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Midway Airport

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  • Police: Orange Line robbers had been riding trains all day

    Police: Orange Line robbers had been riding trains all day
    The two men suspected in this week’s Orange Line train-car robbery spent hours riding the rails before announcing their crime to passengers in a single car during one of the route’s longest stretches between stops, police said Thursday....
  • Police release more photos in Orange Line armed robbery

    Police release more photos in Orange Line armed robbery
    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...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • Southwest Airlines gets ready to go international

    From its Texas beginnings 43 years ago, Southwest Airlines Co. has grown to be the largest domestic carrier in the United States. But it has never flown to an airport outside the U.S. On Tuesday, that changes. The Dallas-based carrier will launch...
  • Funeral for Mokena soldier: 'He loved his country and what it stood for'

    Funeral for Mokena soldier: 'He loved his country and what it stood for'
    American flags lined streets in Mokena Tuesday, the day of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute for a patriotic teen who dreamed of serving in the military and always flew the stars and stripes from the bed of his pickup truck,...
  • Procession to lead soldier's body to Mokena

    Procession to lead soldier's body to Mokena
    The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will land at Midway Airport Saturday afternoon and be taken by an escort to his home town in the south suburbs. Toppen, 19, died in Afghanistan this month from an air strike in what is believed to be one of the...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
  • Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June

    Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June
    Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog. “I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...
  • Man, 76, arrested with gun at Midway Airport

    Man, 76, arrested with gun at Midway Airport
    Charges were pending this afternoon against a 76-year-old man who was arrested this morning with a gun in his carry-on bag at Midway Airport, authorities said. The man was scheduled to fly from Midway to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, but...
  • Share of foreclosure sales sinks — but not prices

    Share of foreclosure sales sinks — but not prices
    When the local home sales report for May is released Monday morning, it is expected to show the same factors that have bedeviled buyers for months — lack of inventory, higher prices and shorter marketing times. It also is expected to show that...
  • Veteran thief sentenced to five years in prison for stealing rare Indian guitar from O'Hare carousel

    Veteran thief sentenced to five years in prison for stealing rare Indian guitar from O'Hare carousel
    A thief with a lengthy history of stealing from airport baggage carousels who made headlines earlier this year after stealing a rare Indian guitar from O’Hare International Airport pleaded guilty to theft charges Wednesday and was sentenced to...