July 31, 2020

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $14 Million for Chicago O’Hare International Airport


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $10,492,975 in federal funding to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to support the reconstruction of 1,477,000 square yards of existing apron pavement. This investment comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. O’Hare will receive an additional $3,497,658 for the project through the CARES Act, making this federal investment a total of $13,990,633. 

“Investing in our airport infrastructure is vital to the strength of our state’s transportation systems and our local economies,” Duckworth said. “This funding to O’Hare will help enhance safety and operations. I’ll keep working with Senator Durbin to advocate for these important federal resources to help ensure that our state’s airports can continue expanding services and support good-paying jobs for hardworking Illinoisans.”

“These continued federal investments at O’Hare Airport will create jobs and help build a safer and more efficient air travel experience,” Durbin said. “O’Hare remains vital to the region’s economy, and Senator Duckworth and I will continue advocating for its infrastructure improvements.”