O’Hare International Airport named “Favorite Airport in North America”

O’Hare International Airport Named Favorite Airport in North America, Favorite Airport Dining and Favorite Airport Shopping; Midway International Airport Declared Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airport CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) proudly announces that O’Hare International Airport was named “Favorite Airport in North America” for the second consecutive year… Read the full press release

CDA honors Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation license

CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (07/30/2021) recognized the monumental achievement of Bessie Coleman – the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation license. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the runway that Bessie paved for a new generation… Read the full press release

10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport to offer passengers with a variety of new low touch amenities

Chicago, IL, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At City Council today (July 21, 2021), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance providing for 10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport. The agreements follow a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2020 to provide passengers with a variety of new low touch… Read the full press release

“Chicago In Tune”: New citywide festival celebrating Chicago’s diverse and legendary music scene and the 2021 Year of Chicago Music

Highlights include new “Music Lives Here” historical markers and Record Row concerts; workshops for musicians; Rock, Hip-Hop, House and Latinx music fests in neighborhood parks; and Gospel, Jazz, House and Blues concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes planned expansion of Northeast Cargo Facility at O’Hare International Airport

Phase III of Aeroterm’s development will create jobs and increase O’Hare’s cargo capacity, which is bursting at the seams CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (01/27/2021) lauded City Council approval of a lease agreement between the City of Chicago and Aeroterm… Read the full press release

City of Chicago and DCASE announce cancellation of events and festivals due to the COVID-19 crisis

Chicago, IL, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With regret, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (April 21, 2020) announced the cancellation of four beloved annual events and what would have been a new citywide celebration of music. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Chicago Memorial Day Parade… Read the full press release

Experience Blues Music at the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-7

Highlights During the 2020 Year of Chicago Music include: Shemekia Copeland, Candi Staton, Eric Gales, a Celebration of Classic Blues Women, the Bridges to the Blues Youth Showcase, a Kickoff Event at Chess Records and much more Chicago, IL, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Blues Music “in the Key of Chicago” at the 37th Annual… Read the full press release

City of Chicago opens applications for the 2020 CityArts Program

Arts and Culture Organizations of All Sizes May Apply for General Operating Grants or Project Grants That Support the 2020 Year of Chicago Music Chicago, IL, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are pleased to announce that applications are now open for… Read the full press release

CDA: O’Hare International Airport named the most-connected airport in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/23/2019) announced that O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has once again been named the most-connected airport in the United States for 2019 – the fourth consecutive year it’s earned the distinction. O’Hare was also named the third… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Hainan Airlines’ inaugural service from O’Hare International Airport to Chengdu, China

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — History will be made just after midnight tonight when the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight 706 departs O’Hare bound for Chengdu. This route between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) will make Chicago the first and only interior city in the United States to offer nonstop scheduled passenger… Read the full press release