| May 10, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The body of a person aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night was recovered overnight by crews that continued to search a wooded area Saturday for the other two people inside the balloon when it struck a power line and...
| May 11, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The third and final victim of a fatal hot-air balloon crash in a rural, heavily wooded area of Virginia has been found, officials announced.
The remains of the balloon's last missing passenger were discovered near the Caroline Pines subdivision in...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:35 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kumar Patel grew up along Route 66, a highway long celebrated in literature, song and film. He was not impressed.
On his first long road trip, about six years ago, he found himself bored by the route's decaying monuments, mom-and-pop diners and dusty...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:37 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
If you were in the vicinity of the Jane Addams Tollway in Schaumburg over the past couple days and thought you saw a drone hovering overhead, you weren’t paranoid or hallucinating.
It turns out that the drone was being used to survey a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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,...