| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Passengers on 16 Southwest Airlines jets sat on the Midway Airport tarmac for at least three hours Thursday night and early Friday morning, waiting for an open gate, according to the airline.
The long waits between the runway and terminal are a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Chicago area hit a new record low for today, and more records may still fall.
At 8 a.m., it was minus 16 at O'Hare International Airport, according to the official recording station for the city. The old record was minus 14, set in 1988 and 1884....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Federal officials will investigate why a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in southwest Missouri, coming safely to a screeching stop on a shorter runway about seven miles from its intended destination in Branson.
The landing Sunday...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A Southwest Airlines jet that landed at the wrong Missouri airport successfully took off despite a short runway and was heading to an airport that can accommodate its size.
The Boeing jet took off from the Taney County airport in Missouri without...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Southwest Airlines pilots cited "bright runway lights" as part of the reason they landed at the wrong Missouri airport this week, federal officials said.
In interviews with National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Thursday, pilots of...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:21 PM
A dog rescued in Texas and bound for a home in Elkhorn, Wis. disappeared after it slipped out of its harness near Midway Airport Friday and was still missing this afternoon , according to volunteers with animal rescue groups.
“I am just beside...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Chicago's two airports showed a small growth in flights last year, according to preliminary data released on Tuesday.
Air traffic at O'Hare International Airport increased 0.6 percent, while flights at Chicago Midway International Airport grew by 0.9...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Dish Network is high on tablets: The satcaster is expanding its marketing deal with Southwest Airlines to loan 600 Apple iPads to travelers for watching TV on Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft.
Dish is stocking about 200 iPad 2s at each of three Southwest...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:34 AM
As much as 4 inches of rain doused the morning rush hour, flooding ramps and roads, and more storms are expected just in time for trick-or-treaters this evening.
Some areas could see another 2 inches of rain, and storms could be strong with large hail...