| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
New sexual assault and robbery charges stemming from two additional incidents have been filed against a 30-year-old man already in jail in similar attacks late last month near Midway Airport and on the Northwest Side, police announced today.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down.
A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:21 PM
A dog rescued in Texas and bound for a home in Elkhorn, Wis. disappeared after it slipped out of its harness near Midway Airport Friday and was still missing this afternoon , according to volunteers with animal rescue groups.
“I am just beside...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The snow that blanketed Chicago-area roads and sidewalks overnight ended up dropping about 4-6 inches of new snow across the area before it moved east Saturday afternoon.
There's no more snow in the immediate forecast, but the unseasonably cold...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A 61-year-old Chicago Heights woman became the fourth person this season to die from cold-related causes in Cook County, authorities said.
Police were called to the 1200 block of D’Amico Drive in the south suburb just before 8 a.m. on Tuedsday...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The first snow of the season hit the Chicago area midday, the leading edge of a fast-moving storm that left a dusting or more of snow on the ground in some places and tied a record for snowfall at Chicago's official weather station for Oct. 22.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A Cook County judge acquitted a 79-year-old Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing a traveler who stopped to worship at the chapel inside Midway Airport before boarding a flight to Kansas City.
According to the priest’s attorney Irv Miller, the...