|Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is the latest Christmas present for eastern Will County landowners.
Every year it seems, the State of Illinois' and its lieutenants deliver a new gift to rural folks who live 40 miles south of Chicago.
Christmas traditions can be so heartwarming—except in this case. Here, supporters of the state's plan to build the Peotone Airport—that isn't needed, wanted, or would serve any positive purpose whatsoever for the people of Illinois—have threatened to ruin another Christmas for the good folks out in the country. This tradition has been going on for decades. Yet, somehow the audacity of it still takes me by surprise.
This is the first time, Jesse, Sr. has been involved in this effort.