| May 14, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Airlines are reporting normal operations this morning at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport after smoke at an Elgin air-traffic center Tuesday led to widespread delays and cancellations.
No major issues were being reported at either of...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
There was smoke but no fire Tuesday at a vital air-traffic center tucked away in an Elgin office park, but its evacuation left thousands of passengers in Chicago and across the country waiting hours for flight stoppages to be lifted at the city’s...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Controllers at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center near Chicago were working Tuesday evening to clear a backlog of more than 1,000 flights that were delayed an average of three hours after a faulty fan in a women’s bathroom whirled...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The two men suspected in this week’s Orange Line train-car robbery spent hours riding the rails before announcing their crime to passengers in a single car during one of the route’s longest stretches between stops, police said Thursday....
| 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.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Southwest Airlines on Sunday will take on mega-carriers in Chicago as it begins its first flights from Midway Airport to Reagan National airport near Washington, D.C., adding pressure to keep fares low on that popular business-travel route.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:34 AM
A firearm was discovered Thursday night in the carry-on luggage of a 62-year-old man at Midway International Airport, officials said.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, the gun was found in the luggage of a man traveling from...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
We've had so few 90s this summer. Have we ever had a summer without any?
Adrian P., Chicago
It's happened only once, in 1875. The summer of 1915 was on track to be the second, but a late-season hot spell sent the mercury...