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Resource ID: #16258
Subject: Airports
Source: WLS-TV (Chicago)
Date: Aug. 26, 31; Nov. 30; Dec. 1-2, 7, 28, 1999



WLS-TV's "collection of reports... that examines poor security practices at Chicago's airports. The reporting begins with our instant investigation of an incident at O'Hare Airport last fall during which a large portion of the airport was evacuated due to a suspected security breach.. findings: a piece of candy was the only incentive needed for some O'Hare security guards to allow people and packages into the airport without inspection; electronic doors that did not relock for 15 seconds after closing; thousands of employees and their vehicles had unchecked access to the airfield and airport police who assessed the situation as dangerous and an open invitation to terrorists...."

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