| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
It began with an anonymous complaint to the state's Office of the Executive Inspector General in April 2011: The sister-in-law of the Illinois Department of Transportation's chief counsel had been hired by IDOT without an interview, the tipster alleged,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A new federal policy aimed at making it easier for members of the general public with no aviation background to embark on careers in air traffic control would be reversed under legislation proposed in Congress on Friday.
The Safe Towers Act,...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Midway Airport has received a reprieve from possible overnight closures of its air-traffic control tower, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski said Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that 72 airports, including Midway,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Kelly Bailey was so blown away by Pink's recent Chicago concert that she hopped online to nab tickets to the star's Wednesday show at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. But the 30-year-old speech pathologist couldn't stomach paying scalper markups online —...
| Jul 5, 2013
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| Aug 6, 2013
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Dec 13, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Metra this evening apologized to customers for the “particularly exasperating” delays occurring the last two days on the Heritage Corridor Line, which serves the southwest suburbs.
Passengers experienced delays between 20 and 77 minutes,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Construction could start this summer on a system of rail bridges on Chicago’s South Side designed to unplug a major bottleneck that causes thousands of hours of delay each year for freight and passenger trains, officials announced today.