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Published on Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fed cuts could shut Illinois airport control towers -

The steps could include the closure of more than 100 air traffic control towers at smaller airports nationwide, including the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, the DuPage Airport in West Chicago and Waukegan Regional Airport in suburban Chicago.

Administrators at each of the three airports could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday night.

Skip Goss, a 25-year pilot and president of Skill Aviation, a FAA-certificated flight school that operates out of Waukegan, said closing towers at smaller airports would put even more pressure Chicago Approach Control, a tower that coordinates flights for all Chicago area airports.

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