Federal Eminent Domain Blog

Can An Airport Be Built Without Any Funds?


There is yet to be a Federal appropriation, a certain which will be required in order for the southeast of Chicago airport to be built. An owner is objecting to the condemnation because there is no certainty that there will ever be an airport there.

How far should government be allowed to go when there really are no final plans?

A great lawyer, William Ryan, responsibly defends the position of an owner who will lose property for potentially other than a public use. This is a serious issue for all property owners.


Members of an eastern Will County family are fighting the state’s attempt to take their land for the south suburban airport project.

The Barbour family attorney, William Ryan of Rosemont, has filed a motion to dismiss three condemnation cases involving 300 acres near the intersection of Will Center Road and Eagle Lake Road in Will Township.


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