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Fire Alarm At Radar Facility Delays Flights At O’Hare, Midway

Several flights at O’Hare and Midway airports were delayed Monday morning, after a fire alarm prompted the evacuation of an FAA radar facility in Elgin.

07/01/2013

O'Hare Air Traffic Control Tower

Air Traffic Furloughs Could Lead To Flight Delays

The FAA says to expect flight delays and cancellations around the country, including Chicago.

04/22/2013

O'Hare Air Traffic Control Tower

Air Traffic Control Furloughs May Lead To Big Delays

There could be delays at O’Hare and other major airports when a furlough of air traffic controllers kicks in this Sunday.

04/19/2013

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Lipinski Questions Possible Overnight Closure Of Midway Tower

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) has written to the Federal Aviation Administration, questioning why Midway International Airport has been placed on a list of 72 airports where air traffic control towers could be closed overnight.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Plane From Chicago Encounters Sleeping Air Traffic Controller

Two planes, including one from Chicago, landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., without clearance this week, because they couldn’t reach anyone in the tower.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011