperationalrunways.Runway0422isasphaltsurfaced,5,979ftlongand100ftwideandhasa precision approach on Runway 04 and nonprecision on Runway 22; and Runway 1634 is also asphalt surfaced,4,399ftlongand75ftwide,withvisualapproachesatbothends.AccordingtoFAA5010Form, there were 129based aircraft at the airport: 96 singleengine airplanes, 13 multiengine, 2 jets, 3 helicopters and 15 ultralight aircraft. IKK had 50,000 total operations in 2006.15 December 2008 (TAF) estimationsindicatethattheoperationallevelwillremainconstantin2010andin2020.Approximately42 percentofGAactivityatIKKisitinerant,50percentlocalactivity,6percentmilitaryand2percentairtaxi.16

GriffithMerrillvilleAirport(05C)isaprivatelyowned,opentothepublicairportlocatedapproximately16 milesnortheastoftheSSAUltimateAcquisitionArea.05Chasonevisualrunway,whichisasphaltsurfaced, 4,900ftlongand75ftwide.AccordingtoFAA5010Form,therewere61basedaircraftat05C:41single engineplanes,14multienginesand6helicopters.05Chad33,699totaloperationsin2006.17December 2008 (TAF) estimations indicate that the operational level will remain constant in 2010 and in 2020. Approximately86percentof05Csactivityisitinerantoperations,13percentislocalaviationactivityand1 percentisairtaxi.18

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Source:AirNav.comAirportDistanceCalculatorandverifiedusingFAAChicagoSectionalAeronauticalChart,May7,2009.Straightline distancemeasured,actualgroundtraveldistancewillbehigher. 13 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,Gary/ChicagoInternationalAirport,April7,2009. 14 FAA,TerminalAreaForecastSummary:FiscalYears20072025,Gary/ChicagoInternationalAirport,December2008. 15 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,GreaterKankakeeAirport,April7,2009. 16 FAA,TerminalAreaForecastSummary:FiscalYears20072025,GreaterKankakeeAirport,December2008. 17 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,GriffithMerrillvilleAirport,April7,2009. 18 FAA,TerminalAreaForecastSummary:FiscalYears20072025,GriffithMerrillvilleAirport,December2008.

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Kankakee Airport (3KK) is a privatelyowned, opentothepublic airport located approximately 19 miles southwestofthefutureSSAUltimateAcquisitionArea.Theairporthastwoactiverunways:Runway0927 is2,644ftlongand300ftwide,turfsurfaced;andRunway1836isturfsurfaced,2,564ftlongand200ft wide.AccordingtoFAA5010Form,therewere25aircraftbasedattheairport:22singleengineairplanes, 1 multiengine and 2 ultralight aircraft. 3KK had 11,000 total operations in 2004. The activity at 3KK is mostlyrepresentedbylocalGAactivity(82percent)anditinerantGAoperations(18percent).19

Lansing Municipal Airport (IGQ) is a publiclyowned, opentothepublic airport located approximately 12 milesnortheastoftheUltimateSSAAcquisitionArea.IGQhastwooperationalrunways:Runway0927is visual,3,395ftlongand75ftwide,withanasphaltsurface;andRunway1836isvisual,4,002ftlongand75 ftwide,withanasphaltsurface.AccordingtoFAA5010Form,therewere187basedaircraftatIGQ:142 singleengine,21multiengine,10jetaircraft,13helicoptersand1ultralightaircraft.IGQhad54,000total operations in 2007.20 December 2008 (TAF) estimations indicate that the operational level will remain constantin2010andin2020.FiftypercentofactivityatIGQisrepresentedbylocalGAactivity,41percent isitinerantGAand9percentisairtaxiactivity.21

LakeVillageAirport(C98)isaprivatelyowned,opentothepublicairportlocatedapproximately17miles southeast of the IAP boundary. C98 has one visual, turf runway that is 2,000 ft long and 140 ft wide. AccordingtoFAA5010Form,thereare20basedaircraftatC98:16singleengineand4gliders.C98had 6,976totaloperationsin2006,ofwhich67percentwerelocalGAand33percentwereitinerant.22

Lowell Airport (C97) is a privatelyowned, opentothepublic airport located approximately 12 miles southeast of the IAP boundary. C97 has one visual, turf runway that is 3,041 ft long and 100 ft wide. AccordingtoFAA5010Form,therewere11basedaircraftatC97(allsingleengine.)C97had4,176total operationsin2006,ofwhich93percentwerelocalGAandsevenpercentwereitinerant.23

2.4.2PrivateAirfields

Inaddition,theregionwithin20milesofSSAhas16privatelyowned,privateusefacilitiesoffering14turf and2pavedrunways.Theserunwaysrangeinlengthfrom1,300to4,203feetwithanaveragelengthof 2,453feet.Adescriptionoftheseprivateairportsfollows:

SpanglerAirport(58IL)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairfieldlocatedapproximately11milessouthwest oftheInauguralARPandabout4milesnorthwestofManteno,IL.Theexistingrunway(0321)isa2,200ft long,200ftwide,turfsurfaced,visualrunway.24Therewere3basedaircraftat58IL,accordingtothe2009 FAA5010Form.

Richard Brandt Airport (55IL) is a privatelyowned, privateuse facility located approximately 8 miles southwestoftheIAPboundaryandabout2milesnortheastofManteno,IL.Theexistingrunway(1836)is visual, turfsurfaced, 2,200 ft long and 70 ft wide.25 There was 1based aircraft at 55IL, according to the 2009FAA5010Form.

Meadow Creek Airport (2IL9) is a privatelyowned, privateuse facility located approximately 6 miles northwestoftheInauguralARPand1milewestofMonee,IL.Theexistingrunwayisa3,400ftlong,40ft

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FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,KankakeeAirport,April7,2009. FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,LansingMunicipalAirport,April7,2009. 21 FAA,TerminalAreaForecastSummary:FiscalYears20072025,LansingMunicipalAirport,December2008. 22 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,LakeVillageAirport,April7,2009. 23 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,LowellAirport,April7,2009. 24 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,SpanglerAirport,April7,2009. 25 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,BrandtAirport,April7,2009.

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wide,asphaltsurface,visualrunway.26Therewere20basedsingleengineaircraftat2IL9,accordingtothe 2009FAA5010Form.

Craig Mussman Airport (7IL0) is a privatelyowned, privateuse airport located approximately 8 miles southeastoftheIAPandapproximately3milesnorthofGrantPark,IL.IthasavisualRunway0927witha turfsurface,whichis2,415ftlongand75ftwide.27Therewere4basedaircraftat7IL0,accordingtothe 2009FAA5010Form.

VonAlvensAirviewAirport(IL29)isaprivatelyowned,privateusefacilitylocated5milessoutheastofthe IAPboundaryand3milessouthwestofBeecher,IL.Theairporthasaturfrunway,1,900ftlongand60ft wide.28Therewere2basedaircraftatII29,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.

Hershel Wix Airport (03IL) is a privatelyowned, privateuse airport, located approximately 6 miles northeastoftheIAPboundaryandabout6milessouthwestofMonee,IL.Thereisa2,600ftlong,105ft wide, turf surface, visual runway.29 There was 1based aircraft at 03IL, according to the 2009 FAA 5010 Form.

Johnson Airport (90IL) is a privatelyowned, privateuse airport located approximately 12 miles south southwestoftheIAP.Theairporthasasingle,visual,turfrunway,2,600ft.longby70ft.wide.30Thereare nobasedaircraftatIL78,accordingtothe2010FAA5010Form.

Benoit Airport (IL78) is a privatelyowned, privateuse airport located approximately 16 miles south southwestoftheIAPboundary.Theairporthasasingle,visual,turfrunway,2,000ftlongby105ftwide.31 Therewere3basedaircraftatIL78,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.

Classic Landings Airport (05IL) is a privatelyowned, privateuse airport located approximately 20 miles southwestoftheIAPboundary.Thisairportcontainsasingle,visual,turfrunwaythatis3,200ftlongand70 ftwide.32Thisisaresidentialairpark;noinformationonbasedaircraftatthisfacilitywasavailable.

FrankfortAirport(C18)isaprivatelyowned,privateusefacilitylocatedapproximately10milesnorthwest oftheARPandabout1milesoutheastofFrankfort,IL.Theexistingrunway(927)isnonprecision,withan asphaltsurface,4,203ftlongand50ftwide.33Therewere24basedaircraftatC18,accordingtothe2009 FAA5010Form.

HawkerAirport(12IL)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately18milessouthwestof theIAPboundary.HawkerAirporthasonevisual,turfrunway,1,300ftlongby100ftwide.34Therewas1 basedaircraftat12IL,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.

NeinerAirport(19LL)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately12milessouthwestof the IAP boundary. This airport has one visual, turf runway that is 1,940 ft long and 70 ft wide.35 No informationonbasedaircraftforthisfacilitywasavailable.

SunsetAcresAirport(LL24)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately11milessouth oftheIAPboundary.Thisairporthasasinglevisual,turfrunway,whichis2,640ftlongand70ftwide.36 Therewere2basedaircraftatLL24,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.


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FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,MeadowCreekAirport,April7,2009. FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,MussmanAirport,April7,2009. 28 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,VonAlvensAirviewAirport,April7,2009. 29 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,WixAirport,April7,2009. 30 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,JohnsonAirport,April7,2009. 31 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,BenoitAirport,April7,2009. 32 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,ClassicLandingsAirport,April7,2009. 33 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,FrankfortAirport,April7,2009. 34 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,HawkerAirport,April7,2009. 35 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,NeinerAirport,April7,2009.

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SuttonsField(0II8)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately10mileseastsoutheast of the IAP boundary. The airport has a single visual, turf runway that is 1,400 ft long and 100 ft wide.37 Therewere4basedaircraftat0II8,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.

SweedlerAirport(3IL2)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately17mileswestofthe IAParea.Theairporthasasinglevisual,turfrunwaythatis2,600ftlongby135ftwide.38Therewere2 basedaircraftat3IL2,accordingtothe2009FAA5010Form.

WietbrockAirport(IN90)isaprivatelyowned,privateuseairportlocatedapproximately11milessoutheast oftheIAParea.Wietbrockcontainsasinglevisual,turfrunway,2,800ftlongby100ftwide.Thereisone singleengineaircraftbasedatthisairport.39Therewas1basedaircraftatIN90,accordingtothe2009FAA 5010Form.

Table26isasummaryoftheGeneralAviationFacilitiesthatarewithin20nmmilesoftheSSAsite.

