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O'Hare gets $22 million for security

Baggage screening upgrade set. The federal government will announce Monday that about $22 million in new funding will help Chicago build sophisticated baggage-screening systems at O’Hare International Airport, officials said Sunday. The funding from the Transportation Security Administration follows a $37.5 million grant the security agency approved in May for O’Hare to improve explosives detection while routing luggage onto airplanes. The federal assistance to better protect passengers from terrorism will help to complete work in Terminals 1, 3 and 5, said Annette Martinez, spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation. Additional federal support is needed to modernize screening in O’Hare’s Terminal 2 and at Midway Airport to relieve bottlenecks at the passenger security checkpoint, Martinez said. Full Story

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