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Airport receives $2.55 million grant for upgrades

From Illinois Business Journal news services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the city of Chicago has received a $2,557,802 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Midway International Airport.

The grant will be used to construct a new taxiway and continue efforts to rehabilitate the airport’s runway.

“Last year, more than 21 million passengers traveled through Chicago’s Midway Airport, which provides direct access to the region for visitors and businesses,” said Durbin. “This federal investment in the rehabilitation of Midway’s runway will help reduce flight delays and allow to airport to continue providing safe, reliable and efficient air service.”


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