| 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 19, 2014
| 9:36 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
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
October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
We've had so few 90s this summer. Have we ever had a summer without any?
Adrian P., Chicago
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| 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'...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
American flags lined streets in Mokena Tuesday, the day of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute for a patriotic teen who dreamed of serving in the military and always flew the stars and stripes from the bed of his pickup truck,...
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...