| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog.
“I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Charges were pending this afternoon against a 76-year-old man who was arrested this morning with a gun in his carry-on bag at Midway Airport, authorities said.
The man was scheduled to fly from Midway to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, but...
| Jun 30, 2014
While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Rosemarie Andolino helped deliver two new runways and better food to O’Hare International Airport in the 11 years since she took the lead role on an expansion project at the city’s main airport with no prior experience in the aviation field....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Thunderstorms hit the Chicago area this morning, another in a round of storms that's expected to continue this afternoon and maybe through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A weakening line of storms with frequent lightning, sudden...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A thief with a lengthy history of stealing from airport baggage carousels who made headlines earlier this year after stealing a rare Indian guitar from O’Hare International Airport pleaded guilty to theft charges Wednesday and was sentenced to...
| Jun 20, 2014
When the local home sales report for May is released Monday morning, it is expected to show the same factors that have bedeviled buyers for months — lack of inventory, higher prices and shorter marketing times.
It also is expected to show that...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Meade Electric Co. will move its headquarters from McCook to Chicago, another in a string of companies that have left the suburbs in recent years.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Meade officials announced the move Friday morning at the new site near...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion.