Air Traffic Control
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.
The FAA says to expect flight delays and cancellations around the country, including Chicago.
There could be delays at O’Hare and other major airports when a furlough of air traffic controllers kicks in this Sunday.
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.
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.