| Feb 2, 2015
| 12:51 AM
Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:37 AM
Robert Ross had his drone less than a month when it became a "flyaway."
His pancake-size drone, a Christmas gift from his wife, caught an air current on the North Side last week and never looked back.
"I was flying my drone at Jonquil Playlot Park,"...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
The memory of the February 2011 blizzard -- a monster dubbed "Snowpocalypse" that came complete with "thunder" snow -- remains fresh in meteorologist Mark Ratzer's mind.
A senior weather forecaster at the National Weather Service's Chicago/Romeoville...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Back in the day there was Air Coryell; now we have Air Belichick. But enough about deflategate. The game is near, but for now, all that surrounds it:
Take that, Mr. Kraft: From Gil Parmele, who is retired from ESPN and often weighs in with interesting...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:23 PM
A long-time voice in the many issues facing the famed Arlington racetrack, former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder is now expected to join the Illinois Racing Board.
"I looked forward to learning something. I wanted to make sure I don't get too...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:05 PM
A small plane made an emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park on Saturday, the second time an aircraft has done so in the past two months.
The plane, a single-engine Evektor Sportstar containing a flight instructor and a student, took off from John...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:40 AM
Two people are dead in a plane crash in central Florida.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office reports that the aircraft went down around 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebring Airport.
It was found near the airport runway.
Officials identified the pilot as 56-...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In Ontario's legal battle to gain control over LA/Ontario International Airport, a new audit contends that the sale price offered by Los Angeles is inflated by at least $181 million.
If Ontario wants the airport back, Los Angeles officials have said,...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:44 PM
Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures when...
| Dec 27, 2014
The National Rifle Association lately has been having its way with the Florida Legislature — think Docs & Glocks, which forbade doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. And despite the furor over Stand Your Ground, no significant rollback...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Efforts to restore what's conspicuously absent in the airline industry — consistently reliable service — are getting a boost from the work of University of Michigan researchers who are looking closely at 73 million flights during the past...