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Leak leads to suspension of flights from Chicago

Departures from Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports were indefinitely suspended Saturday when a traffic control tower was evacuated because of a possible gas leak.

Officials began smelling gas at Tracon tower in the Chicago suburb of Elgin shortly before 5.30 p.m., said Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the Chicago City Aviation Department. The building was evacuated, while engineers tried to determine what was causing the smell, Bond said.