| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday.
The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman whose yearlong stay inside a Chicago church made her a lightning rod in the nation's immigration debate, on Sunday returned to the sanctuary, saying she plans to live there until a hearing later this year when she will ask...
| 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 20, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will land at Midway Airport Saturday afternoon and be taken by an escort to his home town in the south suburbs.
Toppen, 19, died in Afghanistan this month from an air strike in what is believed to be one of the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing another expensive project to impress visitors with our city's beauty.
Last week, it was an expensive skate park in Grant Park, this week a "city-wide lighting framework plan.”
I will bet that lighting project...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
As another harsh storm delays thousands of flights across the United States, a new study estimates that severe weather has cost airlines and passengers $5.8 billion this winter.
More than 2,800 flights were canceled Monday and another 2,900 were...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Computer models suggest temperatures will remain well below normal through the middle of March, though there will be some brief thawing Friday and early next week.
At a time when afternoon readings normally rise to the low and middle 40s, most days may...