Desperate for new money for the O'Hare Airport expansion boondoggle,
the Daley administration is placing its hopes on a 63 percent increase
on a tax imposed on airline passengers.
Under legislation already passed by the House, airport operators, such
as Chicago, would be authorized to increase the airline passenger
facility charge (PFC) by $2.50, to $7, generating an estimated $87.5
million annually for the expansion.