| Mar 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
BRANSON, Mo. -- Wanna get away?
Southwest Airlines officially landed at the Branson Airport Saturday. It follows the lead of its subsidiary AirTran Airways. That airline served the Branson Airport for nearly four years.
"Our arrival in Branson...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Shootings across Chicago have left at least four people hurt since Saturday night, according to police.
The first shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the Archer Heights neighborhood, near Midway Airport.
A man, age 20, was shot in the torso...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Emergency crews responded to the lakefront downtown this afternoon after someone called 911 about a plane in the lake, but crews found nothing and local airports reported no missing planes, officials said.
The Fire Department was called to 300 north...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Midway through One Direction’s interview with “Good Morning America” Saturday outside Barnes & Noble in Old Orchard Center mall in Skokie, interviewer Cameron Mathison stopped the conversation and politely asked the 1,500 or so fans in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2012
You often refer to official weather records and unofficial weather records. What is the difference?
Official weather observations refer to the weather data that are used to assemble a city's climatological...
| 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...
| 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...