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More TSA agents dispatched to O'Hare to combat long security lines: Durbin

More TSA agents dispatched to O'Hare to combat long security lines: Durbin

More Transportation Security Administration staff will be dispatched to O'Hare International Airport in response to interminable security lines causing thousands of passengers to miss flights.

Fifty-eight security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams will be sent to O'Hare "immediately," according to an announcement Tuesday from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

A separate announcement from the city later in the day said 100 current TSA officers at O'Hare and Midway Airport will shift from part time to full time within days; 250 additional officers will be assigned to both airports by August; more morning shifts will be added for screeners; and the amount of...

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