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  • Priceline Airfare Index for December

     
    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-...
  • Speedy airport train being pitched by CTA

    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. The...
  • More for Your Money: Where to find summer travel deals

     More for Your Money: Where to find summer travel deals
    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. San Francisco When L.A. heats up, the...
  • Municipal Airport opens

    Municipal Airport opens
    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...
  • The World's Columbian Exposition at the 'White City'

    The World's Columbian Exposition at the 'White City'
    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...
  • The 'sky port' that made it big

    The 'sky port' that made it big
    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...
  • Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam

    Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam
    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...
  • Armed with impressive resume, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson faces tall order

    Armed with impressive resume, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson faces tall order
    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...
  • Hired Truck probe bags police official

    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"...
  • Dan Protess

     Dan Protess
    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? Ernest Hemingway What's the worst question you've ever been...
  • 'Daley' isn't going anywhere

    'Daley' isn't going anywhere
    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...