O’Hare ‘people mover’ reopens Wednesday after years of delays

John Landecker

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, ground traffic is seen from the control tower at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. American Airlines says it’s opposed to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.5 billion deal to expand O’Hare International Airport. Texas-based American said Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, that it can’t sign a lease in its current form “because of a secret provision, inserted at the last minute” that awards additional gates to United Airlines, which is based in Chicago (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)

After contract disputes and COVID-related delays, the ‘people mover’ that provides quick travel for passengers around O’Hare International Airport reopens Wednesday on a limited schedule.

Tribune reporter Sarah Freishstat joins John Landecker to discuss the timeline of the project and why it was so behind schedule.

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