Chicago airport to get full-body scanners

February 23, 2010 1:42:32 PM PST
One of Chicago's airports will soon have full-body scanners as part of security measures.

Body-scanners will be installed in airports in Chicago and Boston over the next two weeks, according to a Homeland Security Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The rest of the 150 new machines will be installed before June.

The body-scanners were purchased as part of the stimulus plan announced by President Barack Obama in February 2009.

The Obama administration said the scanners will improve airport security and the president said more should be purchased after the botched terror attack on a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.