Durbin, Emanuel Announce A Nearly $2.6 Million Investment in Chicago Midway Airport

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayo Rahm Emanuel announced today that the City of Chicago, Illinois has received a $2,557,802 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Midway International Airport. This grant will be used to construct a new taxiway and continue efforts to rehabilitate the airport’s runway.

“Last year, more than 21 million passengers traveled through Chicago’s Midway Airport, which provides direct access to the region for visitors and businesses,” said Durbin. “This federal investment in the rehabilitation of Midway’s runway will help reduce flight delays and allow to airport to continue providing safe, reliable, and efficient air service.”


“I want to thank U.S. Senator Durbin and Transportation Secretary Foxx for their leadership and support in prioritizing this funding for a critical improvement to one of Chicago’s global gateways - Midway International Airport,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Midway is a strong driver of Chicago's economy and through strategic federal investment these funds will ensure that Midway remains at the forefront of productivity, safety and efficiency.”