BGA Investigation: O’Hare’s History Of Insider Favors, Corruption and Waste

O'Hare airport
Passengers walk through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Jan. 31, 2019. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press
O'Hare airport
Passengers walk through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Jan. 31, 2019. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

BGA Investigation: O’Hare’s History Of Insider Favors, Corruption and Waste

It’s the country’s third-busiest airport. Five decades worth of costly delays, machine politics and billions of dollars have yielded little improvement as O’Hare International Airport continues to be riddled with delays and congestion.

As Chicago gets ready to undertake an $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare, a Better Government Association investigation dives into the transit hub’s 50-year history of corruption and broken promises.

Morning Shift talks to BGA investigative reporter Alejandra Cancino for a closer look at her findings.

GUESTS: Alejandra Cancino, investigative reporter at the Better Government Association

LEARN MORE: Timeline: History of Connections, Corruption at O'Hare (Better Government Association 7/24/19)