Regional airport towers to stay open

The Federal Aviation Administration is shifting money around to keep 149 small and regional air traffic control towers from closing.

Congress authorized the transfer of funds to allow the contractor-staffed towers to stay open through at least the end of September.

They were supposed to close June 15 due to the sequester related budget cuts.

The Gary/Chicago International Airport, Waukegan Regional Airport, St. Louis Regional Airport, Central Illinois Regional Airport, Decatur Airport and Southern Illinois Airport are affected.

 

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