| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Evan Lysacek came to Twin Rinks Arena in Buffalo Grove Thursday to give a private lesson to a 14-year old figure skater, Rudi Baruch, whose dad had bought the opportunity in a charity auction.
But Lysacek was on the ice an hour before the lesson began,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Ruth Osgood got her private pilot's license while in college, and she signed up for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots in 1944, only to see …...
| Mar 10, 2012
What is Chicago's record for the greatest number of days in winter when the high temperature was above normal? Did this winter set the record?
—Steve Schmidt, Chicago
Though it was close, meteorological winter (December...
| Mar 14, 2012
What are the earliest dates that Chicago has seen an 80-degree temperature and a 90-degree temperature?
It was a partly sunny, unseasonably warm and windy March 3, 1974, when the city's official thermometer at Midway...
| Mar 28, 2012
Every Tuesday morning, Teri Dobbins-Baxter starts her commute at 4 a.m.
She leaves home in the south suburbs of Chicago and goes to Midway Airport, where she hops a flight to St. Louis. Then she makes her way to St. Louis University, where she works as a...
| Dec 23, 2011
Chicago area residents are packing local airports and roadways Friday to get to their holiday destinations.
While O’Hare Airport’s busiest day was Thursday, Friday was the busiest travel day of the holiday season for Midway Airport. Most...
| Jan 4, 2012
Sent back to Mexico by the Chicago-area medical center that had treated his crippling injury, the young quadriplegic languished for more than a year in a small-town hospital ill-equipped to handle his needs.
Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, who needed a ventilator...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Three quick tips about haunted houses to start off this guide to Halloween 2012:
Tip No. 1: Haunted houses, the ticket-selling kind, versus the rumor-shrouded Victorian Gothic kind at the end of your street, are mostly slasher flicks come to life. You...
| Oct 25, 2012
Seven years ago, a small-town police chief launched a big dream to nab criminals and thwart terrorists from the air.
Chief Timothy Swanson began a police helicopter program that initially drew raves.
He secured six-figure federal grants. Nearly 100...
| May 9, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday took the rare step of traveling to the Capitol to make a personal pitch for an overhaul of city government worker pensions, saying costs are out of control and the "day of reckoning has arrived."