| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:20 PM
For Sue Gin, a pioneering Chicago entrepreneur, big ideas came from humble origins. After she was served a half-frozen sweet roll on a Midway Airlines flight, she decided she could do better than the typical airline fare foisted on passengers. And so...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A Naperville man has been charged in federal court in connection with an arson fire at an FAA radar center that grounded nearly 2,000 flights in Chicago today, authorities said.
Brian Howard, 36, remains hospitalized following the incident, in which...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:19 PM
O’Hare International Airport is on pace to again be the world’s busiest airport, a designation it lost a decade ago, Chicago city officials said Wednesday.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrestled the top honor away from O'...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Earth's temperature has risen 1 degree or more since 1900. What about here in Chicago?
Jason Metcalf, Chicago
Chicago's weather records indicate the city's temperature has risen, but risen irregularly, about 2 degrees since 1900....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Storms that slowed the morning rush hour have moved to the east and south of Chicago, but a cold front is rushing in that will drop temperatures in some parts to the 40s or 50s over the next few nights.
The front will swing through the area during the...
| Sep 6, 2014
Late Friday evening, a cold front stretched across the Midwest, separating steamy, tropical air from autumnal weather over the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Temperatures hit 89 at Midway Airport and 90 at Gary before storms arrived. Dew points hovered...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Almost half of U.S. airline passengers this summer passed through expedited security, a sign that pre-screening is becoming the norm, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday in Chicago.
And the current 3-ounce limit on...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Chicago’s ninth wettest season on record has some Chicago businesses that rely on sunny skies and warm weather feeling like the summer’s been a bummer.
From rec softball and volleyball leagues to lakefront Jet Ski rentals, businesses say the...
| Sep 14, 2014
Chicago baseball has lain fallow for a number of years, and as another seemingly endless and certainly pointless September stretches out ahead of fans, Flashback thought it would be comforting to ponder past glories.
Recalling the South Siders' great...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The best way to fly to Midway Airport may soon be via the CTA.
The CTA is eyeing an overhaul of the 3200-series rail cars that run on the Orange and Brown lines. The move is expected to create a smoother ride on these two rail lines, CTA spokeswoman...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:09 PM
In an effort to heighten its appeal to travelers, Chicago's Midway Airport has added a yoga room and a room for nursing mothers.
The rooms, which were unveiled Monday morning, are in the airport's C concourse, a short walk from the Midway Boulevard food...