Table 26 Summary of General Aviation/Corporate Aviation Facilities Outside the IAP Area and withintheSouthSuburbanRegion,2009
AirportName (FAAIdentifier) Spangler(58IL) RichardBrandt(55IL) MeadowCreek(2IL9) CraigMussman(7IL0) VonAlvensAirview(IL29) HershelWix(03IL) Johnson(90IL) BenoitAirport(IL78) ClassicLandings(05IL) FrankfortAirport(LL40) RichardHawker(12IL) PatNeiner(19LL) SunsetAcres(LL24) SuttonsField(0II8) SweedlerAirport(3IL2) Wietbrock(IN90) Gary/Chicago Regional(GYY) GreaterKankakee(IKK) GriffithMerrillville (05C) KoernerKankakee(3KK) ARP 11.0 8.1 5.7 7.9 4.8 5.8 12.1 15.6 19.6 9.2 17.8 12.3 10.6 9.7 16.6 11.4 19.4 19.1 15.9 19.1
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Runway(s) Orientation 0321 1836 0422 0927 1836 1836 1836 1836 1028 0927 0927 1836 0927 0119 1836 0927 1230 0220 0422 1634 0826 Dimensions 2,200x200 2,200x70 3,400x40 2,415x75 1,900x60 2,600x105 2,600x70 2,000x105 3,200x70 4,203x50 1,300x100 1,940x70 2,640x70 1,400x100 2,600x135 2,800x100 7,003x150 3,603x100 5,979x100 4,399x75 4,900x75 SE 3 1 16 3 1 1 0 3 0 23 1 0 1 3 1 1 42 96 41 ME 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 13 14

BasedAircraft Jet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 0 Rotary 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 6 Other 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 0

Aeronautical Operations 1,200* 400* 8,000* 1,600* 800* 400* N/A 1,200* NA 9,600* 400* NA 800* 1,600* 800* 400* 35,671 50,000 33,699

0927 2,644x300 22 1 0 0 2 11,000 1836 2,564x200 0927 3,395x75 LansingMunicipal(IGQ) 12.3 142 21 10 13 1 54,000 1836 4,002x75 LakeVillage(C98) 16.8 1836 2,000x140 16 0 0 0 4 6,976 Lowell(C97) 11.8 1836 3,041x100 11 0 0 0 0 4,176 Source:FAAForm5010,AirportMasterRecords,2009.SESingleEnginePistonAircraft;MEMultiPistonEngineAircraft;NANotAvailable. TurfRunway;UltraLightAircraft;*Estimatednumberofoperations=400operationsperbasedaircraft.

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FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,SunsetAcresAirport,April7,2009. FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,SuttonsFieldAirport,April7,2009. 38 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,SweedlerAirport,April7,2009. 39 FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,WietbrockAirport,April7,2009. 40 Source: AirNav.com Airport Distance Calculator and verified using FAA Sectional Aeronautical Chart, May 7, 2009. Straightline distance measured,actualgroundtraveldistancewillbehigher.

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2.4.3BultField OneairportintheregionislistedandreviewedseparatelybecauseofitsproximitytotheSSA.BultField, designationC56,isaprivatelyowned,publicusefacilitylocatedapproximately0.7mileseast/northeastof theIAPsAirportReferencePointand4milessoutheastoftheVillageofMonee.Thisairporthasa5,000ft. longby75feetwideconcreteeast/westrunwayavailablefordawntoduskoperations.Thisfacilityhas134 basedaircraft,125singleengine,7multiengineand2rotorcraft,(seeTable27). FormerlycalledSangerField,thisfacilitywascompletelyrebuiltbythenewowner.Atthepresenttimethe facility consists of 132 aircraft hangars, an 18,000 square foot terminal building and fuel service for both AvgasandJetA.Sanger/BultFieldhaslongbeenrecognizedbytheFAAandIDOTasanexistingGAfacility. Table27:SummaryofGeneralAviation/CorporateAviationFacilitiesWithintheIAPArea
AirportName FAAIdentifier BultField(C56) ARP* 0.7 Runway(s) Orientation 0927 Dimensions 5,000x75 SE 125 BasedAircraft ME 7 Jet 0 Rotary Other 2 2** Aeronautical Operations 13,000

Source:FAA,Form5010,AirportMasterRecord,BultField,September2010.*DistancetoSouthSuburbanAirportsReferencePoint (ARP).**Aircraftlighterthanair;Recreationalorsportareexcludedfrombasedaircraftnumbersforpurposesofprojections.

2.4.4.RegisteredGeneralAviationAircraft Therearecurrently445aircraftregisteredtoresidentsorcorporationswithinWillCounty.Afurtherdivision of this registration information indicates that 120 of those aircraft are registered to addresses in eastern WillCounty.ForpurposesofthisdescriptiononlyeasternWillCountydescribesthatportionofthecounty east of an imaginary line beginning in Custer Park running northeast through, and including, Symerton, ManhattanandFrankfort.ItisassumedthattheSSAsiteandBultFieldprovideaneasilyaccessiblelocation foraircraftownersinthispartofthecountytobasetheiraircraft. Inaddition,thesevencountiesadjoiningWillCounty:Cook,DuPage,Grundy,Kane,Kankakee,Kendall,and Lake,combineforanadditional3,982registeredaircraft.Thistotalof4,426registeredaircraftaccountsfor 41.8percentofthetotalaircraftregisteredinIllinois41. 2.5Utilities TheSSAsiteiscurrentlyservedbyComEdforelectricityandvarioustelecommunicationscompaniesfortelephone service.Naturalgasservice,providedbyNicorInc,isavailableintoBultFieldfromapipelinealongWestern Avenuebutthemajorityofthepropertiesatthesiteuseliquidpropane,oilorelectricityforheating.Allproperties inthevicinityofthesiterelyonpublicorprivatewellandsepticsystems(seeExhibit22).

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Section3RegionalSettingandLandUse
3.1GreaterChicagoRegion TheSouthSuburbanAirport(SSA)siteislocatedwithinthegreaterChicagoregion,whichincludesthenortheast Illinois/northwestIndianametropolitanarea.Specifically,thegreaterChicagoregionincludestencountieslocated innortheasternIllinois,whichareCook,DeKalb,DuPage,Grundy,Kane,Kankakee,Kendall,Lake,McHenryandWill Counties;twocountieslocatedinnorthwesternIndiana,whichareLakeandPorterCounties;andKenoshaCounty, Wisconsin(seeExhibit22).ThegreaterChicagoregionisthethirdlargestmetropolitanareaintheUnitedStates, accordingtotheU.S.BureauofCensus.Approximately9.1millionpeopleresidedintheninecountyprojectarea in2000.42 ThegreaterChicagoregionisahighlydiversearearanginginlandusefromprimefarmlandtoheavyindustrialized, commercialbusiness,andresidentialareas.LocatedonLakeMichigan,ChicagoisacenterforMidwestcommerce and is one of the countrys major commercial centers. The surrounding area is also one of the nations richest farmingcenters. 3.2SiteAcquisitionArea The Ultimate Acquisition Area for the SSA comprises approximately 20,000 acres in eastern Will County, Illinois (see Exhibit 11). The Inaugural Airport Program of the SSA is located on approximately 5,200 acres within the UltimateAcquisitionArea.Fivevillagessurroundtheairportsite:Beechertothesoutheast,Cretetothenortheast, Moneetothenorthwest,Peotonetothesouthwest,andUniversityParktothenorth. Thecenterofthesiteisapproximately35milessouthsouthwestoftheChicagoCentralBusinessDistrict(CBD),42 miles southsoutheast of ORD and 29 miles south of MDW. The site is located east of Interstate 57 and Illinois Route50andwestofIllinoisRoutes394and1. 3.3AffectedTownships/ZoningAuthority The SSA site is located inunincorporatedWill County, Illinois, mostly in the Townships of Will and Monee, with smallerportionslocatedinCreteandWashingtonTownships.Themajorityofthedevelopmentassociatedwith the IAP will occur within Will Township, with some related development impacting Monee and Washington Townships. Thetownshipsprimarilyprovideroadconstructionandmaintenanceservices,includingsnowremovalinthearea. Fire, rescue and ambulance services are provided by independent public or private entities. Zoning, police and taxing authority reside with the county in unincorporated areas. Incorporated municipalities in Illinois have extraterritorial zoning authority for all land within 1.5 miles of municipal borders, where county zoning is not present.SinceWillCountydoeshavezoning,nomunicipalitycurrentlyhaszoningauthorityovertheairportsite. 3.4LandUsePlanningandZoningAgencies The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeasternIllinoiscountiesofCook,DuPage,Kane,Kendall,Lake,McHenryandWill.CMAPwasformedin2008 bymergingthestaffsoftheNortheasternIllinoisPlanningCommission(NIPC)andtheChicagoAreaTransportation Study(CATS)inanefforttointegrateplanningfortransportationandlanduse.Consistentwithstateandfederal lawCMAPisresponsiblefordevelopingandmaintainingtheregionscomprehensiveplan,GoTo2040.Thisplan, to be finalized in the fall of 2010, is based on a diverse coordinated set of strategies to address projected
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U.S.CensusBureau,Census2000and1990Census,Table3a.PopulationinMetropolitanandMicropolitanStatisticalAreasRankedby2000 PopulationfortheUnitedStatesandPuertoRico:1990and2000.Releasedate:December30,2003.

