CHICAGO — A hearing set for next week on Chicago’s request that a Cook County Circuit Court judge dismiss an airline lawsuit that seeks to block $3.36 billion of expansion projects at O’Hare International Airport was pushed back a week as settlement negotiations continue.

Lawyers for American Airlines and United Airlines and the city met privately with Judge Richard Billik to update him on the status of negotiations. “We agreed to defer the hearing on the city’s motion to dismiss to March 14 in order to facilitate our continuing discussions,” said United spokesman Michael Trevino. The city and airlines did not provide a comment on where negotiations stand.

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