CHICAGO -- Mayor Richard Daley proposed a $1 billion expansion of
Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
Under the plan, O'Hare would get two new terminals, with gates
big enough to handle the largest of commercial aircraft.
The project also would add federal inspection areas so that
international flights could arrive at a variety of terminals, not
just at the one existing international terminal.
The expansion "could represent an investment of $1 billion or
more and could create more than 20 new, wider gates to accommodate
the airlines' newer, larger and quieter aircraft," Daley said.