Regional airport towers to stay open

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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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