| May 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
There was smoke but no fire Tuesday at a vital air-traffic center tucked away in an Elgin office park, but its evacuation left thousands of passengers in Chicago and across the country waiting hours for flight stoppages to be lifted at the city’s...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Strong winds and icy roads made for a difficult commute this morning as a powerful storm lingered for a second day and triggered flood warnings along the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers.
Up to an inch and a half of rain has fallen across the Chicago...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Computer models suggest temperatures will remain well below normal through the middle of March, though there will be some brief thawing Friday and early next week.
At a time when afternoon readings normally rise to the low and middle 40s, most days may...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Harry Manx was having lunch with a fellow musician Tuesday when he received a phone call with good news: His signature guitar had been found, four days after it was stolen in Chicago.
Surveillance video showed someone nabbed the Indian guitar last...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The latest winter storm to smack Chicago didn't hit as hard as expected, but still left as much as 7 inches of heavy, slushy snow that tied up the morning commute once again and moved this season to the third snowiest on record.
The worst of the snow...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday.
The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman whose yearlong stay inside a Chicago church made her a lightning rod in the nation's immigration debate, on Sunday returned to the sanctuary, saying she plans to live there until a hearing later this year when she will ask...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:44 AM
A California woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Midway Airport after she allegedly told police officers she was carrying several pounds of pot.
Roseanne Marisco, 24, of Petaluma, Calif., was charged with one count of felony cannabis possession....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A 23-year-old man accused of trying to open a jetliner door during a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Joshua Carl Lee Suggs was arrested Sunday after Flight 722 left Chicago’s Midway Airport and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A dog rescued in Texas but lost at Midway Airport after slipping from her harness has been found safe and is on her way to a new home in Wisconsin.
"We are just so happy," said Lauren Kelliher, vice president of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, which...
| 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...