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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.07.04)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"We make the point that these costs are related to the removal of airport infrastructure and environmental remediation. It's not in the public interest for a municipality to leave behind an abandoned airport.... We used the revenue carefully. It was not used for redevelopment or urban renewal."

Source: Chicago Law Department spokeswoman Jenny Hoyle, as quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times, after her bosses filed a 43-page brief with the FAA admitting Chicago used FAA airport funds to destroy Meigs Field. Chicago faces a $33,000 fine for not giving the FAA 30-days notice before the midnight destruction of the airport on Northerly Island. But, if found to have misappropriated FAA funds, the city could be liable for up to $4.5 million in fines.

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