| 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...
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A 10-mile-wide band of thunderstorms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on many parts of the Chicago area overnight, closing the Eisenhower Expressway for a time, halting Blue Line trains and causing flooding in several west and south suburbs.
As of 7 a.m.,...
| 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...