chicago-rockford international airport http://northernpublicradio.org en Warbirds Coming Soon To An Airport Near You http://northernpublicradio.org/post/warbirds-coming-soon-airport-near-you <p>Rockford Airfest is canceled this year, but there are still plenty of opportunities for area fans to experience vintage aircraft up close over the next few weeks.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:21:22 +0000 Susan Stephens 33208 at http://northernpublicradio.org Warbirds Coming Soon To An Airport Near You Impact Of FAA Cuts In Illinois Will Vary http://northernpublicradio.org/post/impact-faa-cuts-illinois-will-vary <p></p><p>Federal budget cuts are expected to affect airports in Illinois. However,&nbsp;the scope of these reductions may vary. <span></span> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 02:08:26 +0000 Mike Moen 28807 at http://northernpublicradio.org Impact Of FAA Cuts In Illinois Will Vary Bad News, Sun-Seekers: No RFD To RSW This Season http://northernpublicradio.org/post/bad-news-sun-seekers-no-rfd-rsw-season <p>Plans to offer flights from Rockford to southwest Florida have fallen through. Chicago-Rockford International Airport director Mike Dunn announced Wednesday that after long and intense negotiations, the airport will NOT be able to provide service to Fort Myers this travel season.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:08:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 19659 at http://northernpublicradio.org Bad News, Sun-Seekers: No RFD To RSW This Season Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-airport-area-road-plan-more-business-more-jobs <p></p><p>A major road reconstruction project bordering the <a href="http://flyrfd.com/">Chicago-Rockford International Airport</a> is expected to boost business in the region.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:56:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 17574 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Airport Area Road Plan: More Business, More Jobs Pilot killed in plane crash near Monroe Center identified http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pilot-killed-plane-crash-near-monroe-center-identified <p>A&nbsp;Will County man&nbsp;&nbsp;who took off from the DeKalb airport en route to Rockford was killed shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday when the single-engine plane he was&nbsp;piloting crashed in a farm field at 19164 Crill Road near Monroe Center.</p><p>UPDATE:&nbsp;As of Tuesday night, the Ogle County Coroner had not released the man&#39;s name, but both&nbsp;the Chicago Tribune&nbsp;and the Chicago Sun-Times&nbsp;cite people close to the pilot&nbsp;who&nbsp;identify him as Tom Plodzien, resident of Meadow Creek Airpark, outside of Monee. Records list Plodzien, 77, as the owner of the plane.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Earlier in the day,&nbsp;WNIJ&#39;s Mike Moen reported from the scene that authorities were preventing onlookers and reporters from getting close to the crash itself, which was obscured by the corn crop. He said a helicopter hovered above the site and an ambulance was near the actual crash, but he was unable to see specifically what was happening.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:04:34 +0000 WNIJ 13970 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pilot killed in plane crash near Monroe Center identified