CHICAGO — Chicago's $8 billion expansion of O'Hare International Airport won a major court victory late last week that paves the way for its acquisition and relocation of a cemetery now in the path of a planned runway.

The victory marks the end of a year during which the city struck an agreement with the suburb of Bensenville, ending the village's long-standing challenge to the project and clearing the path for its acquisition and demolition next year of properties in the path of a new runway.

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