| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Moisture-laden air, featuring rain forest-type dew points, pooled across the region Thursday and Thursday night. Precipitable water, a measure of water vapor through the vertical extent of the atmosphere, exceeded 2.5 inches. Storms developing in such...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Midday storms brought some relief to one of the muggiest days of the year, with temperatures dropping 10 to 15 degrees within two hours in many parts of Chicago.
Shortly before noon, it was 91 degrees at Midway Airport with a punishing dew point of 78...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:05 AM
After picking two finalists for a lucrative lease of Midway Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration Thursday abruptly halted its efforts to take the transportation hub private.
Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said one group vying for the deal...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A Cook County judge acquitted a 79-year-old Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing a traveler who stopped to worship at the chapel inside Midway Airport before boarding a flight to Kansas City.
According to the priest’s attorney Irv Miller, the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Flight delays and power outages lingered this morning after the Chicago area was pounded by torrential rain, powerful winds and flash floods.
About 70 flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport and more than 250 flights were...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...