Tag: airport expansion

Here's another big, fat told-ya-so for the lousy, stinking O'Hare Airport expansion

In a long-needed assessment of how the expansion of O’Hare International Airport is working out (“Five ways to improve O’Hare”), Chicago Tribune reporters Jon Hilkevitch and  Gregory Karp found that the multi-billion-dollar project has fallen short of its over-hyped expectations. Again. Which allows me to issue, on behalf of its long-silenced opponents this hearty blast:... Read more »

The predicted unraveling of the expansion of O'Hare International Airport

The northwest suburbs that sold out to Chicago in exchange for the support of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s ill-conceived expansion of O’Hare International Airport are now paying the price on two fronts: A $3.4 billion new tollway (Elgin-O’Hare expressway) that was supposed to lead a new O’Hare western terminal and spur massive economic development in... Read more »

Elgin-O'Hare Expressway ain't goin' nowhere

The expressway to Nowhere. State Transportation and Toll Road officials are discussing how to finish building the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to Nowhere so that it connects with the airport and nearby toll roads, according to the Daily Herald. This I gotta see. Where to put the confounded highway and how to pay for it have held... Read more »
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United Airlines to city: Still "no" to more runways

As predicted years ago by O’Hare expansion opponents, the funding for Phase 2 of O’Hare Airport expansion remains, at best, in doubt. Crain’s reports that United Airlines, although it “likes runways,” still isn’t agreeing to funding the completion of the O’Hare Modernization Program, even as the city continues to tout it. Without the funding, all those... Read more »
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