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Congressmen Visit O’Hare

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U.S. Representatives Dennis Hastert and John Mica toured O’Hare today to check out the progress of the airport’s reconstruction project.

The 6-point-6 billion dollar project was initiated by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

Daley says the goal is greater capacity and fewer delays.

Representative Mica says that would help air transportation nationwide.

MICA: When O’hare goes down the whole system goes down. That’s why the investment in this airport is absolutely critical.

The reconstruction efforts focus on constructing a new 60-gate terminal and rebuilding runways for greater capacity.

The project is expected to be completed in 2016.

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