Durbin Announces More Than $12 Million in Stimulus Funding for Chicago O'Hare Airport

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $12,294,387 in funding to the city of Chicago for O’Hare International Airport. Today’s funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to rehabilitate an already existing runway at the airport in order to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual runway inspections.


“Rehabilitation of this runway at will put Illinoisans to work immediately on a project that will contribute to the long term ability of the O’Hare airport to serve travelers safely and efficiently,” said Durbin. “We will continue to see the benefits of projects like this, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for years to come.”