Tag: O'Hare International Airport

Finally! Investigators probe waste and corruption at O'Hare Airport

UPDATE: Read the Better Government Report here. “No other major airport has borrowed so much, and accomplished so little, records show.” Original post: I’ve become something of a scold about how for decades pols have gotten away with the biggest boondoggle in the history of the Chicago Way: The billions spent on the expansion of O’Hare... Read more »

The Chicago Way: O'Hare Airport's over-built expansion produces fewer flights

What? Wait a minute. The vaunted, costly expansion of O’Hare International Airport was supposed to double its capacity, to more than 1.6 million flights annually. That was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s promise when in 2001 he unveiled what was the most costly public works project in the city’s history–the total reconfiguration of the airport’s runways at a... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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