Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Great Illinois Desert

It may just be because I haven't slept in awhile, but I don't really understand this from Crain's:
Responding to queries about where he stands on O’Hare expansion and building a third regional airport in Peotone, Mr. KEYES said, “It’s not just a transportation problem. The biggest problem is a reflection of the larger political problems of the state. Illinois is in danger of becoming Chicago and the great Illinois desert.”
So is this just a upstate/downstate comment? Or an environmental one?