| Jul 22, 2012
For 15 years, Aruna Vallabhaneni lived under the threat that she may be forced to return home to an abusive marriage.
Vallabhaneni, 48, came to Chicago in March 1997 from her native Hyderabad, India, to escape her spouse, Koteswara Rao, who she said...
| Feb 11, 2012
You often refer to official weather records and unofficial weather records. What is the difference?
Official weather observations refer to the weather data that are used to assemble a city's climatological...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:38 PM
It looks like we dodged a bullet as snowfall totals were lower than expected in the area and a winter weather advisory has expired.
A winter weather advisory that was in effect for Cook and Will counties was canceled at 9 p.m., and the snow has “...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 5:48 PM
A Chicago man was arrested at Midway Airport on Saturday morning after an X-ray scan of his luggage showed he was carrying a loaded handgun in his laptop bag, prosecutors said.
Willie T. Thomas said he forgot the chrome semiautomatic .25-caliber...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Two more airlines today joined an expedited security pre-screening program available to some travelers at O'Hare International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration announced that Delta Air Lines and US Airways are participating in TSA...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 10:45 PM
Thunder was the music and lightning the light show for a time this afternoon, causing evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park while a powerful storm front tore through the Chicago area.
About 2 1/2 hours later the festival reopened, and the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Baggage handler Salvador Johnson worked in an area at Midway Airport where he could see results of security screening, so he knew which bags to open and remove laptop computers, authorities said today when announcing theft charges.
Bail was set at $250,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day.
Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Rising from the rubble of an old industrial site, the 20,000-seat Toyota Park was supposed to put a small suburb on the map.
Yet the soccer stadium also has become a model of what can go wrong when a little town takes massive development gambles in a...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Chicago flirted with record warmth today, but hasn't quite made it.
After rising 28 degrees in six hours, to 67, but 2 p.m., the temperature recorded at O'Hare International Airport's remained at 67 at 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service....