| May 30, 2011
| 9:32 PM
The General Assembly has been busy, busy, busy. Yes, I suppose deadlines do concentrate the mind, but geez. Since many of us checked out Friday afternoon we've had these stories break out of Springfield: • House OKs Chicago casino, slots......
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
With the coming expiration of a federal law that restricts airline traffic out of Texas' Love Field, Southwest Airlines has announced a slew of nonstop flights from that airport, including a flight to Los Angeles International Airport.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A dog rescued in Texas but lost at Midway Airport after slipping from her harness has been found safe and is on her way to a new home in Wisconsin.
"We are just so happy," said Lauren Kelliher, vice president of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, which...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Criticism intensified Monday that the Obama administration is deliberately inconveniencing and potentially endangering the flying public by going ahead with threatened staffing reductions at airport air traffic towers and radar facilities, instead of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Southwest Airlines suspended two pilots from flying after their jetliner with 124 passengers landed at the wrong airport near Branson, Mo., late Sunday, a spokeswoman said Monday.
A Southwest captain, who has 15 years flying with the airline, and a...
| Feb 3, 2005
The former police commander in charge at both Chicago airports has been accused of lying to the FBI for denying that he gave a convicted felon the confidential arrest records of another individual.
Wiretaps on a cell phone of the felon, John "Quarters"...
| May 6, 2005
A former Chicago police commander who was already charged in the federal Hired Truck probe was indicted Thursday on new charges alleging he stole $3,300 in donations earmarked for a luncheon honoring heroic officers.
Michael Acosta was arrested in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Some of the busiest travel days of the year are here, Chicago, and our city's two airports will play a prominent role as people fly in and out of the city to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Chicagoans who fly often enough have learned to love their...
| Dec 9, 2012
Forty years ago this weekend, a United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home.
The 1972 United crash was the last...