| Jan 2, 2012
The mood was festive at the Genesis Center in downtown Gary over the weekend as Karen Freeman-Wilson was sworn in as mayor, but in the estimation of many observers, she and her city are on borrowed time.
Seated on the dais at the center of a row of newly...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The winter storm warning for the Chicago area was canceled about six hours ahead of schedule today as snowfall greatly decreased in intensity -- but the morning commute was still slowed by icy roads and blowing snow that caused spin-outs on almost every...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Kankakee officials have identified a body found two years ago in a field near a rural subdivision as a former Chicago man missing since 2008, authorities and the man’s family said today.
Ray J. Acklin, whose family said grew up in Chicago and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Storms rolled through the Chicago area this morning, bringing some welcome relief from the heat but also spawning flash flood warnings and power outages.
The first storms hit around 6:30 a.m. in the north suburbs, dumping two to three inches of rain...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 1:38 PM
All around Chicago area this morning, commuters by planes, trains and automobiles soldiered on their way, trying to deal with the effects of record-setting overnight storms.
Here’s what travel was like early this morning: Two truckers had to be...
| Jun 19, 2009
| 11:34 AM
(WGN-AM)- Andres Yanez tried to make friends wherever he went, so his sister can't understand why someone would ram the SUV he was in, flipping it and killing the 16-year-old.
"I'm still in shock," said his sister, Ariana Yanez, 22. "I can't believe that...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 9:31 AM
(WGN-AM)- Federal funding has been approved to build the long-awaited Central Avenue bypass, a project designed to reduce traffic congestion near Midway Airport, officials said today.
The bypass will connect Central between 65th and 72nd Streets in...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 5:48 AM
The World's Columbian Exposition, which opened on this date, was the most famous world's fair ever held on American soil. The fair, a celebration by the nation--and the world--of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 1:21 PM
Chicago's first municipal airport commenced operations on this date with considerable fanfare but very little business.
The first plane to land there was flown from the western suburb of Maywood by National Air Transport (later United Airlines), and...
| Aug 23, 2008
| 4:24 AM
by Mark Silva and updated DENVER -- OK, we heard enough innuendo about charter planes today -- as if charter planes never fly in and out of Chicago's Midway airport. But the latest intel from the charter out of Midway......