Chicago area flights are halted after a fire at the FAA facility in Aurora, Illinois, at least 850 flights cancelled so far

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Air traffic in the United States today is being affected by a fire in the FAA air traffic control facility in Aurora, Illinois. Flights were halted at both O’Hare and Midway airports affecting hundreds of flights and thousands of passengers. The ripple affect will affect the entire country and some international flights.

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According to ABC Channel 7 the fire was set by a contract employee quoting Chief Greg Thomas.

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O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is reporting it is still in a ground stop:

ORD currently still in ground stop. Airlines are reporting 700+ cancellations. Please check with airline for flight status. Updates to follow.

Midway International Airport (MDW) is also reporting it is in a ground stop with Southwest Airlines canceling all flights until at least 7 pm tonight:

MDW is still currently in a ground stop. Airlines are reporting 150+ cancellations. All @SouthwestAirlines flights are suspended until 7 pm.