From the Executive Director

May 11 2018

I had the pleasure of being at the Society of American Military Engineers briefing yesterday by Frank Grimaldi, Assistant Commissioner at City of Chicago, Department of Aviation.  The City of Chicago and its airline partners have agreed to a $8.5 billion capital improvement plan that will transform O’Hare with the largest terminal expansion ever, adding 25% more gate capacity, modernizing existing terminals and improving passengers’ experience. This investment is central to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s O’Hare 21 vision to improve the airport’s connectivity, efficiency and capacity, and ensure the future success of Chicago’s most important economic engine. This is the first major capital improvement to O’Hare’s terminals in more than 25 years.  Even though we are across the border to the north, some of you that do airport work may find this to be a good opportunity.  Visit for details.