Budget Battle Airports

March 22, 2013 - 5:30 PM
In this March 9, 2010 photo, an American Eagle flight waits for release from the air traffic control tower at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill. Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday, March 22, 2013, of 149 air traffic control facilities that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month. The tower at Central Illinois Regional was included on that list. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley)