| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of natural causes at age 81 on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from Rep. Danny Davis, who replaced Collins as...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
The city of Chicago is expected to pay $4.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police while on the ground.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has the proposed settlement on Monday’s City Council Finance Committee...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A driver fleeing police crashed into two vehicles on the South Side overnight, injuring himself and another motorist, according to police. At least one vehicle seemed to have part of it's...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Two people were hospitalized Sunday night after a train and car collided near Midway Airport, according to fire officials.
The collision occurred around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of 54th Street and Long Avenue in Garfield Ridge, fire officials...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:24 PM
A wind advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. today for the Chicago area.
WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said gusts of 60 mph were recorded at Midway Airport. That the strongest winds registered there "since a July 24, 2012 t-storm in which 65 mph...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:58 AM
A winter storm that buried the Great Plains in more than a foot of snow lost some of its punch as it blew through Chicago overnight, but it still managed to slow the morning commute with slick roads and dozens of spinouts on expressways.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
The CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were proved correct Monday on their predictions that Brown Line riders would be inconvenienced by work that has closed the Wells Street rail bridge downtown until next week.
Mislabeled Brown Line trains and spotty customer...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:05 PM
A south suburban woman faces felony charges after she tried to bring a loaded gun onto an airplane Saturday at Midway Airport.
Josephine M. Coleman, 35, of Country Club Hills, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail Sunday in Cook County Bond Court....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:24 AM
A 30-year-old Park West man was charged with a pair of sexual assaults on Friday – one near the Orange Line at Midway Airport and the other in the Montclare neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
James Whiteside, of the 600 block of West Deming...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Passengers on 16 Southwest Airlines jets sat on the Midway Airport tarmac for at least three hours Thursday night and early Friday morning, waiting for an open gate, according to the airline.
The long waits between the runway and terminal are a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Enjoy the weekend, Chicago.
A Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday warns of wind gusts of 35 mph that will "create considerable blowing and drifting of snow, with visibilities reduced to near zero at times, especially in open areas,"...