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  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
  • Commentary: Renewed airport pact is part of historic effort

    An historic day to ensure that John Wayne Airport remains the most noise-restricted airport in the nation passed this week. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the draft environmental impact report, selected the proposed project and authorized...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway

    Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway
    The threat of storms was enough for airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at Chicago's airports Thursday, as last week's fire at the Aurora radar center continues to disrupt air traffic across the country. As of 3:30 p.m., more than 490 flights were...
  • Flights cancelled as thunderstorms expected to roll in Thursday afternoon

    Expected storms rolling in Thursday are already prompting airlines to cancel flights out of O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. As of 8 a.m., 130 flights out of O'Hare Airport had been cancelled and 19 more fligths had been delayed. At...
  • The economic impact of air traffic sabotage

    The economic impact of air traffic sabotage
    The economic impact of a sabotaged radar center near Chicago that struck at the heart of the nation's air transportation grid will easily soar into tens of millions of dollars and perhaps hundreds of millions, experts say. The impact on some 44,000...
  • Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr

    Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr
    The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
  • State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law

    State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law
    Maria Sachs is a quintessential politician. The state senator rarely makes a public appearance without wearing a Hillary Clinton-style power suit, with maybe a piece of nautical flair – say, a starfish brooch – to remind voters that, yes,...
  • Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights

    Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights
    Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune...
  • Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones

    Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones
    Home and auto insurer USAA said it has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how drones could be used to improve how it settles claims during natural disasters. USAA, which serves 10.4 million current and former members of...
  • Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget

    Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will balance the 2015 city budget without increasing property, sales or fuel taxes, but did not rule out raising other fees. With his new spending plan a few weeks away, the mayor pointed out he has stayed away...