Chicago's O'Hare wins $410M grant to build new runways

04/7/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport won another federal grant for renovation, this time $410 million for three new runways. The grant follows two earlier injections of $337 million and $747 million, but transportation officials say the upgrade will cost millions more. "It's an enormous amount of money, but it really is the kind of investment that has to be made at O'Hare in order to continue it to be the premiere international airport that it is," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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