| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.
The airfield handled...
| Apr 20, 2014
Among Jason Kunesh and Dan Ratner's many duties for the 2012 Barack Obama re-election effort was a revamp of the campaign's online donation system.
That's where the campaign's technologists tried to convert someone's interest in the president into cash....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The Adlai Stevenson Farm received national landmark status Wednesday, a prestigious designation that the former Illinois governor’s family hopes will remind people about the importance of public service and political civility.
Located in Mettawa,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:04 PM
If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally.
The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said it will make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing rewards on money spent rather than miles flown, a model already used by discount airlines and one that major competitors might copy.
The change, which...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Travel rewards cards can help you earn free plane tickets and hotel stays — perks that would appeal to any young traveler on a shoestring budget. And today, big bonuses for people who sign up for a card for the first time are making the rewards even...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:59 AM
United Continental Holdings Inc. said winter storms that forced the cancellation of more than 22,500 flights will erode a benchmark revenue gauge this quarter at the world’s second-largest airline.
Revenue for each seat flown a mile will drop by...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake Michigan could swallow a plane whole if it left a Chicago airport, but authorities likely would find it more quickly than the still-missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia and investigators have been...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:28 AM
United Airlines Flight No. 1263 out of Chicago to New Orleans was diverted Monday night due to a mechanical issue and landed safely in Jackson, Miss., officials said.
The Boeing 737 aircraft, carrying 116 passengers and 6 crew members, landed safely...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Durable goods orders and shipments for March, weekly jobless claims, Bloomberg consumer comfort index for period ending April 20
Local earnings: AptarGroup Inc., Brunswick Corp., Cabot Microelectronics Copr., Calamos Asset Management Inc.,...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
U.S. airlines had more flights arriving on time, fewer passengers bumped from flights (or involuntarily denied boarding in airline lingo), fewer lost bags and fewer customer complaints last year, according to an analysis of Department of Transportation...