O'Hare Opens New $516 Million RunwayRunway 10R/28L at the south end of the airfield cost $516 million. Some local officials said it won’t be used enough to justify the cost, and complained it will bring flight noise over new neighborhoods, but deputy FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker said it would improve overall air traffic flow at O’Hare.
Emanuel, LaHood Unveil Chicago River RevampThe Chicago River, once an old industrial pathway, would be transformed into the city's new recreational frontier, under a project that hinges on an expected $100 million loan announced Thursday.
LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed RailWant to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.
Durbin: Egypt's Treatment Of U.S. Visitors, Including Cabinet Member's Son, An 'Outrage'The American citizens facing criminal trial in the troubled nation include Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria.
CTA's Early Christmas Present: Federal Bucks To Help Renovate Blue LineU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to Chicago with $44 million, and much of it will go to repair about 3.5 miles of CTA Blue Line track between Damen and Belmont. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local JobsThe Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.
Biden To Lead White House Contingent At Emanuel's InaugurationVice President Joe Biden and other White House dignitaries will be on hand Monday when Chicago's next mayor is sworn in.
Emanuel To Give Plans To U.S. Transport SecretaryDuring a visit to Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered no federal commitments to help rebuild or expand the region's deteriorating transit system.
Daley, Airline CEOs To Meet In WashingtonFormer U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who now serves as President Barack Obama's transportation secretary, is stepping in to mediate the ongoing feud between Mayor Richard M. Daley and two major airlines.
Milwaukee Mayor, J-Lo Among Guest List For Obama's Super Bowl PartyThe Super Bowl is right around the corner and Barack Obama is throwing a Super Bowl Party and rooting for the Packers, even though he prides himself as a Bears fan. Among his guest list are the mayor of Milwaukee, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
Illinois To Get Rail Money Rejected By Ohio, WisconsinIllinois will get a portion of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money that newly-elected governors in Ohio and Wisconsin do not want.
Transportation Chief Ray LaHood Predicts Emanuel Will WinDuring an appearance in Chicago today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seemed to assume that former White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel will become the city's next mayor.

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