| 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."
| May 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
5 Rabbit Brewing, which has had its Latin-influenced beers made at six different breweries since launching last spring, will open a brewery of its own in the southwest suburb of Bedford Park later this year, co-owner Isaac Showaki said today.
| May 15, 2012
| 12:38 PM
An 8-year-old boy was hospitalized this afternoon after he fell more than 20 feet at Midway Airport, police said.
The boy fell from a ticketing area to a baggage claim area below around 1 p.m., officials said.
The boy was taken to Advocate Christ...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Chicago based United Airlines saw a steep drop in the amount of revenue it collected from baggage fees in 2011, according to a report released by Bureau of Transportation Statistics this week. United's bag-related revenues dipped 11.8 percent to $276,817,...
| Jun 4, 2012
On a morning visit to Cosi at Grand Avenue and Rush Street, CEO Carin Stutz checked out the prep area where salads and sandwiches are made, practiced her Spanish with the baker rolling out dough for afternoon flatbreads, and told the general manager to...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:50 AM
The rains that shut down part of Lake Shore Drive on Sunday were enough to start to pull much of the Chicago area out of its months-long drought. And the aftereffects of Hurricane Isaac could bring enough rain to improve conditions in much of the state,...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Inside the Atlanta home of his grandfather, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham connects every at-bat.
The effects of Parkinson's disease have robbed Hank McCamish, 83, of his voice. Bedridden, McCamish breathes thanks to a tracheotomy and stays...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Midway Airport was closed for nearly four hours overnight after a problem in an airfield lighting vault cut power to runway lights, officials said.
The airport was closed about 9:10 p.m. and about 85 flights were canceled or diverted, according to...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Chicago Department of Aviation officials said Friday afternoon they're still investigating why runway lights at Midway Airport shut off overnight, causing the airport to close for almost four hours and 85 flights to be canceled or diverted.