Columbia Regional flights from Chicago finally back on schedule

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COLUMBIA - Citizens from Chicago looking to get to Columbia, or vice-versa, have been having dificulties recently at Columbia Regional Airport.

A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted all flights in and out of the city's two airports for a total of four days. 

The first flight between Chicago and Columbia since the arson was supposed to land in Columbia at 8:55 p.m. Monday night, but a delay in the schedule at Chicago O'Hare International Airport caused the American Airlines flight to arrive at 9:30 p.m. instead.

33 passengers were aboard the flight.

This is the second time since May that a fire at one of the Chicago area's major control facilities prompted a ground stop at O'Hare and Midway International Airports.