| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Security lines that opened a half-hour after ticket counters and a lack of personnel during the first few hours of the day led to long waits Sunday for holiday travelers at Midway Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said this week....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Riders and a public transit expert expressed skepticism about a Chicago police plan to stop some rush-hour riders before they pass through rail station turnstiles to screen their bags for explosives.
There is "no known terrorist threat" that prompted...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday.
Customers will no longer be able to arrange a regular taxi or a black-car pickup using Hailo, one of a number of transportation smartphone apps that have...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Inside this nondescript warehouse some 30 minutes from McDonald's suburban headquarters, uniformed crew members cook burgers, sling fries and hand food to customers.
But here, cashiers accept fake money. Workers and customers wear tracking chips to...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:19 AM
Work to reopen a vital air traffic center in Aurora next Monday is proceeding on schedule, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plan calls for transferring air traffic services from other facilities in the Midwest to the Chicago...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Three people died when a small plane crashed near a neighborhood in Palos Hills moments after taking off from Midway Airport, authorities said.
The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron was headed to Lawrence, Kan. when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in a...
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The three people killed when their plane crashed near homes in Palos Hills were physicians from Kansas who had flown to Chicago for the day, police and relatives said.
Tausif Rehman, 34, a neurosurgeon at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, Kan., was...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
American flags lined streets in Mokena Tuesday, the day of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute for a patriotic teen who dreamed of serving in the military and always flew the stars and stripes from the bed of his pickup truck,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Come Nov. 2, Southwest Airlines will convert its international service at Midway Airport from AirTran Airways to Southwest, meaning travelers will get Southwest's more consumer-friendly policies such as no fees for checked bags and flight changes.