CHICAGO - The Federal Aviation Administration last week withdrew a $2 million grant slated for a feasibility study for a new, largely bond-financed airport southwest of Chicago.

The grant to Illinois had been approved by the FAA Jan. 19, the last full day President George Bush was in office. However, in a letter last Thursday to Kirk Brown, Illinois' secretary of transportation, the agency said the grant was only "conditionally approved" at that time and that the agency was withdrawing the money.

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