Chicago will receive $42 million in federal funds for the construction of a new air traffic control tower at O’Hare International Airport that is part of the city’s larger, $7.5 billion runway reconfiguration and expansion project now underway.

Mayor Richard Daley and U.S. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., announced on Monday that Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed a 20-year agreement that allows the FAA to occupy the new control tower now under construction. It provides for the city to recover the $42.3 million cost of building the tower.

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