Mayors in Southern Cook County Want to Form New County

Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin is asking his fellow mayors to support his proposal to form Lincoln County. He says doing so will be the answer to the economic problems plaguing the south and southwest suburbs.

The new county would roughly stretch from the Indiana border to Interstate 55. The proposed southern border would be the Will County line. Chicago would be excluded.

Lincoln County would encompass 55 towns from Lemont to Lansing and from Burbank to Park Forest.