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population growth of more than 2 million new residents by 2040. The plan focuses on the implications the projectedgrowthwillhaveontransportation,housing,economicdevelopment,openspace,theenvironmentand otherqualityoflifeissues.Asthelanduseplanningagencyforthearea,CMAPisthedesignatedclearinghousefor Federal documents under Executive Order 1237243, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs (formerly A 95). 3.5LandUsewithintheSSASite LandusewithintheboundaryoftheSouthSuburbanAirportsiteispredominantlyagricultural.Exhibit32shows existinglanduseforthearea.Approximately85percentoftheSouthSuburbanAirportsiteisactivefarmland,and about 8 percent is developed land occupied by residences and farm buildings. The remaining 6 percent is a combination of land uses including fallow cropland, successional field, wetlands and woodland (identified as NaturalAreas/OpenSpaceontheExhibit32).BultField,asmallprivategeneralaviationairport,islocatednear the center of the study area. This rural land use pattern is typical of the area today but it is changing. More extensiveresidentialdevelopmentisfoundtothenorthinMonee,CreteandUniversityPark;tothesouthwestin Peotone; and to the east in Beecher. Commercial development is concentrated along Illinois Route 50 and at Interstate57interchangesonthewestandalongIllinoisRoutes1and394ontheeast. Suburban growth is encroaching on the northern limit of the primary study area. While land use within the acquisitionboundarypredominantlyconsistsoffarmingandruralresidentialuses,thereisevidencethatsignificant growthisalsooccurringwithintheprimarystudyarea.InOctober2004,theacquisitionboundarycontained424 rural residences, 109 farm residences, 627 manufactured homes and 2 commercial businesses. Approximately 2,693peoplelivedwithintheUltimateacquisitionboundaryin2004.Thenumberofresidenceswithinthisarea has increased by approximately 22 percent since May of 1995. Section 6 of this document contains a more detailed description of the SSA land acquisition program initiated in 2001. Current status of the program is availableontheSSAprojectwebsiteatwww.southsuburbanairport.com. 3.6PopulationCenters ThepopulationcentersofBeecher,Crete,Monee,PeotoneandUniversityParkaresituatedontheperimeterof theairportsite(seeExhibit11).Theseincludeacombinationoffastgrowingsuburbancommunitiesandsmaller, olderruralcommunities. VillageofBeecherThe2000U.S.CensuspopulationforBeecherwas2,033,nearlyidenticaltothe1990census population.Beecherisaruralcommunitythatwasfirstsettledinthe1850s.Thehistoricareasofthecommunity are located near the railroad on the west side of the village with new development concentrated to the east towardIllinoisRoute1.HousinginBeecherispredominantlysinglefamilyandowneroccupied.About25percent of the homes were built after 1970. Cardinal Creek Golf Course and other parks and recreational facilities constitutealmost20percentofthetotallanduseinthevillage.Industrialuseshaveappearedinthenorthwest cornerofthevillage,andconsiderableresidentialdevelopmentisoccurringinthenorthernandeasternportionsof thevillage. VillageofCreteThelargestpopulationcenterneartheSSAsiteisCrete,witha2000U.S.Censuspopulationof 7,346,a9percentincreasefrom1990.Thevillagewasfoundedaround1850andincorporatedin1880.Cretehas experiencedconsiderablegrowthinrecentyearswithmostnewdevelopmentconsistingoflarge,singlefamily homes.CommercialdevelopmentinCreteiscurrentlylimitedtothecentralbusinessdistrict,newdevelopments alongDixieHighway(IllinoisRoute1),andnewplanneddevelopmentsalongIllinoisRoute394.Manyoftheolder Victorianhouseshaverecentlybeenrenovated.NewresidentialdevelopmenthasoccurredalongRichtonRoadin thenorthernpartofthevillageandisoccurringalongExchangeStreetinthewesternportionofthevillage.
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Village of Monee The Village of Monee is located directly northwest of the airport site and southwest of University Park. In 2000, the U.S. Census recorded a population of 2,924, a 294 percent increase since 1990. Monee is a rural community dating back to the middle of the 19th century. The village was planned along the IllinoisCentralRailroadandflourishedasamajortowninWillCounty. ThepredominantlanduseintheVillageofMoneeisresidentialwithsinglefamilyhomes.Commercialactivities are generally distributed throughout the village, with some concentration along Illinois Route 50, which also bisectsthiscommunity.Thehousingstockislargelysinglefamily,owneroccupied.Multifamilyunitsarelimited andabout20percentoftheexistingsinglefamilyhomesareofferedasoneortwofamilyrentalunits.Anumber ofsinglefamilyhousingunitshavebeenconstructedinrecentyearsonformerfarmland. Development in the village generally occurred on large lots of 15 acres due to the predominance of septic systems;howevernewerdevelopmenttendstobeonsmaller(0.250.50acre)lotsasmoreareasareconnected to sewers. Zoning codes in the Village of Monee are being revised to include smart growth principles. Major recreationalfacilitiesnearMoneeareRaccoonGroveNaturePreserveandMoneeReservoirownedandoperated bytheForestPreserveDistrictofWillCounty. Village of Peotone The Village of Peotone is a rural community located southwest of the airport site. It is predominantly a singlefamily residential community of owneroccupied homes. According to the 2000 U.S. Census,Peotone'spopulationwas3,385,a15percentincreasefrom1990.Commercialusesareprimarilylocated along Illinois Route 50 in the central business district and, more recently, near the Interstate 57 interchange. IndustrialusesarelimitedtoanareaeastofIllinoisRoute50andafewparcelsalongtheIllinoisCentralRailroad. VillageofUniversityParkTheVillageofUniversityPark,incorporatedin1967,isaplannedsuburbancommunity locatednorthoftheSSAsite.ThevillagegrewfromtheformercommunityofParkForestSouth.The2000U.S. Census recorded a population for University Park of 6,662, a 7 percent increase from 1990. University Park contains a mixture of singlefamily homes and a large number of multifamily structures. Commercial uses are concentrated along University Parkway. Additional commercial uses are also planned at the intersection of Stuenkel Road and Governors Highway, and the intersection of MoneeManhattan Road and Interstate 57. GatewayIndustrialParkislocatedinthewesternpartofthevillagebetweenInterstate57andGovernorsHighway. Governors State University is located in central University Park. Recreational and open space areas comprise a significantportionofthevillage,andincludetheDeerCreekGolfCourse,andThornCreekWoodsForestPreserve, which is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, the Illinois Department of Natural ResourcesandtheVillagesofParkForestandUniversityPark. UnincorporatedAreasGoodenow,asmall,unincorporatedcommunitywitha2000estimatedcensuspopulation of87,islocatedtothenorthoftheformerBeecherlandfillalongPaulingRoad.JusttotheeastofGoodenoware GoodenowGroveNaturePreserveandMiddlePlumForestPreserve,ownedandoperatedbytheForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty. 3.7LandUseandZoningofSurroundingAreas TheremainingareaaroundtheairportsiteiscomprisedoftheunincorporatedareasofWillCountyandnorthern Kankakee County. Land uses and zoning in these areas are generally agricultural with a scattering of small residentialsubdivisions.Thenorthernpartoftheareawasformeragriculturalland,butisrapidlytransformingto asuburban,residentialcharacter.Residentialdevelopmentisalsooccurringintheunincorporatedareasaround PeotoneandBeecher,withmostnewhomesonlotsequaltoorgreaterthan1acre.Theseareasarezonedfor residentialdevelopmentbythecounty. Current development trends in the vicinity of the airport site include intense residential and retailcommercial developmenttothenorthalongU.S.Route30fromJoliet,Illinois,toValparaiso,Indiana.ThecommunitiesofNew

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Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Matteson, Lynwood, Dyer, Schererville and Griffith, located along this corridor, are experiencingsubstantialgrowth. Landuseintheareaimmediatelysouthoftheairportsiteisgenerallyagriculturalandruralresidential.Landuse plans for this area indicate similar future uses. The exception to this land use pattern is the new development occurringfarthersouthalongInterstate57betweenMantenoandtheCityofKankakee. ZoningdesignationsforportionsoftheSSAsiteareagricultural,estateresidential(minimumof2.5acrelot),and residential(seeExhibit32). 3.8LandUsePlanofEasternWillCounty TheWillCountyPlanningStaffmaintainsawidevarietyofdatapertinenttocountygrowthanddevelopmentand isresponsibleforpreparingandimplementingtheCountysLandResourceandManagementPlanaswellasother studiesthathelpguidefuturegrowthandpreserveWillCountysHeritage.WillCountyadopteditscurrentLand ResourceandManagementPlaninApril2002.ThisplanidentifiedtheWillCountysiteasthepreferredlocationof apotentialSouthSuburbanAirport.TheplanidentifiestheairportasaProjectofRegionalImpact,buttreatsit asanoverlaytoexistingandplannedrurallandusessincetheairportprojecthadnotbeenapproved.Thecounty is currently updating this plan. In addition, on April 16, 2009 the County Highway Department adopted the Will County 2030 Transportation Plan in an effort to ensure that adequate transportation facilities are in place to accommodate the countys growth. This plan included the SSA site based upon the 2006 IDOT Draft Inaugural AirportLayoutPlanandmakesrecommendationsforrightofwayexpansionaswellasidentificationofroadway closures. WillTownshipadopteditsGeneralDevelopmentPlaninJune1993,whichspecificallydesignatedtheairportsite andsurroundinglandforagriculturaluse.ThisdesignationisalsoconsistentwiththeWillCountyplan. Basedonanintergovernmentalagreement,electedofficialsfromWillandKankakeeCountiesorganizedaregional planning body in the 1990s to help create a cohesive strategy for addressing futuregrowth in theregion. This group, known as the Eastern Will County Regional Council (EWCRC), was comprised of members representing CreteTownship,GrantPark,KankakeeCounty,Manteno,MoneeTownship,Monee,ParkForest,Peotone,Steger, Sumner Township, University Park, Will County andWill Township. This group was funded by grants from local legislatorsthroughtheIllinoisDepartmentofCommerceandCommunityAffairs. Aseparategroup,calledtheSouthSuburbanPlanningCommittee(SSPC),wascomposedofrepresentativesfrom the Villages of Crete, Monee, Beecher, Peotone and University Park, plus the Regional Council and Will and KankakeeCounties.ThisgroupwasinitiallyfundedbygrantsprovidedbytheIllinoisDepartmentofTransportation tohelpthelocalmunicipalitieseffectivelyplanfortheproposedairport.TheNIPClentitsplanningexpertisetothe committeeinanadvisoryrole. 3.9GroundTransportationFacilities TheexistinggroundtransportationnetworkservingthefutureSSAsiteincludesbothmajorroadwayandrailroad facilities.FollowingisabriefdescriptionoftheprimaryroadsandraillinesasillustratedinExhibit31. 3.9.1RegionalRoadNetwork RegionalroadwaysareinplacetoservethevarietyoftrafficassociatedwithSSA.Trafficassociatedwith theseroadsisgenerallymoderate,asthenetworkservesadevelopingsuburbanarea. Interstate 57: This north/south highway is part of the Federal Highway Authoritys (FHWA) Interstate roadwaysystem,providingadirectlinkbetweentheChicagometroarea,easternIllinoisandthesoutheast

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portionofMissouri.Theinterstateisaccesscontrolledanditcarriestwolanesoftrafficineachdirection. There are two existing interchanges on I57 in the vicinity of the project; the ManhattanMonee Road interchange(milemarker335)islocatednearthenorthendoftheairportsiteandthePeotoneWilmington Roadinterchange(milemarker327)islocatednearthesouthendoftheairportsite.Locatedwithinthis8 mile segment of roadway are a truck weigh station and a rest area. Each of these interchanges is approximately8miles,drivedistance,fromthecenteroftheSSAsite. IllinoisRoute50:IL50isamarkedstatehighwaythatrunsparalleltoI57inthevicinityoftheairportsite. It is located approximately twothirds of a mile to the east of the interstate along the west side of the airportsite.IL50currentlycarriestwolanesoftrafficineachdirectionanditisamajorarterialroadwayfor carsandtrucksintheregion. Illinois Route 394: IL394 is a fourlane (twolanes in each direction) divided highway that is located adjacent to the northeast corner of the airport boundary. IL394 runs in a northsouth direction and providesdirectconnectionsfromI94,I80andU.S.Route30tothenorthtoitsterminusatIllinoisRoute1. IL394isacontrolledaccessmajorarterialroadwaythatcarriessignificanttrucktrafficfortheregion. IllinoisRoute1:IL1runsinanorthsouthdirectionalongtheeastsideoftheairportsiteandisdesignated as a Strategic Regional Arterial (SRA). The roadway consists of one lane of traffic in each direction with pavedshoulders.ILRoute1isaheavilyusedtruckroutefortheregion. 3.9.2ExistingOperatingConditions In general, the existing roadway network around the site operates at an acceptable level of service. The four main roadways in thearea are: I57, IL50, IL394and IL1. Each of these roadways runs ina north southdirectionalongtheeasternandwesternedgesoftheSSAsite.Thefollowingisabriefdescriptionof theexistingoperationsontheseroads: Interstate57:I57currentlycarriesapproximately36,000vehiclesperday(annualaveragedailytrafficor AADT) in the segment between the ManhattanMonee Interchange and the PeotoneWilmington Road Interchange. The operations along the interstate and at the PeotoneWilmington Road Interchange are acceptable. IDOT has identified capacityproblems with the existingManhattanMonee Road Interchange that currently experiences significant delays on ramps that serve the entrance and exit operations to the north.IDOTrecentlyapprovedaPhaseIEngineeringStudythatincludedgeometricimprovementstothe existingrampsofthisinterchange. IL Route 50: IL50 currently carries between 6,000 and 9,000 vehicles per day AADT on the segment adjacent to the airport. Presently no operational deficiencies have been identified for this roadway segment. ILRoute394:IL394currentlycarries8,700vehiclesperdayAADTimmediatelynorthoftheairportsite;this volumeincreasestoapproximately22,600vehiclesperdayAADTintheareasouthofU.S.Route30andto 37,6000vehiclesperdayAADTtothenorthofU.S.30.Nooperationaldeficiencieshavebeenidentifiedat thesouthernterminusofIL394(addImprovementsatsouthterminusofIL394). ILRoute1:IL1currentlycarries8,700vehiclesperdayAADTalongtheeasternboundaryoftheairportsite andthroughthecenterofBeecher,Illinois.AsignificantportionoftheexistingtrafficonIL1istrucktraffic thathashadnegativeimpactsontheVillageofBeecher.AbypassroadwayalongthewestsideofBeechers limits has been recommended in the CATS 2030 plan to mitigate the impacts of truck traffic through downtownBeecher.

