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Midway Airport Privatization

Rahm Still Might Seek Midway Privatization Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | Chicago

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A day after calling an abrupt halt to a bidding process for privatization of Midway Airpor...

Midway Airport Privatization Plan Grounded

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

By Karen Pierog and Greg Roumeliotis CHICAGO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday put the brakes on a deal to le...

Midway Privatization Gets Green Light From FAA, City Looks For Bids

Posted 01.19.2013 | Chicago

City officials wasted no time seeking bids for a public-private partnership at Chicago Midway International Airport after getting Federal Aviation Adm...

Daley: Midway Privatization Should Wait For Better Market

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"You need a good market," Daley said, speaking to reporters after marching in the Polish Constitution Day parade downtown Chicago. "So far, we don't t...

Chicago Public Schools Dodges A Budget Bullet -- For Now

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

By shortchanging teacher pensions, is Chicago Public Schools simply creating a bigger mess down the road?

After Parking Meters, Five Other Public Assets Daley Could Sell

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After draining reserve funds generated by city asset sales, Mayor Daley has hitched Chicago's financial future to continuing the Great Chicago sell-of...

Midway Airport Privatization Deal Collapses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A $2.5 billion first-of-its-kind deal to privatize a major U.S. airport has collapsed amid the global credit crunch, city officials sa...

Credit Crisis May Kill Midway Privatization Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The credit crunch is threatening plans to lease Midway Airport to private investors for $2.5 billion. A Chicago official says an April 6 closing date...

Daley Scolds Congressional Candidates Over Midway Deal Opposition

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley said today many of the Democratic candidates vying to represent Chicago's North Side in Congress have a lot to learn if they think...

Alderman To Daley: Restore Snow Plow Money

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fed up with snow-covered side streets and ice-packed intersections, an influential alderman demanded Thursday that Mayor Daley set aside $1 million ap...

Privatizing Midway: Why In This Economy?

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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, ...

City Council Approves Midway Airport Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The City Council approved the 99-year, $2.5 Billion lease of Midway Airport 49-0 Wednesday. Aldermen are already divvying up the expected $1...

Midway Airport Privatized In $2.5 Billion Deal

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley says the city has reached a landmark agreement to privatize Midway Airport for $2.521 billion. The deal will net the city more th...