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Privatizing Midway: Why In This Economy?

12/20/2008 02:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Midway Airport is arguably one of the city of Chicago's better-run operations, offering relatively affordable flights out of a facility that's clean, efficient, and profitable to the tune of about $100 million a year. So why would the city be in such a hurry to pawn it off, railroading the $2.5 billion transaction through the City Council with little scrutiny or debate?

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