>>>Who's going to pay for the repairs-assuming of course AOPA and Co. get the green light?
With any luck, the reported $500,000 cost to rebuild CGX's runway will come out of federal funds allocated for ORD
or other city projects.
Why do I think so? Check out the last two paragraphs from the article linked above:
" Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) called the closing an "act of arrogant recklessness" and hinted the consequence may be a loss of federal transportation funds for the city."
"Daley brushed off suggestions that the heavy-handed maneuver would cost the city state and federal money."
So, here's a situation where Hizzoner publicly got caught in "the big lie", has got key Congressional folks (who control $$$ allocations) pissed off at him, and now he demonstrates his continued arrogance (and not having learned his lesson) by his "brushing off" suggestions that funding will be affected. That won't sit too well with the DC folks, who will undoubtedly see it as a "dare" and react accordingly.
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