| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:36 AM
A Georgia man was arrested Monday morning after authorities found a handgun in his carry-on luggage at Midway International Airport, police said.
Kevin Champion, 35, of the 3700 block of Wetherburn Drive in Clarkston, Ga., was traveling through Midway...
| Aug 15, 2014
Growing up in Chicago I remember some very heavy rain and flooding in October 1954. Was that related to a remnant hurricane?
— Shirley V., Hazel Crest
October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A citation has been issued against the driver of a car that hit a 44-year-old bicyclist who was killed early Monday night near Chicago Midway International Airport.
Elizabeth Lara-Salas, 37, of the 6200 block of South Mayfield Avenue, was cited with...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Police have released three more photos of the two men they believe robbed several riders on a CTA Orange Line train.
CTA surveillance cameras showed the men had been riding the Southwest Side line most of the day Wednesday before announcing a robbery as...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2014
What is the highest temperature recorded in Chicago, and do you think we will ever break it?
B. T., Mundelein
Dear B. T.,
In official records dating to November 1870, Chicago's all-time high temperature stands at 105 degrees (July 24, 1934,...