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City Council OK's New O'Hare Expansion Funds

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 8, 2010 7:30PM

That didn't take long. Even as he'll be long out of office by the time the O'Hare Expansion is complete, Mayor Daley succeeded in garnering City Council approval for his plan to issue $1 billion in new bonds to fund the ongoing project, which is coming in well over-budget, according to the Tribune. Still, aldermen gave the mayor the thumbs up for the money, a tactic seen as buying time while the City tries to work out a deal with United, one of the airlines balking at the expansion project.