ORD is the IATA code for Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is derived from the airport’s former name, Orchard Douglas airport.
The airport originated as an airfield attached to the Douglas Aircraft Co manufacturing facility during World War II, in an area northeast of Chicago called Orchard Place, at which time it was known as Douglas Field. After Douglas vacated the site at the end of the war, it was variously known as Douglas Airport, Orchard Field, Orchard Depot, and, particularly by the military who used the base, Orchard Place Airport.
Having taken ownership of the airfield, in 1949 the City of Chicago renamed the facility O’Hare Field, Chicago International Airport, to honor Edward “Butch” O’Hare, the US Navy’s first Medal of Honor recipient in World War II, who was killed in action in 1943, and lived in Chicago before entering service.
The Chicago stop for Van Galder-operated Megabus services to and from Madison, Wisconsin is located outside the Union Station entrance on South Canal Street, just north of West Jackson Boulevard. Check your reservation carefully as these services are indicated by a reservation number containing the letters CVG.
The Megabus stop for all other arrivals and departures in Chicago (including services operated by Windstar Lines) is on West Polk Street between South Clinton Street and South Canal Street.
The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures in Chicago operated by Megabus or Windstar Lines is on West Polk Street between South Clinton Street and South Canal Street.
However, check your reservation carefully as the stop for Megabus services operated by Van Galder to and from Madison, Wisconsin (reservation numbers containing the letters CVG) is located outside the Union Station entrance on South Canal Street, just north of West Jackson Boulevard.
Chicago’s Sears Tower was renamed Willis Tower in 2009 as part of a lease agreement with a key tenant, global insurance broker Willis Group.
The Sears Tower name was officially used between 1973 and 2009, despite the naming rights expiring in 2003, and continues to be widely used colloquially.