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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 29, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

By The Associated Press

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 28, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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 ~ Comment (0)

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

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U of I Recognized As Paralympic Training Site

By Jeff Bossert

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2012 Paralympic games.

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has become an official training site for wheelchair racing in the Paralympic games.  The US Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris An Issue In Chicago Trial

By The Associated Press

Former U.S. Senator and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.





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