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O'Hare gets $410 million to help with expansion

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[April 20, 2010]  CHICAGO (AP) -- The federal government is kicking in another big chunk of money to finish the modernization program at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited O'Hare Tuesday to announce $410 million to help build two new runways and to extend a third. The city says that will create 13,000 jobs.

City officials say Tuesday's announcement brings total federal support of the project to $747 million.

When the work at O'Hare is done, the airport will have eight runways. That's expected to reduce delays to less than six minutes. The city says that also means adding 300,000 flights a year.

[Associated Press]

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