| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The winter storm that rumbled across the Chicago area Monday dumped more than 8 inches of snow in places, but much of that could be gone by the end of the week as southerly winds bring a brief thaw.
Today's temperatures broke above freezing for the first...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Strong winds and icy roads made for a difficult commute this morning as a powerful storm lingered for a second day and triggered flood warnings along the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers.
Up to an inch and a half of rain has fallen across the Chicago...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Winter weather in the South is causing headaches for travelers at Chicago’s airports today.
By about 10:30 a.m., more than 100 flights at O'Hare International Airport and 35 fights at Midway Airport had been cancelled, according to the Chicago...
| Feb 13, 2014
Arthur R. Thompson Sr. began a 32-year career with the Chicago Police Department as a patrol officer on the South Side, where one of his assignments was the security detail at the funeral of Emmett Till.
The death of Till, the 14-year-old black...
| 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.
| May 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Madison, the dog that ran away from Midway Airport and roamed the streets of Chicago in subzero temperatures in January, is now all patched up and has been adopted.
"She's a resilient dog. She survived without care for maybe a week in the coldest...
| 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 20, 2014
| 8:55 AM
A year before his famous solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, Charles Lindbergh made regular trips to west suburban Maywood Field, including one that almost cost him his life.
Flying a mail plane and running out of fuel, Lindbergh was forced...