| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:08 AM
When the owner of Illinois Bar & Grill rode his bike as a teenager all the way to Lemont from the Pilsen neighborhood, he didn't know that one day he would own a restaurant there.
"I had no idea that I was going to own the place years and years later,"...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2013
Perhaps the only benefit of the lack of funds to maintain the long-neglected Illinois International Port District is the weathered sign on its grain elevators that should have been painted over long ago but obviously hasn't.
A welcome to visitors of the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An increase in flights this year has helped O'Hare International Airport narrow the gap with archrival Atlanta for the title "world's busiest airport,'' and air traffic controllers in Chicago predict O'Hare will soon retake the top spot with help from a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
FORT MILL, S.C. — With an engaging smile that will endear him to Chicago, Avisail Garcia grabbed my notebook Thursday in the Charlotte Knights dugout when he turned our conversation to the supportive role his wife, Anakarina, has played in his...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:45 PM
A 49-year-old Las Vegas airline worker is accused of groping a sleeping 21-year-old woman he was seated next to during a Southwest Airlines flight that landed in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago police.
Kary Scott Houghton, 49, of the 5600...
| Jul 8, 2013
Bonnie Lane in Elk Grove Village seems an unlikely place to be sniffing around for elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns brought into the United States from Africa, but Lancer the G-dog "nose" his way around cargo facilities.
Lancer, a 4-year-old...
| Jul 1, 2013
The cost of riding the CTA Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport increases by 122 percent on Monday for many riders who haven't already been hit by the fare hike.
The price jumps to $5 from $2.25 for what the CTA considers "premium-level" rail...
| 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 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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...