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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work

by Anders Kelto

A health official uses a thermometer on a passenger in Nigeria.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 28, 2014

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

By The Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014

After Sabotage, Air Travel System Slowly Recovers

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Travelers lined up Friday at O'Hare International Airport.

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.  At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.

Categories: Government, Transportation

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2014

Man With Self-Inflicted Wound Found At Chicago-Area FAA Site; Charges Filed

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

This screen shot provided by FlightAware shows airline traffic United States Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Crews responding to a fire Friday at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago discovered a man in the basement with a self-inflicted wound.  All flight traffic at both city airports was delayed by hours.

Categories: Transportation




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