A medical transport plane has crashed in suburban Chicago, killing a patient being brought to Illinois, the patient's wife and a third person aboard the plane.Authorities have identified two of the victims as 80-year-old John Bialek and 75-year-old Ilomae Bialek.
The congressional standoff that has shut down the Federal Aviation Administration continues, with no end in sight until September if the Senate doesn't act this week.Lawmakers risk losing more than $1 billion in revenue from ticket taxes that the airline collects.
The Federal Aviation Administration is committing $3.4 million to the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare Airport.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grant for the design of a South Air Traffic Control Tower, as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program.
Two high schools near Chicago's O'Hare airport will get funding to insulate their buildings from screeching airplanes.The Federal Aviation Administration says Ridgewood and Elk Grove High School will receive between 20 and 30 million dollars for noise mitigation.Brendan McLaughlin directs the O'Hare