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Delays not the only reason travelers dread O'Hare

Delays not the only reason travelers dread O'Hare

If Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the airlines think adding more gates to O'Hare International Airport will reduce future delays, fine. Many dollars have been spent over many years to reduce delays there. We're still waiting.

More interesting, if harder to pin down as there's no funding in place, is the proposal Emanuel unveiled Friday to raze the current airport's Terminal 2 and replace it with what would become the airport's new central terminal.

Billions of dollars spent on runway improvements and expansion in hopes of improving efficiency is all well and good. But even if the delays all went away — they most certainly won't — travelers' time at the airport...

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