Will County Democratic Central Committee - News

23

Feb

2013

Fed cuts could shut Illinois airport control towers -

Author: Editor

Air traffic control towers could be shut down at nine Illinois airports, including the Aurora Airport, DuPage Airport and the Waukegan Regional Airport in the Chicago suburbs, if no deal is reached in Washington to avert federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.

In preparation for cuts that would squeeze many government agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration is making plans to eliminate $600 million in spending for the rest of the fiscal year, leading transportation officials to warn of a multitude of travel disruptions.

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