WASHINGTON - Chicago asked the Federal Aviation Administration to extend until July 31 the deadline on its application to privatize Midway International Airport.

The city requested the extension so that the new mayor and city council can decide whether to continue pursuing the airport’s privatization, according to FAA spokeswoman Marcia Alexander-Adams Tuesday. The FAA expects to respond to the city’s request next week, she said.

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