| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Earth's temperature has risen 1 degree or more since 1900. What about here in Chicago?
Jason Metcalf, Chicago
Chicago's weather records indicate the city's temperature has risen, but risen irregularly, about 2 degrees since 1900....
| Sep 28, 2014
Recent weather pages have referred to 100 percent sunny days. Does that mean there isn't a single cloud all day?
— Greg Stricharchuk
Using the times of sunrise and sunset, the total number of minutes of possible sunshine can...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Sue Gin, founder and CEO of Flying Food Group, a Chicago-based airline catering company, died Friday morning at Rush University Medical Center. Gin, 73, had suffered a stroke on Tuesday at her Chicago office, a company spokeswoman said.
| 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 20, 2014
| 9:38 AM
George Lutz never liked to brag about his bravery as a pilot during World War II, but 2,000 people recently sent him letters in appreciation of his exploits.
That was a far cry from the 25 to 30 letters his son, Charles Lutz, feared his dad would...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the plane crash in Palos Hills that killed three Kansas doctors, but officials said it may take a year or more before air safety investigators determine the cause of the accident....
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The news out of Chicago’s Midway Airport — known to our grandparents as The World’s Busiest Airport — was that the lines to get through security stretched more than a mile on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
The news out of central...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The airline industry in 2015 is likely to be healthy again thanks to mergers and falling jet fuel prices, and while consumers might be stuffed into slimmer seats in coach at least they will be able to enjoy new and upgraded planes and more onboard...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Light snow fell overnight and caused some issues on area roads and has impacted air travel, but nothing serious, according to the National Weather Service and Illinois State Police.
As of 10:30 a.m., airlines at O’Hare International Airport are...