| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:47 AM
A high school science teacher from Mundelein and a retired teacher from Long Grove were chosen by NASA to become airborne astronomy ambassadors for a program in California this spring.
In a few months, Marcella Linahan, a science teacher at Carmel...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Despite a harsh winter, a government shutdown and other problems, the nation's largest airlines reported strong earnings for 2013.
The country's largest airlines benefited from a steady growth in demand, stable fuel prices and a continuing rise in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:55 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Three more international airlines on Friday joined the list of companies that have suspended ticket sales in Venezuela, complaining that the government owes them billions of dollars.
U.S.-based American Airlines and United...
| Jan 26, 2014
You had to try hard to lose money in Illinois stocks in 2013.
Like the overall market, a wide array of Illinois-based company stocks provided sweet rewards to investors last year, as individuals and institutions bought shares in anticipation of a...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:46 PM
With only a few days to go before she departs for Munich, the first stop on her journey to Sochi, Russia, and the Winter Olympics, figure skater Gracie Gold is still getting accustomed to the idea that she’s the U.S. champion and that she will...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:58 AM
United Continental Holdings, the Chicago-based parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it turned a profit of $1.1 billion in 2013, an 84 percent increase over the previous year, helped by strong fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:36 PM
If Hollywood were to cast for the role of a union dissident trying to overthrow an entrenched leader in a national election, the character wouldn't be much like Jay Cronk.
But the unassuming Cronk is doing just that, challenging the head of the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:15 AM
At least 13 flights in and out of Norfolk International Airport were canceled as a winter storm heads toward the East Coast on Tuesday.
Airport Director of Marketing Development Charles Braden said he expects the number to grow.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Do you want to apply for the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) TSA Pre-check program, depicted with Pre and a checkmark, that speeds up the screening process at airports? TSA announced on Thursday that Hampton Roads residents can...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:15 AM
On a Saturday morning in December, well before the sun was up, 3-year-old Bobby Mercado was up and ready to go. His destination: the North Pole.
First came the long drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, a ride which, despite light traffic,...