| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An increase in flights this year has helped O'Hare International Airport narrow the gap with archrival Atlanta for the title "world's busiest airport,'' and air traffic controllers in Chicago predict O'Hare will soon retake the top spot with help from a...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:45 PM
A 49-year-old Las Vegas airline worker is accused of groping a sleeping 21-year-old woman he was seated next to during a Southwest Airlines flight that landed in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago police.
Kary Scott Houghton, 49, of the 5600...
| Sep 27, 2012
Three generations of the Johnson family took up professional photography. Which means they have 80 years of Chicago stories to share.
Jeff Johnson was born with photography in his blood. It just took him a while to discover it.
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Baggage handler Salvador Johnson worked in an area at Midway Airport where he could see results of security screening, so he knew which bags to open and remove laptop computers, authorities said today when announcing theft charges.
Bail was set at $250,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day.
Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:14 AM
A man who was killed when a taxi cab struck him late last night when he stepped into Cicero Avenue near Midway Airport has been identified, authorities said.
The cab was moving south in the 5200 block of South Cicero Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:59 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A taxi cab struck and killed a man who stepped into Cicero Avenue near Midway Airport, authorities said. Read more
• A minivan crashed into a Southwest Side building late Monday...