| Jul 3, 2011
Looking through Chicago's temperature data, what is Chicago's hottest week on record?
—Paul Sarewich, Chicago
With an average temperature of 88.1 degrees, July 19-25, 1934, ranks as Chicago's hottest "week," though that...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 2:26 PM
The Chicago area baked in slowly rising temperatures today, as the heat index topped 100 degrees at Northerly Island and outlying weather stations this afternoon.
The heat dome that has settled over the Midwest should bring a hot and sultry week,...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 12:28 PM
The City of Chicago spent $37.3 million for snow removal and other costs related to the Groundhog Day Blizzard that dumped more than 21 inches of snow on the city in early February.
The emergency spending from Feb. 1 to Feb. 9 to deal with the third-...
| Oct 28, 2011
So regular are the regulars at Georgious Family Restaurant in Burbank that owner George Pappas can name the time of month by scanning the faces in his booths.
If the Crazy Ladies are here, it's the third Tuesday of the month. If the Square Posters are...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:02 AM
Federal transportation authorities are investigating how a 33-year-old Chicago man circumvented security at Midway Airport before trying to get on a Southwest Airlines flight without a boarding pass Tuesday night.
Elvis Jackson, of the 9000 block of...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:43 PM
Solar energy collectors will be installed on up to 60 acres at O'Hare International Airport and a service station selling alternative fuels for private and commercial vehicles will open near the airport, Chicago's aviation chief announced today.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:11 AM
If you’re a celebrity flying Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore or Denver this weekend, get ready for your close-up—and be on your best behavior.
The airline famous for kicking celebs off its flights is teaming with TLC and ITV Studios...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 9:45 AM
We're No. 1! We're No. 1!
We're also No. 7! We're also No. 7!
To the surprise of no one, our very own O'Hare International Airport has "won" the top spot in The Daily Beast's third annual "Worst Airports in America" survey. Midway International...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Google might slowly be taking over our lives (and I could mean this literally), but at least life is getting simpler.
Thanks to the company's indoor mapping project, which launches today, anyone with an Android phone can see layouts of O'Hare and...
| Oct 5, 2011
Could you provide summary data for this summer?
We're happy to oblige. Outstanding characteristics of Chicago's summer (June through August) included heavy rainfall, excessively high humidity, high nighttime...
| May 12, 2011
| 2:48 AM
Commonwealth Edison said it has restored power to virtually all of its 7,800 customers who lost power Wednesday night as severe storms moved through the area.
Only 220 customers were still in the dark as of 4 a.m., the utility said.
The bulk of the...