Long lines frustrate airport travelers in Chicago, nationwide

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The Homeland Security Secretary responds to intensifying criticism on Friday over the long security lines at airports.

One frustrated traveler, “Sean H,” posted YouTube video of a really long line at Midway Airport on Thursday night. The video’s received about one million hits. Earlier this week, people posted pictures of long lines on Twitter and Instagram under #IHateTheWait. Some passengers missed their flights because of the long lines.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he will try to hire more TSA officers, give the TSA more flexibility in assigning employees, and ask airlines to help with “non-security” work.

As of noon on Friday at Midway, the lines were heavy, but moving.

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