Touch-Screen Kiosk at O'Hare

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has installed a touch-screen kiosk that offers travel information to visitors at O'Hare International Airport.

The kiosk, which officials are calling a "virtual concierge," provides airport, hotel, transportation and weather information in seven languages.

Information is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

The machine also offers details of city events and attractions.

There are phones attached to the kiosks that make free calls to featured service providers.

The kiosk unveiled Thursday in a baggage claim area at O'Hare is the first of nine work stations scheduled to be added to the airport by 2008.