| 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 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.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:26 AM
A Chicago-area radar facility that is a key cog in the nation's air traffic control network was back online Monday morning after a 17-day outage caused by sabotage, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
But low visibility caused by rain moving...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts.
The move to add nonstop...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Airline delays surged during the Monday evening rush at both Chicago airports due to a telephone outage at an Indianapolis air-traffic control facility that is handling flights normally managed by the still-idled radar center in Aurora, according to the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Storms continued to cause cancellations at Chicago's airports Friday morning, but travel on the ground also had its challenges, with downed power lines halting all trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line for more than two hours.
As of 9:45 a.m.,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The threat of storms was enough for airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at Chicago's airports Thursday, as last week's fire at the Aurora radar center continues to disrupt air traffic across the country.
As of 3:30 p.m., more than 490 flights were...