Friday, June 26, 2009

Airline influx may spell fare war

If Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport is a viable alternative to O'Hare Airport, why expand O'Hare?

Read how Milwaukee hopes to compete with the nation's worst airport.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Get ready for higher taxes at O'Hare

You may not have noticed, but legislation is working its way through Congress that would allow Chicago to raise its ticket tax on airline passengers to $7, from $4.50.

How nice, a higher tax on city, suburban, business and leisure fliers to fund a dangerous redesign of O'Hare Airport, when Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for years had promised that it wouldn't cost taxpayers anything.

By the way, when you notice the tax applied to tickets at other airports, you should thank of Daley. He conceived it years ago as a way to expand O'Hare, and other airports quickly picked up on the idea.

The story is here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

FAA takes new look at O'Hare noise | Crain's Chicago Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a review of its longstanding airport noise standard after the new runway at O’Hare International Airport routed more departures north of Chicago, prompting complaints from residents and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) reports Crain's Chicago Business.

Isn't that just wonderful. Schakowky shows her concern after the first runway is built. Can't do anything to upset the boss, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, ya know.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hey, Chicago! Want a free airport?

Take the "Gary/Chicago Airport," please. Read how to unload this white elephant (which has been subsidized for years by Chicago). Read it at

Friday, May 22, 2009

Chicago plans to move cemetery to expand O'Hare runway, Bensenville church fights back

It ain't over until it's over. An update on Chicago's plan to dig up and move St. Johannes Cemetery.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Roskam not reversing O'Hare expansion stance - yet

Northwest suburban Republican congressman still finds problems with the expansion plan, despite changing political winds.

Daily Herald