| 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...
| 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 1, 2014
What is the highest temperature recorded in Chicago, and do you think we will ever break it?
B. T., Mundelein
Dear B. T.,
In official records dating to November 1870, Chicago's all-time high temperature stands at 105 degrees (July 24, 1934,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:14 PM
airplane was climbing in the direction of thunderstorms vaulting across northeast Indiana when an air traffic controller radioed the pilots to recommend a course change toward smoother air.
Normally such advice would be heeded, but the purpose of the...
| Aug 30, 2014
Meteorological summer 2014 has been an exceptionally wet one and even more rain is expected before it ends Sunday night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms peppered the greater Chicago area Friday with some locally heavy totals. Nearly an inch of rain...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A 10-mile-wide band of thunderstorms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on many parts of the Chicago area overnight, closing the Eisenhower Expressway for a time, halting Blue Line trains and causing flooding in several west and south suburbs.
As of 7 a.m.,...