GARY, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama will arrive aboard Air Force One at Gary/Chicago International Airport on Wednesday for the first time in office.

The (Munster) Times reports ( ) military transport planes landed at the airport Tuesday morning, and the Federal Aviation Administration has restricting airspace around the Gary airport for one hour Wednesday and one hour Thursday.

Obama is landing in Gary because air traffic at O'Hare International Airport — where the president usually lands — is still not back to normal after an arson fire at suburban Chicago radar center last week disrupted air travel into O'Hare.

The White House said Tuesday that Obama would travel to Chicago to speak at Northwestern University and stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. It says he'll travel to southwestern Indiana on Friday.


Information from: The Times,