| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Here's a look at airfare trends according to the latest Priceline figures. As expected, tight supply from 4th quarter airline capacity cutbacks is driving fares much higher in most markets compared to where they were a year ago. Also, the effect of last-...
| Feb 18, 2005
Striving to emulate the airline-to-rail links in London and Hong Kong, the Chicago Transit Authority is seeking a consultant to develop a business model to operate premium express trains from downtown to O'Hare International and Midway Airports.
| Jun 10, 2012
Although airfare and hotel rates are up this summer, deals are out there — if you know where to look.
Here are some options based on input from Travel-Ticker.com, Priceline.com, Orbitz.com and FlipKey.com.
When L.A. heats up, the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved.
Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
| 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...
| 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"...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
The skyline as seen from the Stevenson Expressway, as I drive home from Midway Airport.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?
What's the worst question you've ever been...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 7:47 PM
Mayor Richard M. Daley may be leaving office next spring, but his name won't be out of sight anytime soon.
Like politicians everywhere, Daley was never afraid of putting his name in prominent places.
From the Old Water Tower to U.S. Cellular Field, from...