| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:45 PM
All the city's snow plows and salt spreaders are working on main streets and Lake Shore Drive as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m., predicting the Chicago Area may get up to 10 inches by Saturday evening.
The warning went into...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Southwest Airlines said it will expand the use of mobile-based boarding passes to Chicago's Midway Airport, and several others, allowing passengers to use their cell phones to pass security checks and board aircraft.
Southwest passengers with flights...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
There was smoke but no fire Tuesday at a vital air-traffic center tucked away in an Elgin office park, but its evacuation left thousands of passengers in Chicago and across the country waiting hours for flight stoppages to be lifted at the city’s...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A 53-foot tall beacon that helped airmail pilots – including Charles Lindbergh -- navigate the night sky will be relocated to the historic train depot property at Lockport Street and Wood Farm Road in Plainfield.
At a special village board meeting...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Controllers at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center near Chicago were working Tuesday evening to clear a backlog of more than 1,000 flights that were delayed an average of three hours after a faulty fan in a women’s bathroom whirled...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:52 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A Cook County judge found a woman who spent seven years on the run guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in La Grange in 2003.
Sherry Halligan showed no visible reaction as Judge Hohn Hynes gave his verdict after a 5-day...
| 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...