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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The costly lunacy of Block 37/CTA express rail service to O’Hare and Midway Airports

Especially as the CTA is scraping around for big money

By Dennis Byrne
Chicago Daily Observer

If it’s a good idea, it shouldn’t take all that long to get it going.

By many accounts, Chicago took only four years to rebuild and obliterate just about all signs of the 1871 fire that destroyed downtown and most of the city.

Reversing the flow of the Chicago River—an engineering marvel of its time—took 13 years from conception until its 1900 finish. Literally raising the city a half dozen feet out its swampy bottom took six years in the mid-1850s, a mere 30 years after the city’s founding.

Then there’s block 37.

Read more in the Chicago Daily Observer

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