Smoke in FAA Control Center Grounds Chicago Flights

The FAA control center in Elgin was evacuated.


All flights have been stopped from going in and out of Midway and O'Hare airports because of smoke in a radar facility in Illinois.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., all FAA workers were evacuated from the radar facility in Elgin, and operations were transferred to the FAA's Chicago Center in Aurora, which usually handles high-altitude traffic, The Chicago Times reported.

Flights bound for Chicago's airports are being held on the ground at their departure cities.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.