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3.9.3RegionalRailroadNetwork Inadditiontotheexistingroadwaynetwork,therearetworailroadlinesthatrunadjacenttotheSSAsite: CanadianNationalRailway:TheCanadianNationalsfreightsingletrackraillinerunsfromChicagosouthto Champaign, Illinois passing the airport site along the west side of IL Route 50. The Metra Electric Line currently runs scheduled commuter passenger service on the Canadian National rightofway from downtownChicagotoUniversityPark,whichislocatedapproximately8milesnorthwestoftheairportsite. Union Pacific Railroad: The Union Pacific Railroad has existing freight tracks that run from Chicago to St.Louis. This double track rail bed runs north/south along the east side of the airport site through the VillagesofCreteandBeecher. 3.10CommunityFacilities Therearenochurches,hospitalsorschoolslocatedwithintheboundariesoftheSouthSuburbanAirportsite.The communityfacilitiesinthevicinityofthestudyareaarelistedinTable31andtheirlocationshownonExhibit33 contained in Appendix A. These facilities were recorded based on windshield surveys conducted in 2001 and 2004.

Table31CommunityFacilities
Identifier(seeFigure4.22) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 CommunityFacility FreeMethodistChurch St.PaulsUnitedChurchofChrist St.BonifaceCatholicChurch FiremansPark MoneeElementarySchool ChristianLifeFellowship PilgrimageProtestantCongregation UniversityParkPublicLibrary HickoryElementary TotsPark CreteMoneeMiddleSchool DeerCreekChurch DeerCreekSchool CreteMoneeEducationCenter,GSU/Echo TrinityEvangelicalLutheranChurch FirstBaptistChurchofCrete CreteMoneeIntermediateCenter CreteCemetery ZionEvangelicalLutheranSchool ZionEvangelicalLutheranChurch IllinoisLutheranHighSchool CreteFireDepartment TrinityLutheranChurch TrinityLutheranSchool/preschool Zion/TrinityCemetery NewLifeFamilyChristianCenter MiddlePlumPreserve ChristChurchofVictory VillageWoodsRetirementCenter GoodenowGroveNaturePreserve TypeofFacility Church Church Church Park School Church Church Library School Park School Church School School Cemetery Church School Cemetery School Church School FireDepartment Church School Cemetery Church Park Church CareFacility Park

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Table31CommunityFacilities
Identifier(seeFigure4.22) 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 CommunityFacility GoodenowGroveNaturePreserve St.JohnsCemetery St.JohnsEvangelicalLutheranChurch TheAnchorageofBeecher St.JamesCommunityCareofBeecher BeecherHighSchool BeecherElementarySchool Museum&Library St.LukeUnitedChurchofChrist BeecherCommunityChurch ZionLutheranChurch ZionLutheranSchool St.PaulsCemetery St.PaulsChurch St.PaulsChurch PeotoneElementarySchool FirstPresbyterianChurch CretePoliceDepartment UnitedMethodistChurch PeotoneJuniorHighSchool ImmanuelUnitedChurchofChrist PeotoneLibrary ThePeotoneSeniorLivingCenter PeotoneHighSchool ParkForestCommunityGardens PeotonePark MoneeReservoir RaccoonGroveNaturePreserve St.PaulsChristianSchool St.PaulsUnitedChurchofChristCemetery WaterTowerPark BusinessDistrictBeecher BusinessDistrictPeotone BusinessDistrictCrete FellowshipBaptistChurch WayneLehnertPreserve PineLakePark ThornCreekNaturePreserve ThornGrove DeerCreekPreserve LowerPlumCreekPreserve VictoryBaptistChurch GraceLutheranChurch RiversideCommunityHealthCenter WillCountyFairGrounds RiversideCommunityHealthCenter St.JamesCommunityHealthCenter St.JamesManorNursingHomes/VillasAssistedLiving CreteFireDepartment TrinityFullGospelChurch Stegerplaylot TypeofFacility Park Cemetery Church CareFacility CareFacility School School Library/Museum Church Church Church School Cemetery Church Church School Church PoliceDepartment Church School Church Library CareFacility School Park Park Park Park School Cemetery Park ShoppingArea ShoppingArea ShoppingArea Church Park Park Park Park Park Park Church Church CareFacility CommunityFacility CareFacility CareFacility CareFacility FireDepartment Church Park

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Table31CommunityFacilities
Identifier(seeFigure4.22) 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 CommunityFacility StegerCommunityBuilding EastviewElementarySchool ImmanuelLutheranChurch/ActivityCenter St.LiboriusChurch St.LiboriusSchool FirstCongregationalUnitedChurchofChrist Steger,park ParkviewElementarySchool EvergreenHillCemetery StegerEstatesFireDepartment UnitarianUniversalistChurch AuntMarthasYouthServiceCenter(childcare) TalalaSchool HopeLutheranChurch HopeLutheranEarlyLearningCenter St.MarysChurch St.MarysSchool/Preschool VillageBibleChurch SkylineMemorialCemetery MichaelE.CraigPark,HeritagePlayground MillerChapel FirstBaptistChurch FirstBaptistDaycare UniversityPark LittlePeoplesPreschool CreteReformedChurch CreteFireProtection PetCemetery EagleLakeCemetery St.LukesCemetery St.JohnsUnitedChurchofChrist St.JohnsCemetery PeotoneCemetery St.JohnsUnitedChurchofChrist St.JohnsCemetery GreenGardenSchool SOWICEducationCenter(SouthernWillCountyCooperative GreenGardenTownHall St.PetersCemetery UnionCemetery Park PilgrimageProtestantChurch UniversityParkFireDepartment UniversityParkPoliceDepartment ParkForest,park ShabbonaPark CretePark/WillardWoodParkCenter Steger,park SwissValleyPark VeteransPark Steger,park TypeofFacility CommunityFacility School Church Church School Church Park School Cemetery FireDepartment Church CareFacility School Church School Church School Church Cemetery Park Church Church CareFacility Park School Church FireDepartment Cemetery Cemetery Cemetery Church Cemetery Cemetery Church Cemetery School CommunityFacility TownHall Cemetery Cemetery Park Church FireDepartment PoliceDepartment Park Park Park Park Park Park Park

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Table31CommunityFacilities
Identifier(seeFigure4.22) 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 CommunityFacility OlmsteadPark FaithUnitedReformedChurch BeecherLionsPark CreteElementarySchool CretePreschoolCooperative CreteUnitedMethodistChurch AdamsCemetery CreteMoneeHighSchool HeritagePark CretePublicLibrary JoeAlbrechtMemorialField,baseball St.LiboriusSchool/EarlChildhoodProgram TypeofFacility Park Church Park School School Church Cemetery School Park Library Park School

Source:TAMS,2001. Note:Datawerecompiledbasedonawindshieldsurveyconductedintheareain2001.

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Section4EnvironmentalOverview
The purpose of the environmental review is to identify key environmental resources that may be affected by airportdevelopment.Thedatacompiledinthissectionwillbeusedthroughoutthestudyinevaluatingpotential airport development alternatives and to identify environmental related permits that may be required for recommendeddevelopmentprojects. The SSA site has been studied in detail over the past 20 + years. Existing environmental conditions were documentedintheFAAsFinalEnvironmentalImpactStatementTier1:FAASiteApprovalandLandAcquisitionby theStateofIllinoisProposedSouthSuburbanAirport.TheRecordofDecisionfortheFinalEnvironmentalImpact Statement(FEIS)wasissuedbytheFAAinJuly2002.Section5.23oftheFEISdescribestheexistingconditionson 22discreetsocial,physicalandnaturalparameters.AspartoftheTier2EISprocessthatexaminestheconstruction and operation of the inaugural airport, this information will be analyzed and updated as necessary. Below is a summaryoftheSSAsiteexistingconditionsfrom2002fornoise,airquality,waterquality,floodplains,wetlands, endangered and threatened species of flora and fauna, biotic communities, park and recreation lands, historic, archaeologicalandculturalresourcesandfarmlands. 4.1Noise NoiseconditionsweredeterminedforthecommunitiesandvillagesinthevicinityoftheSSAsitethroughoutthe 1990s and again in 2004. Ambient noise levels were measured at more than 120 locations, including noise sensitivereceptors.Exhibits41and42presentthelocationofnoisesensitivefacilitiesandthelocationofnoise measurementsinthevicinityoftheairportsite.NoiselevelsrangedfromDNL38to65dBAwithmostvaluesin the4050dBArange.Noiselevelswerealsomeasuredalong46roadwaysegmentsinthevicinityoftheairport site. The measured levels ranged from 52 to 76 dBA within 50 to 75 feet of the roadway centerline. Noise measurementswerealsotakennearrailroadtracks,industrialsitesandnearSanger(nowBult)Field.Througha 24hourday,itwasdeterminedthatroadwaytrafficwasthemajorcontributortothenoisefootprintinthevicinity ofSSA. 4.2AirQuality Theinformationpresentedinthefollowingsectionprovidesabriefoverviewofexistingairqualityconditionsin the study area based on available monitoring data and previous modeling results as well as a discussion of the existingsourcesofairemissionsinthestudyarea. AirQualityMonitoringData Thisdiscussionofexistingairqualitymonitoringinformationisbasedondatafrompreviousanalysisconductedin 2000. Multiple roadway intersections were analyzed using the CO modeling analysis. The results indicate that therewerenoviolationsoftheonehourCOstandardof35ppm;buttheeighthourCOstandardof9ppmwas potentially exceeded at some locations. However, it must be noted that these modeling results are based on worstcaseassumptionsthatproducedconservativelyhighresultswiththedataavailableatthatparticulartime. OzoneLevels ThehighestonehourO3levelsexceededtheNAAQSin1994buttherewerenoexceedancesin1999.Similarly, thehighesteighthourO3levelsin1999didnotexceedthisstandard. OtherPollutants ThehighestNO2levelsrecordedinboth1994and1999werewithintheNAAQSforthispollutant.Similarly,the highestannualaverage,24hourand3hourSO2concentrationsremainedbelowtheNAAQS.

