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The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were slated for closure will remain - open at least through Sept. 30.

The department sent out a brief statement Friday. It says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the end of the budget year.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a list of 149 contracted control towers slated for closure due to the Administration's "sequestration implementation plan."

In the Missouri and Illinois, those towers include: