| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
| Feb 13, 2014
Arthur R. Thompson Sr. began a 32-year career with the Chicago Police Department as a patrol officer on the South Side, where one of his assignments was the security detail at the funeral of Emmett Till.
The death of Till, the 14-year-old black...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:45 PM
All the city's snow plows and salt spreaders are working on main streets and Lake Shore Drive as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m., predicting the Chicago Area may get up to 10 inches by Saturday evening.
The warning went into...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Winter weather in the South is causing headaches for travelers at Chicago’s airports today.
By about 10:30 a.m., more than 100 flights at O'Hare International Airport and 35 fights at Midway Airport had been cancelled, according to the Chicago...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The winter storm that rumbled across the Chicago area Monday dumped more than 8 inches of snow in places, but much of that could be gone by the end of the week as southerly winds bring a brief thaw.
Today's temperatures broke above freezing for the first...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Some of the busiest travel days of the year are here, Chicago, and our city's two airports will play a prominent role as people fly in and out of the city to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Chicagoans who fly often enough have learned to love their...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The CTA Holiday Train kicks off its annual run Friday afternoon from Midway Airport, the CTA said.
The train will depart the airport station at about 3 p.m. and travel on the Orange and Green lines.
On Friday, the train will make one trip from...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
One's a suburban police officer, the other a retired officer and the third wants to be a cop. They all had the same thought when they came upon an SUV in flames after a crash on the Stevenson Expressway near Darien: Get the driver out.
"You do what you...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:52 AM
Chicago emergency officials are urging residents to take precautions to keep warm Monday, with forecasts calling for gusty winds and temperatures dipping into the teens.
About 4:45 a.m., the temperature at O'Hare International Airport was 23 degrees and...