CDA celebrates the groundbreaking on a $1.2 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (03/20/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and airline officials at O’Hare International Airport for a groundbreaking on the first phase of a $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 5. By 2021, the expansion of 25-year-old Terminal 5 will increase total building area… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes EL AL Israel Airlines’ new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its newest air carrier partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, announced today (03/19/2019) new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) beginning in March 2020. This is the first nonstop service… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces the highlights of Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season

The 15th Summer Season will Feature the Year of Chicago Theatre, Latinx Arts and Culture, the Grant Park Music Festival’s 85th Season and an Upgraded Outdoor Concert Sound System Chicago, IL, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce… Read the full press release

CDA and HMSHost announce the grand openings of Burger Federation and Starbucks at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and HMSHost are pleased to announce the grand openings of two new concessions at O’Hare International Airport: Burger Federation and Starbucks. The addition of these two internationally known food and beverage brands will bring O’Hare travelers more options on the newly-built L Concourse extension at Terminal 3 of O’Hare. Burger… Read the full press release

The city of Chicago announces $1 million in foundation support for the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre

First-of-its-kind in U.S., citywide initiative will shine a spotlight on Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene Chicago, IL, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres today (February 11, 2019) announced $1 million in foundation support for the 2019 Year… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation invites the public to review and share their opinions on the new designs of the future O’Hare Global Terminal

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (01/17/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation in taking the next step forward in selecting a lead architect for O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion. The City has unveiled the designs of five architecture finalists with renderings and models representing the potential future O’Hare… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago announces a kickoff event for the Year of Chicago Theatre — “It’s Showtime, Chicago” on Monday, February 11

The first-of-its-kind initiative will kickoff on February 11 at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of Chicago Theatre Week Chicago, IL, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres are pleased to announce “It’s Showtime, Chicago” – a kickoff… Read the full press release

CDA: New Aviation Futures Training Center in Chicago to launch in March 2019 as an extension of Olive-Harvey College’s TDL Center

CHICAGO, Illinois, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined City Colleges of Chicago and AAR to announce the new Aviation Futures Training Center to train students in aviation sheet metalworking. AAR, a global leader in aviation aftermarket services, will partner with Olive-Harvey College to prepare students for in-demand jobs in aviation, heavy… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of new state-of-the-art ground transportation center at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (11/07/2018) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art ground transportation center serving O’Hare International Airport. The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) directs rental car operations, public parking and other modes of ground transit into one centralized… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announces 2019 dates of its marquee festivals, events and exhibitions

2019 initiatives highlight the “Year of Chicago Theatre,” Chicago’s Music Legacy and thousands of public programs in downtown Chicago and across the city’s neighborhoods Chicago, Illinois, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the 2019 dates of its marquee festivals, events and exhibitions… Read the full press release

The city of Chicago announces the transformation of Legler Branch Library into a regional library for the west side

A new public art fund will also be established as part of the sale of Kerry James Marshall’s “Knowledge & Wonder” which currently hangs in the Legler branch Chicago, IL, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (October 1, 2018) joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Department of Cultural Affairs… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces Creative Youth Festival schedule

Fall Highlights include African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race; Tuned Mass: Jeff Carter, Faheem Majeed and Susan Giles and exhibitions highlighting the Year of Creative Youth at the Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Year of Creative Youth January–December 2018 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and… Read the full press release

CDA and American Airlines celebrate the opening of five new gates at O’Hare International Airport

​The five new gates will support enhanced performance today and marks the start of the larger $8.5 billion O’Hare terminal expansion plan​ CHICAGO, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined American Airlines CEO Doug Parker today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of five new gates at O’Hare International Airport. The… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season Schedule

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the dates for Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival,… Read the full press release

United Airlines and American Airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, United Airlines and American Airlines today announced that both major airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport. The plan will be considered by the City Council Aviation Committee on March 15. The number of gates assigned to each airline remains the… Read the full press release

CDA officially opens Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today to officially open a new 90,000 square foot Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building to be used for the snow program at O’Hare International Airport. The new $18 million facility houses snow removal vehicles and other equipment… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport welcomes DHL’s new $10 million global gateway facility

