FAA delays control tower closures

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The FAA is pushing back the closing date of 149 air control towers across the country.

Five of the towers are right here in Illinois.  The closings were scheduled for Sunday, but the date has been rescheduled to June 15.

The FAA says this delay will give Congress more time to figure out a long-term solution.

The towers are being shut down in response to the $637 million budget cut to the FAA from the federal sequester.