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Midway Airport

Midway Airport
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  • Crowds greet Little League miracle team at Midway, Jackie Robinson Park

    Crowds greet Little League miracle team at Midway, Jackie Robinson Park
    After days of watching baseball games on screens hundreds of miles away, fans of the history-making Jackie Robinson West team finally got a chance Monday to congratulate the boys in person. Hundreds turned out at Midway Airport and the Far South Side'...
  • Storms cool things off during one of summer's muggiest days

    Storms cool things off during one of summer's muggiest days
    Midday storms brought some relief to one of the muggiest days of the year, with temperatures dropping 10 to 15 degrees within two hours in many parts of Chicago. Shortly before noon, it was 91 degrees at Midway Airport with a punishing dew point of 78...
  • Downpours bring record-setting rain to Midway

    Moisture-laden air, featuring rain forest-type dew points, pooled across the region Thursday and Thursday night. Precipitable water, a measure of water vapor through the vertical extent of the atmosphere, exceeded 2.5 inches. Storms developing in such...
  • Flash flood warnings in west, south suburbs

    Flash flood warnings in west, south suburbs
    A 10-mile-wide band of thunderstorms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on many parts of the Chicago area overnight, closing the Eisenhower Expressway for a time, halting Blue Line trains and causing flooding in several west and south suburbs. As of 7 a.m.,...
  • Man arrested at Midway for handgun in carry-on

    Man arrested at Midway for handgun in carry-on
    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...
  • Citation written after bicyclist, 44, killed near Midway Airport

    Citation written after bicyclist, 44, killed near Midway Airport
    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...
  • Ask Tom: Was 1954 flooding related to a remnant hurricane?

    Dear Tom, 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   Dear Shirley, October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
  • Ask Tom: Have we ever had a summer without any days in the 90s?

    Ask Tom: Have we ever had a summer without any days in the 90s?
    Dear Tom, We've had so few 90s this summer. Have we ever had a summer without any? Adrian P., Chicago Dear Adrian, 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...
  • Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport

    Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport
    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...
  • Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone

     Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines poised to increase flights to D.C. area

    Southwest Airlines poised to increase flights to D.C. area
    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. Southwest,...