A new hidden Tax for O'Hare Airport travelers

ORD.jpg

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.

Continue reading in the Chicago Daily Observer

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Meet The Blogger

    Dennis Byrne

    Chicago Tribune contributing op-ed columnist and author of forthcoming historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812." Reporter, editor and columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. Freelance writer and editor.

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Categories

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

    • In reply to jnorto:
      Awk. Please see the correction in the first paragraph. It puts a different light on the discussion. I'm sorry for ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • The "born alive" rule is not a new invention of the "extreme pro-choice abortion's industry." It was a rule ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • In reply to Sheri345:
      Indeed. I wasn't trying to ignore the evidence. Here's some more: http://www.kmov.com/story/29182491/peeping-tom-caught-filming-women-in-brentwood-target-dressing-rooms#.VxoX149YJhI.facebook
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • That's some interesting math. Obama supporters + Bernie supporters + Trump supporters + Cruz supporters - (Hillary supporters who ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • fb_avatar
      It is completely inaccurate to ignore the evidence of problems already being caused by transgenders in women's spaces. https://autogynephiliatruth.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/double-standard-mass-media-reports-conceal-rampant-crime-by-male-transgenderites/
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: