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  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    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...
  • Lindbergh helped make Maywood a key site in aviation's early days

    Lindbergh helped make Maywood a key site in aviation's early days
    A year before his famous solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, Charles Lindbergh made regular trips to west suburban Maywood Field, including one that almost cost him his life. Flying a mail plane and running out of fuel, Lindbergh was forced...
  • Winter storm warning: Up to 10 inches by Saturday evening

    Winter storm warning: Up to 10 inches by Saturday evening
    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...
  • Southwest adds Midway to its mobile boarding pass program

    Southwest adds Midway to its mobile boarding pass program
    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...
  • Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights

    Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights
    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...
  • Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield

    Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield
    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...
  • Chicago airports resume flights after smoke causes nationwide delays

    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...
  • '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...
  • Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend

    Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend
    Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
  • Cops: Mom of boy, 3, found wandering streets charged

    Cops: Mom of boy, 3, found wandering streets charged
    The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was found alone running down the sidewalk in West Englewood neighborhood overnight has been charged with child endangerment, police said. The boy was found shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 7200 block of South...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases

    Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases
    The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...