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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife

    Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife
    The victims of a plane crash in Bolingbrook have been identified as a surgeon from Kentucky and his wife who were flying to the Chicago area to attend a medical conference, according to police and co-workers. One of the deceased was identified as Dr....
  • Findery lets you leave your mark

    From the co-founder of Flickr comes a new travel app that's three parts photo-inspired sticky notes and one part treasure map. Name: Findery Available for: Website and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Geo-tags "notes" all over the world...
  • MIA passport kiosks to speed along passengers

    MIA passport kiosks to speed along passengers
    U.S. and Canadian citizens can now fly through Passport Control in less than two minutes at Miami International Airport, thanks to new automated kiosks. The airport has installed 36 self-serve kiosks in its north terminal, which replace Customs and...
  • Military members to get more access to fast airport screening lines

    Military members to get more access to fast airport screening lines
    Members of the U.S. military get an early Christmas present Friday: access to faster screening lines at about 100 airports across the country. The Transportation Security Administration allows travelers to speed through its so-called PreCheck lines...
  • State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras

    State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved. In a travel warning,...
  • Letters: LAX redesign comes up short

    Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30 As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley...
  • Letters: Rail to LAX, now

    Letters: Rail to LAX, now
    Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12 As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
  • Letters: More time for rail safety system

    Re "Off track on safer trains," Opinion, Sept. 13 Robert Sumwalt, a National Transportation Safety Board member, is right that implementing positive train control, or PTC, is a daunting task. The Class I freight railroads have spent almost $3 billion to...
  • 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...