- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago’s aviation commissioner, who has overseen the expansion of O’Hare International Airport, has announced plans to step down later this year.

Rosie Andolino will step down as commission in October. It is a post she has held since 2009. She has held a post at O’Hare for 14 years and has held a job with the city for 25 years.

In announcing her resignation Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Andolino is stepping down to pursue new opportunities outside of government.

Andolino says she will continue to work in aviation, but in the private sector.

Andolino directed the O’Hare expansion program since 2003. Since then, two new runways have opened. In addition, she has improved the amenities offered at the airport, the nation’s second busiest.

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