| 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 25, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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'...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Almost half of U.S. airline passengers this summer passed through expedited security, a sign that pre-screening is becoming the norm, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday in Chicago.
And the current 3-ounce limit on...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:09 PM
In an effort to heighten its appeal to travelers, Chicago's Midway Airport has added a yoga room and a room for nursing mothers.
The rooms, which were unveiled Monday morning, are in the airport's C concourse, a short walk from the Midway Boulevard food...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:11 PM
If all this summer's rain was snow, how much would have fallen?
— Dan Zarco
This summer was certainly a wet one in the Chicago area. Midway weather observer Frank Wachowski measured a little more than 25 inches of rain...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Storms that slowed the morning rush hour have moved to the east and south of Chicago, but a cold front is rushing in that will drop temperatures in some parts to the 40s or 50s over the next few nights.
The front will swing through the area during the...
| Sep 6, 2014
Late Friday evening, a cold front stretched across the Midwest, separating steamy, tropical air from autumnal weather over the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Temperatures hit 89 at Midway Airport and 90 at Gary before storms arrived. Dew points hovered...
| 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 28, 2014
| 6:14 PM
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...
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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.,...