| Sep 1, 2014
What is the highest temperature recorded in Chicago, and do you think we will ever break it?
B. T., Mundelein
Dear B. T.,
In official records dating to November 1870, Chicago's all-time high temperature stands at 105 degrees (July 24, 1934,...
| Aug 30, 2014
Meteorological summer 2014 has been an exceptionally wet one and even more rain is expected before it ends Sunday night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms peppered the greater Chicago area Friday with some locally heavy totals. Nearly an inch of rain...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
We've had so few 90s this summer. Have we ever had a summer without any?
Adrian P., Chicago
It's happened only once, in 1875. The summer of 1915 was on track to be the second, but a late-season hot spell sent the mercury...
| Aug 15, 2014
Growing up in Chicago I remember some very heavy rain and flooding in October 1954. Was that related to a remnant hurricane?
— Shirley V., Hazel Crest
October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A citation has been issued against the driver of a car that hit a 44-year-old bicyclist who was killed early Monday night near Chicago Midway International Airport.
Elizabeth Lara-Salas, 37, of the 6200 block of South Mayfield Avenue, was cited with...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:36 AM
A Georgia man was arrested Monday morning after authorities found a handgun in his carry-on luggage at Midway International Airport, police said.
Kevin Champion, 35, of the 3700 block of Wetherburn Drive in Clarkston, Ga., was traveling through Midway...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Southwest Airlines on Sunday will take on mega-carriers in Chicago as it begins its first flights from Midway Airport to Reagan National airport near Washington, D.C., adding pressure to keep fares low on that popular business-travel route.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:58 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:34 AM
A firearm was discovered Thursday night in the carry-on luggage of a 62-year-old man at Midway International Airport, officials said.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, the gun was found in the luggage of a man traveling from...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Police have released three more photos of the two men they believe robbed several riders on a CTA Orange Line train.
CTA surveillance cameras showed the men had been riding the Southwest Side line most of the day Wednesday before announcing a robbery as...