Control Towers To Stay Open at 5 Illinois airports
Friday's announcement means towers stay open at St. Louis Regional Airport, Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington-Normal, Decatur Airport, Southern Illinois Airport serving Carbondale and Murphysboro, and Waukegan Regional Airport
The control towers had been slated to close June 15 as the result of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress. They will now remain open at least through Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says closing the towers would have "at minimum, slowed down flights" to the airports. U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican, also praised the Federal Aviation Administration's decision.
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