United and American airlines have requested Cook County Circuit Judge Richard Billik to require aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino to submit to questioning by lawyers representing the airlines in their lawsuit, which charges that the city violated airport lease agreements requiring airline approval for airport-related borrowing. Chicago is planning to sell $1 billion in airport revenue bonds to begin work in April on the final runways in the O’Hare Modernization Program. However the city did not seek airline approval for the move and the bond sale was delayed last week due to concern over investor reaction to the lawsuit. Because the
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