| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:39 PM
Considering the lengthy cold spell that we are having, what is the longest stretch that Chicago has gone with high temperatures continuously below normal?
— Martin Cress, Antioch; Kenneth Sax, Northbrook
Dear Martin and Kenneth,
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:03 PM
A Lemont woman was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail Monday after security officials found a gun in carry-on luggage at Midway International Airport, officials said.
Faith DuBois, 58, appeared at the Leighton Criminal Court Building after being...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:35 PM
McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be.
The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22.
Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:44 PM
A pilot is being evaluated after his small plane slid off the runway at Midway Airport on Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The pilot, the only person on the plane, was described as “just shook up’’ and was...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Frontier Airlines, continuing its aggressive expansion in the Chicago market, in April will add four new flights from O'Hare International Airport, enlarging Chicago as its second-largest base while at least temporarily abandoning Midway Airport, where it...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:12 AM
Two men from Chicago suburbs and a Florida man were arrested over the past week for trying to bring firearms onto airplanes at Midway and O’Hare airports, police said.
In the latest case, Leo M. Kurylo, 44, was charged with boarding aircraft...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Lake-effect snow caused slippery conditions on some area roadways close to Lake Michigan, leading to multiple accidents like the 40-vehicle chain reaction crash that that fouled up traffic on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday.
The chain-reaction crash...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:06 AM
For fans of Southwest Airlines and upcycling, you might say the time has come to bag a LUV seat.
Southwest, sometimes known by its stock ticker symbol LUV, has partnered with a manufacturer to turn leather from old aircraft seats into duffels and totes....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:53 AM
Although the winter storm hitting the Northeast may not be as bad as predicted, it still forced the cancellation of thousands of flights along the East Coast and more than 300 flights in Chicago.
At O'Hare International Airport, more than 280 flights...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:06 PM
As the weekend blizzard hit, Lourdes Escalante of Geneva, went outside to dig out her car with her children, Alondra and Victor. She knew she'd need extra time to get to work Monday morning, so she wanted to be ready to hit the road at 4 a.m.
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:38 PM
On Elgin's southwest side, the opening of the Chicago Street Dairy Queen/Orange Julius store has been a dependable sign of winter nearing its end. But the last two years that Feb. 1 opening also has coincided with a wintry blast from above.