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Mayor Daley's final push for O'Hare expansion

His days in office are winding down but Mayor Daley continues to push his plans for O’Hare International Airport. A recent trip to China reignited his ideas for a high speed train to take commuters from the airport to the city. Daley has been behind expansion since the early '90s – despite ongoing controversy.

To find out more about the history of the project and what it means for the mayor’s legacy, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Joseph Schwieterman, a professor of public service management at DePaul University and an authority on the economics of urban transportation.

Music Button: The Echocentrics, "Crescent Sun", from the CD Sunshadows, (Ubiquity)

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