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Particulate matter (in both the 2.5 and 10micron size ranges) also remained within the NAAQS; with one exception.TheexceptionbeingistheannualaveragevalueforPM2.5,whichwasjustslightlyabovethecriteria. LeadlevelsremainedbelowtheNAAQSsincebefore1994. 4.3WaterQuality PhysicalandchemicalmeasurementsatstreamsamplingstationswithintheSSAsitewereconductedinOctober 1990andMay1991.Bothwaterandsedimentsamplesweretaken.Waterqualityanalysesperformedduringthe IIRAP Site Selection Study in 1990 and 1991 were discussed in detail in Technical Paper No. 5, Water Quality, Appendix E, Volume III of the IIRAP Site Selection ReportAbstract (TAMS, 1991p). Additional water quality samplingwasperformedinthesummerof1994.TheGovernorsAirandWaterQualityCertificatewasissuedon December 2, 1997 during the State of Illinois review process of the South Suburban Airport Environmental Assessment(IDOT,1997). 4.4Floodplains This section provides an inventory of the waterways and associated floodplains within the SSA site. Flooding is currentlylimitedtoagriculturalfieldsalongthecreeksdrainingthearea,andtosomeruralroadscrossingthese creeks.Thedepthoffloodingduringa100yearfloodeventrangesfrom1inchtoapproximatelyto3feet.There are no designated floodways identified on the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the SSA site. However, construction activities in the nondesignated floodways, if the stream drains 1 square mile or greater, are still regulated by the IDNR, Office of Water Resources and county governments. In Will County, the floodplain is regulatedastwozones:floodwayandfloodfringe. The SSA site is drained by several headwater streams that flow through cropland in easternWill County. Many reaches of these streams have been improved, straightened, or otherwise altered to improve drainage for agriculturalpurposes.Someofthesestreamshavedesignated100yearfloodplains,whileothersaretributaries thatflowintolargerchannelswithdesignatedfloodplains.Exhibit43presentsthe100yearfloodplainsforthe airportsiteasdepictedintheFAAsTier1FEIS. Atotalofapproximately38milesofstreamchannelsrunthroughtheSSAsite.Associatedwiththesechannelsare about1,704acresofdesignated,100yearfloodplainswithintheproposedairportboundary. TheextremenorthernandeasternportionsoftheSSAsitedraintothenortheasttowardsLakeMichigan,aspart oftheCalumetRiverdrainage.TwoheadwatertributariesofPlumCreekflownortheastthroughtheareabetween thesiteandIllinoisRoute1,totheeast.Theseintermittentfarmchannelsdrainapproximately6.6squaremilesof cropland.Theyjoinapproximately2milesnortheastofthesitetoformthemainchannelofPlumCreek.Thereis designated100yearfloodplains,approximately150feetwide,associatedwiththeseheadwaters. ThemajorityofthesitedrainstowardthesouthandsouthwestintotheKankakeeRiver.BlackWalnutCreekflows fromthenortheastcornertothesouthwestcorneroftheSSAsite,drainingapproximately11.7squaremiles.It flowsthroughopencroplandwithsomeforestedbanks.BlackWalnutCreekflowssouthwestforapproximately5 miles before joining with the South Branch of Rock Creek, which is a tributary of the Kankakee River. There is designated100yearfloodplainsassociatedwithBlackWalnutCreekvaryingfromapproximately100to1,400feet inwidth. The headwaters of Marshall Slough are located in the extreme southwest portion of the site. Marshall Slough drainsapproximately2squaremilesoftheSSAsite.Itisanintermittentstream,mostlyimproved,flowingthrough cropland.ItjoinswithBlackWalnutCreekandtheSouthBranchofRockCreekapproximately6milessouthwestof thesite.Thedesignated100yearfloodplainisapproximately200feetwide.

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The headwaters of the South Branch of Rock Creek drain approximately 5.4 square miles in the central and southernportionsoftheSSAsite.Thesearemainlyintermittentfarmswalesdrainingcropland.TheSouthBranch of Rock Creek flows south for approximately 5 miles before joining with Rock Creek, which empties into the Kankakee River. There is 100year floodplains associated with the South Branch of Rock Creek varying from approximately100to2,300feetinwidth. RockCreekanditstributariesdrainapproximately6.8squaremilesattheextremewesternsideoftheSSAsite. The main channel flows through the area between the site and Interstate 57, to the west. The tributaries are intermittentfarmswales locatedtothenorthwestandnortheastofthemainchannel.BothRockCreekandits tributariesflowthroughopencropland.Thedesignated100yearfloodplainforRockCreekisapproximately2,100 feetwide,anditstributariesvaryfromapproximately250to400feetwide.RockCreekiscontainedwithinthe Rock Creek Drainage District, reactivated in the summer of 1997 to alleviate flooding problems in the Village of Peotone. Exline Slough's headwaters and tributaries are located in the eastern quadrant of the SSA site, draining approximately3.4squaremiles.ExlineSloughflowssouthforapproximately22milesbeforeemptyingintothe Kankakee River. The tributaries are intermittent streams flowing through cropland. The designated 100year floodplainvariesinwidthfromapproximately150to1,100feet. DeerCreeksheadwatersarelocatedintheextremenorthernportionoftheSSAsite,drainingapproximately0.9 squaremiles.Afurther0.2squaremileswouldbecrossedbytheproposedEastWestAirportConnectorRoadlink to Illinois Route 394. Neither of these areas directly impacts Deer Creek or its associated floodplain, since the streambeginsnorthoftheproposedsite. 4.5Wetlands ThemostcommontypeofwetlandfoundwithintheSSAsiteispalustrineemergentwetland(PEM),followedby palustrine forested (PFO) wetland, wetland complexes, and palustrine scrubshrub (PSS) wetland. Riverine (R2OWHx)habitat(jurisdictionalwatersoftheU.S.)isalsoextensivewithinthissite.Palustrineopenwater(POW) andponds(PUB)comprisetheotherwatersoftheU.S.withinthesite..ThestateofIllinoiscontractedwithEarth Tech,nowAECOM,toconductawetlandanalysisoftheInauguralSSAsitein2008and2009.Thedraftreportis available for review in the Environmental section of the project web site at www.southsuburbanairport.com. Exhibit44presentsthewetlandsidentifiedontheairportsitein2008and2009. Theemergentwetlands(PEM)withintheSSAsiteincludebothcultivatedanduncultivatedwetlandsdominatedby herbaceous,hydrophyticvegetation.Uncultivatedareasaredominatedbyavarietyofperennialemergentspecies suchasreedcanarygrass(Phalarisarundinacea),cattail(Typhaspp.),bulrushes(Scirpusspp.)andsedges(Carex spp.). Cultivated (farmed) wetlands are characterized by weedy, annual species such as barnyard grass (Echinochloacrusgalli)andpinkweed(Polygonumpensylvanicum). The palustrine forested wetland (PFO) designation includes wetlands characterized by deciduous trees in the canopylayer.ForestedwetlandswithintheSSAsitearetypicallyfoundindepressionsorswalesincultivatedfields wherewetlandshaveremainedunplowedlongenoughfortreestomature.Thiswetlandtypeisalsofoundalong flooded, swampy stream margins where the adjacent hydrology has not been altered due to stream channel dredging and placement of dredged material in spoil banks along the channels. This wetland type is also a componentofthewetlandcomplexeswithinthesite.Dominantspeciesincludegreenash(Fraxinuspennsylvanica subintegerrima),Americanelm(Ulmusamericana)andcottonwood(Populusdeltoides). The palustrine scrubshrub wetlands (PSS) are dominated by lowgrowing woody vegetation such as sandbar willow(Salixinterior)andredosierdogwood(Cornusstolonifera).Scrubshrubwetlandsaregenerallyassociated withemergentand/orforestedwetlands(wetlandcomplexes)withinthisarea.

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Palustrinewetlandcomplexesincludeacombinationofwetlandtypes,whereinterspersionistoogreattoallow mapping at a practical scale. For example, wetland complexes may consist of emergent wetlands with a pond, forestedwetlandswithashrubbycomponent,orexpansiveareaswithamosaicofseveralwetlandandwater/land covercategories. WithintheSSAsite,thewatersoftheU.S.designatedasriverine(R2OWHx)bytheNWIareprimarilycomprisedof constructeddrainagechannels(ditches).Afewsmallnaturalcreeksremainwithinthesite;however,mostofthe oncenaturalcreekshavebeenchannelized,resultinginsteepsided,straightlinedchannelswithwelldrainedspoil bermsalongthetopsofthechannelbanks.Intheseinstances,wetlandhydrologyisconfinedtothewidthofthe streamchannel.Plantspecies,suchasreedcanarygrass(Phalarisarundinacea),beggarsticks(Bidensspp.)and jewelweed(Impatiensspp.),growinthechannelwherewaterisshalloworwherethebankshaveslumped.The topsofthechannelbanksgenerallysupportuplandspecies,suchasHungarianbrome(Bromusinermis)andtall fescue(Festucaelatior).Wherewoodyvegetationhasbecomeestablishedalongthechannels,commonspecies include cottonwood (Populus deltoides), box elder (Acer negundo), and green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica subintegerrima). WatersoftheU.S.withintheSSAsitealsoincludespalustrineopenwater(POW)habitats.Theseopenwaterareas have mainly resulted from excavation activities, such as construction of borrow pits, residential landscaping, or livestock watering ponds. Some ponds are lined with gravel or rip rap. Residential pond borders are generally mowed to the edge, while livestock pond borders are grazed. Emergent or scrubshrub vegetation (cattails, sandbarwillow)isfoundalongthebanksofsomemanmadeponds.Naturallyoccurringpondsalsofallintothis category.Generally,naturallyoccurringpondswithinthissitearefoundinassociationwithemergent,scrubshrub orforestedwetlandtypes.Theiracreageisincludedwithinthewetlandcomplexcategory. Wildlife habitat is the primary value of the wetlands and other waters of the U.S. within the SSA site. Also, wetlandsadjacenttoditchesandstreamsprovidesomewaterqualityimprovementbytrappingsedimentinrunoff beforeitentersdrainageways.And,eventhoughchannelizationandotherdrainageactivitieshavereducedthe flood attenuation value of these wetlands, they do provide some flood attenuation capacity by collecting and detainingoverlandrunoff. 4.6EndangeredandThreatenedSpeciesofFloraandFauna The results of an informal information request to the IDNR EcoCAT database made in January 2010 showed no occurrences of any federallisted or candidate species and one(1) occurrence of a statelisted species, the Barn Owl(Tytoalba),withinthestudyareaortheimmediatevicinity.44 4.7BioticCommunities TheSSAsiteislocatedwithintheWesternMorainalSectionoftheMorainalNaturalDivision.Itischaracterizedby rolling topography associated with end moraines deposited by Wisconsinan glaciers. Elevations within the site rangebetween690feetto800feetabovesealevel.Soilsusuallyhaveahighclaycontent,frequentlyresultingina seasonallyperchedwatertable.Thisareawasoncepredominantlyprairieandoaksavanna,withisolatedpatches ofdenserwoodland.Intheprojectarea,oakgroveswereoncepresentnorthandnorthwestoftheSSAsite,and theareawithintheproposedacquisitionboundarieswasonceoverwhelminglyopengrassland.Bythelate1800's, mostoftheareahadbeenconvertedtoagriculture,whichremainsthemostprominentlanduse(morethan70%) today.

