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  • New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather

     New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather
    airplane was climbing in the direction of thunderstorms vaulting across northeast Indiana when an air traffic controller radioed the pilots to recommend a course change toward smoother air. Normally such advice would be heeded, but the purpose of the...
  • More rain on tap as wet summer comes to a close

    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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Emergency officials urge Bears fans, others to bundle up

    Emergency officials urge Bears fans, others to bundle up
    Chicago emergency officials are urging residents to take precautions to keep warm Monday, with forecasts calling for gusty winds and temperatures dipping into the teens. About 4:45 a.m., the temperature at O'Hare International Airport was 23 degrees and...
  • '1984' today

    '1984' today
    The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
  • Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end

    Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end
    Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
  • Emanuel halts Midway privatization bidding

    Emanuel halts Midway privatization bidding
    After picking two finalists for a lucrative lease of Midway Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration Thursday abruptly halted its efforts to take the transportation hub private. Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said one group vying for the deal...