Chicago, IL, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined DHL, the leading international express services provider, for the opening of its new $10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport. To grow its thriving global air network, DHL has selected Chicago’s new state-of-the-art northeast cargo campus at O’Hare, which is on… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport expands and enhances efficiency of its cargo operations with the opening of O’Hare Northeast Cargo Center

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Erin Gruver of Aeroterm, LLC today to announce the opening of the first phase of the O’Hare Northeast Cargo Center, a more than $220 million development project at O’Hare International Airport that expands… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways starts new daily service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo International Airport

CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline group, has launched nonstop service to a new route from Chicago to Haneda, Japan. The new service, which started on October 30, will operate daily between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo International Airport. The current schedule, which runs from November 6 through… Read the full press release

Chicago designates 2017 as the “Year of Public Art”; invests $1.5 million in artist-led community projects

Year of Public Art celebrates Chicago’s pioneering commitment to public art and new investments in artist-led community projects CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2017 the “Year of Public Art” with a new 50×50 Neighborhood Arts Project, the creation… Read the full press release

Allstate Insurance Company and City of Chicago announces “Rising Star” youth award to be presented to Joshlyn Camille Lomax

Musical theater prodigy to be honored as rising star in the arts alongside Fifth Star Award honorees Buddy Guy, Victor Skrebneski, Jackie Taylor, Carlos Tortolero and The Second City CHICAGO, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today that they will present… Read the full press release

CDA gets FAA approval for the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test Plan at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today approved the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test Plan for O’Hare International Airport. Developed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the rotation plan is designed to achieve a more balanced distribution of noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities surrounding O’Hare during overnight… Read the full press release

Nearly 300 entrepreneurs and business owners participated in the Midway International Airport Industry Day

CHICAGO, 2015-8-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 300 entrepreneurs and business owners today participated in the Midway International Airport Industry Day at the UIC Forum in Chicago. The event, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA),  was created so that businesses of all sizes and specialties could learn first-hand about the numerous concessions… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago: Parsons Construction Group to modernize and upgrade the Airport Transit System (ATS) at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2015-5-7 — /Travel PR News/ — On May 1, 2015, the City of Chicago awarded a contract to Parsons Construction Group, Inc. to modernize and upgrade the Airport Transit System (ATS) at O’Hare International Airport, as part of the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF). “The City of Chicago is pleased to move forward with… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: United Airlines will operate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and Dublin in summer 2015

CHICAGO, 2014-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced that it will operate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and Dublin in summer 2015. Flight 152 will depart O’Hare International Airport daily at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Dublin, Ireland at 7:35 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 153 will depart… Read the full press release

Air Choice One begins four flights daily between Chicago and Mason City, Iowa Monday – Friday and two flights daily on Weekends

CHICAGO, 2014-11-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Choice One today began new daily service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Mason City Municipal Airport in Iowa. It’s the first time flights have been offered between Mason City and Chicago and the first time Chicago O’Hare has direct flights to North Iowa. Air Choice One will offer four… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation celebrated the opening of new art installation called “City Windows” at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2014-11-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 5, 2014), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated the opening of a new art installation called “City Windows” at O’Hare International Airport. The piece was created by artist Qiao Xiaoguang, Director of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center at the Central Academy for Fine Arts… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Aviation announces that Fitch Ratings affirmed O’Hare International Airport outlook at the ‘A-‘ rating

CHICAGO, 2014-8-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has removed the negative outlook on the O’Hare International Airport’s $6.56 billion General Airport Revenue Bonds (GARB) and replaced it with a stable outlook, affirmed at the ‘A-‘ rating. Fitch also affirmed the ‘A’ rating for… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: Cathay Pacific Airways added three weekly passenger flights to Hong Kong from Chicago O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has added three weekly passenger flights to Hong Kong from Chicago O’Hare International Airport bringing the total to 10 flights per week. The new flights between O’Hare and Cathay’s hub Hong Kong International Airport will offer much improved connections to Cathay’s Asia network, including over 22 destinations in mainland… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: Total concessions sales at O’Hare in February 2014 grew by 11.2% compared to last year

CHICAGO, 2014-04-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This just in…The recent enhancements to O’Hare International Airport’s concessions program are paying off in a big way. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that total concessions sales at O’Hare in February 2014 grew by an impressive 11.2 percent when compared to last year. Total concessions sales, including food, beverage… Read the full press release