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PlantBiota Much of the remaining vegetated land in the greater Chicago region bears little resemblance to presettlement ecological conditions. Most areas have been disturbed and degraded to some degree and contain varying proportions of adventive (nonnative) weedy invaders. The floristic quality of the SSA site is low, with Native Floristic Quality Index values less than 20. Land cover classes containing plant communities such as fallow cropland,pasture,andherbaceoussuccessionalfield,oftenrateinthe020range.Suchareasareessentiallyofno naturalareasignificancefromafloristicqualityperspective,andarereplaceable(WilhelmandLadd,1988). TerrestrialBiotaMammals Most of the SSA site was originally grassland. Prairie remnants are inhabited by deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). These species also seem to thrive in the extensive fallowcroplandthatwasfarmeduntilafewyearsagowithintheboundariesofthealternatives.Othercommon mammals of open areas include thirteenlinedground squirrels (Spermophilustridecemlineatus), masked shrews (Sorex cinereus), shorttailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), Eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus), and striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). In the few wooded areas and in later successional fields where shrubsare present, whitefootedmice(Peromyscusleucopus)replacedeermice.Whitetaileddeer(Odocoileusvirginiana)aremore abundantinwoodedareasofthesites,buthavenotyetoverpopulatedthearea.Onlydeermiceweretrappedin active cropland, although thirteenlined ground squirrels were commonly observed on adjacent grassy roadside strips. Birds Overa16monthperiodoftimefrom1990continuinginto1991,156specieswereobservedwithinandaroundthe SSA site. Seventy percent of the individuals belonged to open country passerines, which also had the highest percentageofspecies,31percent.Waterbirdshadthesecondhighestpercentageofindividuals,11percent,while woodland passerines had the second highest percentage of species, 30 percent. Twentyseven species were confirmedtobreed,andbreedingevidenceindicatedthatanadditional41specieswereprobablynestingwithin thevicinityoftheSSAsite. Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve, located northwest of the proposed acquisition boundaries, was surveyed periodically in 1994. This preserve contains mature deciduous woodland, emergent wetlands and successional field communities. Louisiana Waterthrushes (Seiurus motacilla) were found nesting in the floodplain forest sections of the preserve. European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), American Robins (Turdus migratorius), Tufted Titmice (Parus bicolor), and Wood Thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) nest in the upland forest portions of the preserve. Nest parasitism by Brownheaded Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) was observed within the upland forest. Theredoesnotappeartobealargeenoughblockofcontiguousclosedcanopyforesttodispelpredationbythe BrownheadedCowbirdonforestinteriorspecies. American Robins and Redbellied Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinensis) were found nesting along the forest edge.FieldSparrows(Spizellapusilla),HouseWrens(Troglodytesaedon),TreeSwallows(Tachycinetabicolor)and European Starlings were found nesting in successional field habitat within the preserve. Breeding evidence indicated that the following species probably nest in the various habitats found within the preserve: Downy Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens), Hairy Woodpeckers (Picoides villosus), Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus), GreenbackedHerons(Butoridesstriatus),NorthernCardinals(Cardinaliscardinalis),RufoussidedTowhees(Pipilo erythropthalmus), Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), Blackcapped Chickadees (Parus atricapillus), Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Eastern WoodPewees (Contopus virens), Great Crested Flycatchers(Myiarchuscrinitus),RedeyedVireos(Vireoolivaceus),WhitebreastedNuthatches(Sittacarolinensis), Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia), Redwinged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus),AmericanGoldfinches(Carduelistristis),EasternBluebirds(Sialiasialis)andMourningDoves(Zenaida macroura).Atotalof70specieswereobservedwithinRaccoonGrove.

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ReptilesandAmphibians ThirteenspeciesofamphibiansandreptilesareknowntooccurintheimmediatevicinityoftheSSAsite.Mostare consideredrelativelycommoninnortheasternIllinois.Theoneexceptionistheplainsleopardfrog(Ranablairi), whichiswidespreadincentralIllinois,butseldomcommonatanyonelocality,andisattheedgeofitsrangeinthis area(BrownandMorris,1990).Blandingsturtle(Emydoideablandingii),aStatethreatenedspeciesandaFederal speciesatrisk(formerlyCategory2)ispresentatRaccoonGroveNaturePreserve. Becausealmostallofthestudyareawasoriginallyprairie,theherpetofaunaconsistsalmostentirelyofgrassland species and habitat generalists. Prairie remnants, herbaceous successional fields and marshes are inhabited by American toads (Bufo americanus), western chorus frogs (Pseudacris triseriata), northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens),westernfoxsnakes(Elaphevulpina),andplainsgartersnakes(Thamnophisradix).Savannaspecieslike the eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), are largely restricted to the immediate vicinity of Raccoon GroveNaturePreserve.Aquaticspecies,suchasbullfrogs(Ranacatesbeiana),greenfrogs(Ranaclamitans),and snappingturtles,(Chelydraserpentina),occupythesmallstreams.Onlytoadsandfoxsnakeshavebeenseenin intensivelycultivatedareas. AquaticBiotaFishes The smaller streams in rural Illinois, including some of those found in the vicinity of the SSA site, has gradually declined in quality (Karr et al., 1986; Smith, 1971; Gammon et al., 1990). Nonpoint source pollution, such as agricultural runoff, sedimentation and habitat modification, such as channelizing, straightening and removing obstaclesfromstreams,areamongthecontributingfactorstothisdecline. Black Walnut Creek is a small headwater stream. Fish diversity was poor in the upper reaches where water is seasonallystagnant.Themiddleportionofthestreamhasahighergradient,betterhabitatdiversityandamore varied substrate. Intolerant species present at the middle sites of this stream included southern redbelly dace (Phoxinus erythrogaster) and fantail darters (Etheostoma flabellare). Lower segments of the stream near the confluence with the South Branch of Rock Creek are maintained in a channelized condition. This homogenous habitatresultedinmoderatespeciesdiversity.Bluntnoseminnows(Pimephalesnotatus)comprisednearlyhalfthe catchinthisarea. The South Branch ofRock Creek joins with BlackWalnutCreek andMarshall Slough, just south of the Village of Peotone. A few types of fish were abundant, but species diversity was only average. Southern redbelly dace dominated the upstream station; striped shiners (Luxilus chrysocephalus) were most common downstream. Habitatqualitywaslow. Exline Slough was of less than optimal habitat quality. Grass pickerel (Esox americanus) and pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus) were consistently captured at the upstream area. A gravel bottomed riffle at the downstream area produced the only rainbow darters (Etheostoma caeruleum) collected during the field assessment;bandeddarters(Etheostomazonale)weremorecommonherethanelsewhere. BenthicMacroinvertebrates Ingeneral,streamqualityrangedfrompoortofairgood.TheoneexceptionwasthedownstreamstationonExline Sloughwhere,inMay1991,fieldanalysisreflectedverygoodwaterquality. SpeciesdiversitywasgenerallyhighatExlineSlough,whichisindicativeofgoodwaterqualityconditions;however, somefluctuationwasevident.Mostoftheremainingstreamsamplesfeaturedlowdiversity,indicatingimpacted waterqualityconditions.

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4.8ParkandRecreationLands Section4(f)oftheDOTActof1966(49U.S.C.303),whichiscurrentlyreferredtoasSection303(c),statesthat, the Secretary of Transportation shall not approve any program or project which will require the use of any publiclyownedlandfromapublicpark,recreationarea,orwildlifeandwaterfowlrefugeofnational,stateorlocal significance,oranylocallandfromanhistoricsiteofnational,stateorlocalsignificanceunless: a) thereisnofeasibleandprudentalternativetoitsuse,and b) allpossibleplanningtominimizeharmismadepartoftheproject.(FAA1985a) Allpubliclyownedparks,recreationareas,publiclyownednaturepreserves(dedicatednaturalareas)havebeen included as Section 303(c) lands. Illinois nature preserves may not be acquired for any other use, including by eminentdomain,exceptforanotherpublicuseandbyapprovaloftheIllinoisNaturePreservesCommission,the Governor, and the public owner. Table 41 identifies the Section 303(c) properties, their ownership and their publicuseswithintheimmediatevicinityoftheSSAsite.TherearenoSection6(f)landsinthevicinityoftheSSA site.Exhibit45presentstheparkandrecreationlandsinthevicinityoftheairportsite.

