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A winter storm forecast to bring up to two feet of snow to the East Coast contributed to more than 200 flight cancelations at Chicago's two major airports.

Chicago’s Aviation Department says 190 flights were canceled at O'Hare and around 30 were canceled at Midway.

The National Weather Service said a major storm moving up the East Coast is bringing heavy snow and powerful winds through today. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston.


An Aurora air traffic control facility should be fully functioning today after a two-week shutdown.

The FAA said testing was complete, a full shift of air traffic controllers will return and other sites would transfer control back to the center after midnight.


A federal judge will decide if a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man - accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS - should stay behind bars while pending trial.

Mohammed Hamzah Khan's hearing in Chicago today follows his Saturday arrest at O'Hare International Airport as he attempted to board a plane to Turkey.

Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday asking Judge Susan Cox to close part of today's hearing to the public. Their explanation was sealed.


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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More than 2,000 flights into and out of Chicago’s two airports were canceled or delayed today as the result of a fire apparently set by a contract employee at an air traffic control facility in Aurora.

Modified flight schedules resumed late in the morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Impact Of FAA Cuts In Illinois Will Vary

Apr 23, 2013

Federal budget cuts are expected to affect airports in Illinois. However, the scope of these reductions may vary. 

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