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O'Hare Car Rental Fees To Rise?

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 13, 2010 6:40PM

Photo by Tim Schreier
While it wont' affect Chicago residents that much, visiting family, friends, and travelers could soon face a stiffer car rental fee if they pick up their car at O'Hare. Mayor Daley has proposed hiking rental fees as much as $8 per car to help cover the cost of a new car rental center, part of the current O'Hare expansion. A grand total cost - the cost of the new center plus other infrastructure improvements - will come in over $460 million. Daley said of the proposed center, “We will be one of the few cities that will have an environmentally friendly rental agency...It’ll be the most environmentally friendly rental station they’ve ever seen in the country.” Jonathan Leach, general counsel for the Department of Aviation, said the increased fees would be "consistent" with other airports that are building the same types of centers.