Table41:ExistingSection303(c)Lands
Section303(c) Lands
DeerCreek Preserve FiremansPark Goodenow GroveNature Preserve

Ownership
ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty VillageofMonee ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty

PublicUses
Specialusepermits ToursofNationalRegister Historicsite Hiking, picnicking, camping,skitrails,fishing, birdwatching,sledding, skating,environmental educationcenter, educationalprograms, specialusepermits,critical habitat,scientific monitoringandresearch programs Fishing,birdwatching, hiking,picnicking,special usepermits Specialusepermits Highqualityforested, openspacecorridor Fishing,picnicking, boating,hiking,biking, specialusepermits, educationalprograms, skating,dogsledding, crosscountryskiing Hiking,birdwatching, biking,crosscountryskiing

Year Established
1994 1940 1938;1996 designated asNature Preserve

Size
30acres 7acres 541acres dedicated Nature Preserve

AverageAnnual Visitors
Unknown 6,000 27,811+

Federal Funds
No No

Laughton Preserve LowerPlum CreekPreserve MiddlePlum Preserve Monee Reservoir

ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty ForestPreserve DistrictofIllCounty

1931585 acres 1989 N/A 1988

190+

190+ Unknown Unknown 86,199+

No

540acres 318acres 195acres

No No Dingell Johnson

OldPlankRoad Trail/Grand IllinoisTrail/ American DiscoveryTrail PeotonePark PineLakePark

ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty, IllinoisDept.of NaturalResources& severalmunicipalities andtownships PeotoneParkDistrict VillageofUniversity Park CookCountyForest Preserve

1997

22mile

500,000+

ISTEA

PlumValley Preserve

Ballparks,playground Picnicking,fishing, canoeing,hiking, educationalprograms Hiking,birdwatching

Unknown 1967

25acres 37acres

20,000 2,600

No No

Unknown

1,068 acres

Unknown

Unknown

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Table41:ExistingSection303(c)LandsContinued
Section303(c) Lands
RaccoonGrove Nature Preserve

Ownership
ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty

PublicUses
Restorationofprairieand savanna,naturewalks, criticalhabitat,bird watching,hiking, picnicking,,educational programs,specialuse permits,scientific monitoringandresearch programs Educationaltrail, educationalprograms,bird watching,specialuse permits Hiking,birdwatching, biking Hiking,educational programs,educational trails,museum,bird watching,scientific monitoringandresearch programs Specialusepermits

Year Established
1937

Size
210acres

AverageAnnual Visitors
Unknown

Federal Funds
No

SaukTrail Preserve

ForestPreserve DistrictofWillCounty

1976

240acres

4,000+

No

CookCountyForest Unknown 246acres Unknown PreserveDistrict ForestPreserve 1974 825acres 11,158+ DistrictofWillCounty, IllinoisDept.of NaturalResources, ParkForest,University Park ThornGrove ForestPreserve 1989 86acres Unknown Preserve DistrictofWillCounty WayneLehnert ForestPreserve Specialusepermits 1971 80acres Unknown Preserve DistrictofWillCounty Source:TAMS,1995,1997,2001;ForestPreserveDistrictofWillCounty,IDNR;PeotoneParkDistrict;andVillageofMonee.

SaukTrail Woods ThornCreek Nature Preserve

Unknown No

No No

4.9HistoricProperties/ArchaeologicalResources LandusewithintheSSAsitewasagriculturalafterEuroAmericansettlementoccurredinthethirdquarterofthe 19thcentury.Anumberoflate19thcenturyfarmsteadshavebeenrecordedandstudiesareunderwayconcerning the associated agrarianrelated architecture. The Potawatomi tribe historically utilized portions of the SSA site. TheCarlGottliebSeggebruchHomestead,ahistoric1860erafarmstead,wasdesignatedasaWillCountyHistoric LandmarkbytheWillCountyHistoricPreservationCommissioninApril2004.Thefarmsteadisinthefootprintof theultimateairportboundaryinCrete. A review of Illinois properties on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 indicated that there were no knownsiteslistedinoreligiblefortheNationalRegisterwithintheSSAsite.Anarchaeologicalreconnaissanceand historic structure survey was conducted at the airport site during 19951996. This work and subsequent investigationsarebeingcoordinatedwiththeIllinoisStateHistoricPreservationOfficer. Beginning in the spring of1995, archaeologists from the University of Illinois and architectural historians, under thedirectionofDr.JohnVogelofHeritageResearch,Ltd.,initiatedabackgroundresourcedocumentaryresearch and a pedestrian survey of the airport site. Prehistoric site density varies from 2 sites per 100 acres in high probabilityzonesto1siteper400acresinlowprobabilityzones.Approximately8,000acresofhighprobability zoneareasarecontainedwithintheSSAsite.CoordinationwiththeSHPOregardingthissurveyisongoing. 4.10PrimeandImportantFarmland ThemajorityoftheexistinglandusewithintheSSAUltimatesiteisfarmland.About85percentofthesiteconsists ofactivefarmland.Withinthesite,almostthreefourthsoftheactivefarmlandisclassifiedasprimefarmlandsoils and the remaining is classified as important farmland soils, as definedby the Illinois Farmland Preservation Act. Exhibit46depictstheprimeandimportantfarmlandsoilsaspresentedintheFAAsTier1FEIS.

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Section5SocioeconomicData
ThedemographicanalysispresentedbelowisbasedondataobtainedfromWoods&Poole;BureauoftheCensus, U.S.DepartmentofCommerce;BureauofLaborStatistics,U.S.DepartmentofLabor;andtheBureauofEconomic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce; and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. As appropriate, demographicandemploymentdatafor1970,1980,and1990arecomparedwiththoseof2000and2004Census dataaswellas2008Censusestimateswhenavailable. 5.1Population PopulationhassteadilygrowninthegreaterChicagoregion.In2000,theregionalpopulationtotaled9,157,140, an increase of approximately 15percent over the1970population of7,947,852, approximately 13 percent over the1980populationof8,114,844,andapproximately11percentoverthe1990populationof8,239,820.While theregionhasthrivedoverthepast30years,thefocusofgrowthuntiltheearly1990sshiftedfromthecenterof thecityofChicagotothesuburbs.AsshowninTable51,thecityofChicagolostover220,000personsbetween 1980and1990,adeclineof7.4percent.Thistrendreverseditselfinthe1990s,withthecityofChicagogaining approximately112,000people,a4percentincrease.Censusestimatesmadeduring2008indicatethatsince2000 thepopulationofthecityofChicagodeclinedby143,810individualsor5percentofthepopulationwhereasthe populationoftheremainderofCookCountyisestimatedtohaveincreasedby3percent. PopulationgrowthintheSSAareahasbeenincreasingatdifferentrates.Forexample,WillCountygainednearly 145,000 new residents (40percent increase) between 1990 and2000,while Kankakee County, Illinois, and Lake County,Indianagained8and2percent,respectively,duringthesametimeperiod.Infact,theU.S.CensusBureau estimatedthatWillCountyspopulationhasincreasedby22.2percentfrom502,266to613,849betweenApril1, 2000andJuly1,2004.45Intermsofpopulationnumbers,WillCountyisthefifthfastestgrowingcountyintheU.S. Further, estimates from the U. S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey 20062008 indicates that the population of Will County increased by 167,051 individuals (33 percent) between 2000 and 2008. In terms of populationnumbers,WillCountycontinuestobeidentifiedasoneofthefastestgrowingcountiesintheU.S. TheSSAsiteincludesportionsoffourtownshipsintheproposedacquisitionarea:Monee,Washington,Creteand Will. Overall, these townships have exhibited substantial growth in population (34109 percent) since 1970. AlthoughMoneeTownshipexperienceda2percentpopulationdeclinebetween1980and1990,itachieveda23 percent growth rate between 1990 and 2000. This growth rate has continued throughout the 2000s. The dominantagegroupinthevicinityoftheprimarystudyareaisadultsages20to64,comprising59percentofthe total2000population(Table52). 5.2Housing SimilartopopulationlevelsinthegreaterChicagoregion,thenumberofhousingunitshassteadilyincreasedover thelast30years,withtheexceptionoftheCityofChicago.Thecityexperiencedadropinthenumberofhousing unitsbetween1970and1990,butreversedthattrendwithanincreaseinhousingunitsbetween1990and2000 andcontinuingthroughthe2008estimates.Table53liststhenumberofhousingunitswithinthegreaterChicago regionbycountyfrom1970to2000.Thenumberofhousingunitsincreasedbynearly16percentbetween1970 and 1980, by 5.6 percent between 1980 and 1990, and by nearly 10 percent between 1990 and 2000. Census estimatesindicatethatthenumberofhousingunitsinWillCountyincreasedby53,049between2000and2008.

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Table51:PopulationoftheGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook excludingChicago Chicago DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin 1970 5,493,766 2,124,409 3,369,357 71,654 487,966 26,535 251,005 97,250 26,374 382,638 111,555 247,825 546,253 87,114 117,917 7,947,852 1980 5,253,628 2,248,566 3,005,072 74,628 658,858 30,582 278,405 102,926 37,202 440,388 147,897 324,460 522,917 119,816 123,137 8,114,844 1990 5,105,067 2,321,341 2,783,726 77,932 781,666 32,337 317,471 96,255 39,413 516,418 183,241 357,313 475,594 128,932 128,181 8,239,820 2000 5,376,341 2,480,325 2,896,016 88,969 904,161 37,535 404,119 103,833 54,544 644,356 260,077 502,266 484,564 146,798 149,577 9,157,140 2008Estimates 5,278,738 2,553,532 2,725,206 104,691 927,410 46,819 497,667 111,335 95,826 706,864 314,112 669,317 491,436 160,169 162,878 9,567,000

Kenosha
RegionTotal

Source:Source:U.S.CensusBureau,1990CensusofPopulationandHousing,Table30:PopulationandHousingUnits:1940to1990;Table45: PopulationandHousingUnits,1970to1990;AreaMeasurementsandDensity:1990.

Table52:PopulationandAgeDistribution,SSAArea
Township WillCounty,IL Crete Monee Washington Will Totals 20,416 10,996 3,536 1,136 36,084 21,629 10,817 10,817 1,332 37,529 23,589 13,294 3,948 1,568 42,399 26,446 17,183 5,317 2,013 50,959 1,432 1,065 173 107 2,777 4,758 3,175 870 387 9,190 14,212 7,798 2,224 915 25,149 3,187 1,256 681 159 5,283 1980 Population 1990 2000 2008* Under5 2000PopulationbyAge 5to19 20to64 Over64

Source:Woods&Poole,1993;U.S.CensusBureau,2000and2008.*Estimate.

In2000,housinginthevicinityoftheSSAsitewascharacterizedaslowdensityresidential,predominantlysingle familyandowneroccupied(Table54).In2000,therewasa4.4percentvacancyrateinthetownshipscontaining theSSAsite.Although2008Townshipestimatesarenotavailable,theCensusBureauestimatedthat5.9percent ofthehousingunitswerevacantthatyearthroughoutWillCounty. 5.3Employment Based on 2008 estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employed civilian labor force in the greater Chicago region was nearly 4.64 million (Table 55), and the unemployed labor force was 365,851. The largest numberofjobs(nearly54percent)forthethirteencountyregionoccurredinCookCounty.Thisnumberofjobs, asapercentageofthetotaljobsintheregion,representedadecreasefromnearly60percentin2000.Asof2000, unemploymentintheregionhaddeclinedtoabout4.4percent.Thistrendreversedin2008withadownturninthe nationaleconomy.InWillCounty,thedominantindustriesin1998weremanufacturing,retailtrade,construction and health care and social services (Table 56). Labor statistics from 2008 indicate that the dominate industry categoriesaregovernment,retailtradesandmanufacturingsectors.WillCountyreporteda2008employedlabor forceof336,956,andanunemployedpopulationof21,997,arateof6.5percent(Table55).

