6:50 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola Screenings Begin At O'Hare Today

Credit Payton Chung / "O'Hare Concourse C" CC by 2.0

Screening for the Ebola virus begins today at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Customs and health officials will take temperatures of passengers from three West African countries. They will use no-touch thermometers to try to halt the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands.

Customs officials say about 150 people travel daily from or through west African countries to the U-S. Almost all of them land in New York, Chicago, Newark, Atlanta or Washington, D.C.

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5:35 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Illinois Health Director Says State Is Prepared For Ebola

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck
Credit IDPH

The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health says that the state is prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak, if there should ever be one.

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6:59 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Chicago Airports Expected To Return To Full Service In Two Weeks

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The FAA set a target to return normal air traffic to Chicago by Oct. 13.

According to a news release, air traffic controllers who normally work at the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora are working at other surrounding FAA air traffic facilities to help traffic flow in and out of the Chicago-area airports. The FAA is working with its telecommunications contractor, Harris Corporation, to repair damaged communications equipment at the Chicago Center.

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6:52 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Air cargo wars: RFD vs ORD

Chicago-Rockford International Airport

An aviation expert says Chicago's plan to bolster air cargo capacity at O'Hare International could have a negative effect on surrounding airports. He says Rockford's airport could be among those affected.

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