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Chicago recorded its first official trace of snow of the season at O’Hare Airport on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Oct. 30 is the “normal first date” for snow.

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For the first time since it began flying to Chicago in 1985, Southwest Airlines will begin flying from O'Hare. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker joins us with that story and more.

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An effort by city officials to finish a project to expand cargo operations at O’Hare Airport by borrowing $55.6 million stalled amid objections from aldermen angry that the company that would benefit from the funds failed to hire enough Chicagoans.

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With O’Hare and Midway airports deserted amid the coronavirus pandemic, stores, restaurants and rental car companies are set to get a two-month break on most of the rent they owe to the city under a proposal that cleared a key city panel Friday.

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A passenger at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (WTTW News)

O’Hare International Airport is one of the engines of Chicago’s economy. But what happens when that engine is operating at about 5%? We check out the scene at one of the world’s busiest airports.

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A pedestrian wears a protective mask in Alhambra, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes)

Under the new rules, U.S. citizens who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be re-routed to designated airports, where they will undergo enhanced health screening procedures, including Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Evacuees from Wuhan, China, will spend two weeks at a military base in Riverside, California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk to the American public remains low, officials said Friday.

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The Chicago-based airline is reducing flights from the U.S. to China as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The announcement from local health officials came just hours before the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at a press conference Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (WTTW News)

A new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China has been confirmed in Chicago, according to health officials. “This is a single travel-associated case, not a local emergency,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo / Ng Han Guan)

Late last week, U.S. health officials began screening passengers from Wuhan in central China, where the outbreak began, at three U.S. airports. On Tuesday, the CDC announced it will add Chicago’s O’Hare airport and Atlanta’s airport to the mix later this week.

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A woman clears off a Divvy bike as a winter weather advisory is issued for the Chicago area on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (Rich Hein / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures.

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Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated and destroyed.

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Goats stand on the trailer pen outside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. (Evan Garcia / WTTW)

For the sixth year, O’Hare International Airport is using a herd of wild animals to manage the airport’s vegetation in an environmentally friendly way.

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The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

A new global terminal at O’Hare will be filled with light, wood and trees. We take a closer look at the winning design and discuss the future of airport travel.

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The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

A team of architects led by Jeanne Gang has been chosen to design a $2.2 billion global terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, officials announced Wednesday.

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