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Table53:HousingUnitswithintheGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook excludingChicago Chicago DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin Kenosha RegionalTotal 1970 1,855,373 645,955 1,209,418 20,628 141,119 8,831 77,088 29,660 7,774 110,448 36,288 73,328 167,175 26,205 39,110 2,592,667 1980 1,994,211 819,505 1,174,706 25,296 234,819 11,529 98,547 37,587 12,518 150,505 52,976 109,754 186,375 41,529 47,506 3,000,152 1990 2,021,833 888,794 1,133,039 27,351 292,537 12,652 111,496 37,001 13,747 183,283 65,985 122,870 183,014 47,240 51,262 3,170,271 200046 2,096,121 943,253 1,152,868 32,988 335,621 15,040 138,998 40,610 19,519 225,919 92,908 175,524 194,992 57,616 59,989 3,485,845 200847Estimates 2,171,801 989,475 1,182,326 38,548 358,282 18,284 171,626 44,083 32,979 252,621 114,247 228,573 209,311 65,485 67,159 3,772,999

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Table 30: Population and Housing Units: 1940 to 1990; Table 45: PopulationandHousingUnits,1970to1990;AreaMeasurementsandDensity:1990.

Table54:HousingUnits,SSAArea
Township WillCounty Crete Monee Washington Will TotalHousingUnits
Source:U.S.CensusBureau,2001.

HousingUnits 9,442 5,034 1,505 579 16,650

OwnerOccupied 7,129 3,492 1,172 432 12,225

RenterOccupied 1,936 1,294 266 111 3,607

Vacant 377 248 67 36 728

5.4Income In2000,DuPageCounty,IllinoishadthehighestmedianhouseholdincomewithinthegreaterChicagoregion,as shown in Table 57. Will County had the fifth highest median household income within the region, averaging $62,238 per household in 2000, a 51 percent increase over 1990 median household income. Census Bureau estimates in 2008 indicate this trend continued with Will County remaining fifth on the list with a median householdincomeof$62,238andLakeCountyreplacingDuPageasthecountywiththehighestat$80,240. LakeCounty,Illinoishadthehighestpercapitaincomein2000withinthegreaterChicagoregion,at$32,102(see Table58).WillCountyrankedfifthintheregionwitha$24,613percapitaincome,a62percentincreaseover 1990percapitaincome.Againthesetrendscontinuewiththe2008estimates:WillCountyremainsfifthwithaper capita income of $29,820 dollars while DuPage and Lake Counties rank number one and two with per capita incomesof$38,458and$38,365,respectively.

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In 2008, Lake County, Indiana had the highest percentage of individuals living below the poverty level (16.0 percent),whileWillCountyrankednumbertenth,of13counties,inthiscategorywith6.0percentofitspopulation belowthepovertylevel(seeTable59).

Table55:TotalEmploymentandUnemploymentbyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin Kenosha RegionTotal 1980 EmployedCivilianLaborForce 1990 200048 2008* 2,474,073 41,282 445,482 15,572 165,997 43,861 21,322 266,056 99,137 178,245 206,730 62,763 61,992 4,082,512 2,569,474 46,849 516,874 18,194 213,520 50,110 29,554 322,972 134,893 242,383 208,911 71,809 78,663 4,504,206 2,495,909 55,691 489,362 23,938 248,198 52,103 38,923 351,793 163,408 336,956 221,128 80,609 79,922 4,637,940 1980 UnemployedCivilianLaborForce 1990 200049 2008* 178,686 1,963 17,194 1,425 9,668 3,387 922 11,757 5,212 11,473 14,380 2,612 4,091 262,770 125,430 1,571 13,994 1,126 8,765 2,554 841 12,022 4,503 10,131 10,181 2,405 3,086 196,609 222,042 5,070 26,744 1,858 15,375 4,587 2,805 24,561 10,258 21,997 19,724 4,808 6,022 365,851

2,363,086 35,620 296,073 15,060 125,237 37,790 18,320 198,096 66,452 145,955 215,573 49,390 55,634 3,622,286

205,581 3,090 17,244 1,631 10,795 4,793 1,137 14,861 5,482 13,915 28,871 4,511 4,738 316,649

Source:1998USACounties,LaborForce,CivilianandUnemployment(BLS);U.S.CensusBureau;U.S.CensusBureau,AmericanCommunitySurvey 20062008.*Estimated.

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Table56EmployedPersonsbyIndustryWillCounty
Industry AgriculturalServices,ForestryandFishing* Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing WholesaleTrade RetailTrade Transportation&Warehousing Information Finance&Insurance RealEstate&Rental&Leasing Professional,Scientific&TechnicalServices ManagementofCompanies&Enterprises Administrative,Support,WasteManagement,RemediationServices EducationalServices HealthCare&SocialAssistance Arts,Entertainment&Recreation Accommodation&FoodServices OtherServices Auxiliaries Government* 1998 2,651 257 2,535 15,745 25,517 8,284 18,645 4,984 3,688 4,455 1,627 5,846 1,453 10,297 2,667 13,641 5,504 10,903 8,471 1,051 26,000 2008 358 278 1,946 12,646 20,188 11,943 28,201 8,502 3,169 5,217 1,818 6,801 1,040 9,281 3,413 19,560 4,040 15,516 6,847 571 33,192

Source:U.S.CensusBureau,2003,BureauofEconomicAnalysis,U.S.DepartmentofCommerce,2003.IllinoisDepartmentofEmployment th Security(IDES);HistoricalIllinoisatWorkData,4 Quarter,2008;http//lmi.ides.state.il.us/ilatwork/ilatwork_revised.htm.Note:Discrepancies betweenTables55and56areduetoaccountingdifferencesbetweenparttimeandfulltimejobsandclassificationofagriculturaland government,employees.

Table57:MedianHouseholdIncomeInDollarsbyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin Kenosha 198050 32,151 30,740 46,096 36,325 37,036 29,127 41,076 42,244 39,333 39,092 35,704 40,553 33,654 1990* 32,673 30,864 48,876 35,728 40,080 28,284 42,834 46,047 43,471 41,195 30,439 37,142 30,638 2000 45,922 45,828 67,887 51,719 59,351 41,532 64,625 66,973 64,826 62,238 41,829 53,100 46,970 2008Estimates 54,355 56,373 77,441 72,654 68,969 51,619 79,839 80,240 77,681 75,891 49,835 61,512 54,464

Source:AmericanFactFinder,TableC1,MedianHouseholdIncomebyCounty:1969,1979,1989,U.S.CensusBureau;U.S.CensusBureau,2004;U.S. CensusBureau,AmericanCommunitySurvey20062008.

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Table58:PerCapitaIncomeInDollarsbyCountyGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin Kenosha 198051 13,789 12,088 17,534 13,588 14,188 11,415 14,226 16,929 14,480 13,394 12,945 14,175 12,997 199052 15,697 12,657 21,155 14,474 15,890 12,142 16,115 21,765 17,271 15,186 12,663 15,059 13,265 2000 23,227 19,462 31,315 22,591 24,315 19,055 25,188 32,102 26,476 24,613 19,639 23,957 21,207 2008Estimates 29,299 24,708 38,458 27,465 29,664 22,709 30,531 38,365 31,798 29,820 23,515 28,837 25,968

Source:AmericanFactFinder,TableC3,PerCapitaIncomebyCounty:1959,1969,1979and1989,U.S.CensusBureau;U.S.CensusBureau,2004; CensusBureau,AmericanCommunitySurvey20062008.

Table59:PersonsBelowPoverty,Percent,byCountyGreaterChicagoRegion
County Illinois Cook DeKalb DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake McHenry Will Indiana Lake Porter Wisconsin Kenosha 2000 13.5 11.4 3.6 4.8 6.7 11.4 3.0 5.7 3.7 4.9 12.2 5.9 7.5 2008Estimates 14.8 11.9 3.6 6.2 8.4 13.2 3.8 6.4 5.6 6.0 16.0 9.6 11.4

Source:U.S.CensusBureau,2004;U.S.CensusBureau,AmericanCommunitySurvey20062008.

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Section6SSALandAcquisitionProgram
6.1LandAcquisitionPolicies TheStateslandacquisitionpoliciesfortheSouthSuburbanAirporthavebeenstatedintheTier1EIS,Chapter6.0 Mitigation and Appendix C, Illinois Department of Transportation Land Acquisition Policy. Appendix C includes IDOT Memorandums of October 12, 2000, August 14, 2001, January 9, 2002 and February 22, 2002. These documentsdefinetheStateslandacquisitionpoliciesfortheInauguralAirportProgram. 6.2LandAcquisitionPlan TheIllinoisDepartmentofTransportationinitiatedthelandacquisitionprogramforSSAwiththepurchaseofthe firstparcelin2002.Sincethepurchaseoftheinitialproperty,IDOThasacquired128parcelstotaling2,429acres within the footprint of SSA as of the date of this document. Seventy four (74) of these parcels, totaling 2,281 acres,arewithinthedefinedIAP.Exhibit11illustratesthestatusoftheSSALandAcquisitionprogramthrough June30,2010.Atthattimethelandacquisitionofficealsohad20additionalparcels,representing1,427acresin process. Theexhibit indicates land thathas been acquired and land remainingtobeacquired for the Inaugural Airport Program. This exhibit, updated periodically, is available online at the SSA project website www.southsuburbanairportcom.

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AppendixA:Acronyms
DefinitionofTerms AC AGL ARTCC ATC ChicagoCenterZAU ChicagoTRACON CMSA DME DOB EIS FAA FEIS GA GPS GYY IAP IDOT IFR IKK JOT LOT MDW MKE MSL NAS NOI OMP ORD RFD ROD SSA TAF TRACON VFR VOR VORTAC AdvisoryCircular AboveGroundLevel AirRouteTrafficControlCenter AirTrafficControl ChicagoAirRouteTrafficControlCenter ChicagoTerminalRadarApproachControl ChicagoConsolidatedMetropolitanStatisticalArea DistanceMeasuringEquipment DateofBeneficialOccupancy EnvironmentalImpactStatement FederalAviationAdministration FinalEnvironmentalImpactStatement GeneralAviation GlobalPositioningSystem Gary/ChicagoInternationalAirport InauguralAirportProgram IllinoisDepartmentofTransportation InstrumentFlightRules GreaterKankakeeAirport JolietRegionalAirport LewisUniversityAirport ChicagoMidwayInternationalAirport GeneralMitchellInternationalAirport MeanSeaLevel NationalAirspaceSystem NoticeofIntent OHareModernizationProgram ChicagoOHareInternationalAirport Chicago/RockfordInternationalAirport RecordofDecision SouthSuburbanAirport TerminalAreaForecast TerminalRadarApproachControl VisualFlightRules VeryhighFrequencyOmnidirectionalRange collocatedwithDistanceMeasuringEquipment VeryHighFrequencyOmnidirectionalRange collocatedwithTacticalAirNavigation

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APPENDIXBExhibits
Exhibit11LandAcquisitionStatusMap Exhibit21SectionalChart Exhibit22UtilityMap Exhibit31LocationMap Exhibit32ExistingLandUse Exhibit33CommunityFacilities Exhibit41NoiseSensitiveFacilities Exhibit42AmbientNoiseMeasurementLocations Exhibit43100YearFloodplain Exhibit442008and2009WetlandsIdentified Exhibit45DotSection303(c)Lands Exhibit46PrimeandImportantFarmlandSoils

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