Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daley thinks it's his idea?

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley sounds like he came up with the idea of leasing a major airport. Chicago's south suburban airport, which he so fiercely opposed, would have been designed, financed, built and constructed by private contractors, without cost to taxpayers.

Good for the goose, but not the gander.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chicago needs more airport capacity: FAA chief

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago will either need to build a new airport or vastly expand one of its existing airports to keep pace with demand in the future, the Associated Press reported.

That is is addition to the $15-billion expansion of O'Hare Airport, and contradicts Mayo9r Richard M. Daley's repeated assertions that O'Hare expansion is all that is needed. If not for Daley's opposition, the new airport--the Abraham Lincoln Airport in the south suburbs--already would be up and running.