| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The airline industry in 2015 is likely to be healthy again thanks to mergers and falling jet fuel prices, and while consumers might be stuffed into slimmer seats in coach at least they will be able to enjoy new and upgraded planes and more onboard...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Security lines that opened a half-hour after ticket counters and a lack of personnel during the first few hours of the day led to long waits Sunday for holiday travelers at Midway Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said this week....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Three people died when a small plane crashed near a neighborhood in Palos Hills moments after taking off from Midway Airport, authorities said.
The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron was headed to Lawrence, Kan. when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in a...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday.
Customers will no longer be able to arrange a regular taxi or a black-car pickup using Hailo, one of a number of transportation smartphone apps that have...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Riders and a public transit expert expressed skepticism about a Chicago police plan to stop some rush-hour riders before they pass through rail station turnstiles to screen their bags for explosives.
There is "no known terrorist threat" that prompted...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the plane crash in Palos Hills that killed three Kansas doctors, but officials said it may take a year or more before air safety investigators determine the cause of the accident....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:38 AM
George Lutz never liked to brag about his bravery as a pilot during World War II, but 2,000 people recently sent him letters in appreciation of his exploits.
That was a far cry from the 25 to 30 letters his son, Charles Lutz, feared his dad would...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Inside this nondescript warehouse some 30 minutes from McDonald's suburban headquarters, uniformed crew members cook burgers, sling fries and hand food to customers.
But here, cashiers accept fake money. Workers and customers wear tracking chips to...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The three people killed when their plane crashed near homes in Palos Hills were physicians from Kansas who had flown to Chicago for the day, police and relatives said.
Tausif Rehman, 34, a neurosurgeon at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, Kan., was...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Come Nov. 2, Southwest Airlines will convert its international service at Midway Airport from AirTran Airways to Southwest, meaning travelers will get Southwest's more consumer-friendly policies such as no fees for checked bags and flight changes.