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  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive
    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass. Both pilot and skydiver survived. In fact, neither...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash

    Round Lake man's spring break trip to Florida ends with fatal crash
    A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

    The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
  • Boo Williams' boys team rebounds from poor opener in Nike EYBL play

    HAMPTON — Boo Williams has had more than his share of talent and future pros come through his acclaimed summer basketball program. When he fields a team devoid of star power, the margin for error is small and the required ingredient is intensity....
  • Thinner seats in back leave more room for high-paying fliers up front

    Thinner seats in back leave more room for high-paying fliers up front
    If you fly in the economy section, it may seem lately that you're sharing the cabin with more passengers than ever. In fact, a new analysis suggests that some airlines are carrying slightly fewer passengers per plane, but it may seem crowded because...
  • Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare

    Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare
    Blue Line commuters traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport should face only minor delays this week because of Monday's early morning derailment. The Blue Line is still running as far as Rosemont, the stop just before O'Hare, where passengers...
  • 'Near midair collision' at Newark airport recounted by NTSB

    'Near midair collision' at Newark airport recounted by NTSB
    Two aircraft, one landing and the other taking off, came within just hundreds of yards of colliding with each other at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport last month, according to a preliminary federal report that describes a far more dire picture of...