| May 30, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The CTA today put out a pitch to sell businesses naming rights and sponsorships to 11 rail stations, mostly on the North Side and downtown as well as at both Chicago airports.
The stations are Addison, Belmont, Fullerton, North/Clybourn, Chicago, Grand/...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Stadiums do it, so why not train stations? The CTA is getting ready to sell naming rights and sponsorships.
The CTA is offering businesses an opportunity to get as rail station named after them. It's the latest move to generate more revenue from non-...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Chicagoland hadn't had much rain so far in June, but that changed Saturday, especially if you live in the southern part of the region.
It was bad enough in Kankakee County that the local office of the National Weather Service issued a flood warning after...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Some 160 people were injured in a jet fire at Midway International Airport -- according to the script of an emergency response drill today in which 25 organizations took part in a training exercise.
The exercise was a simulated fire onboard an aircraft,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:11 AM
If you’re a celebrity flying Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore or Denver this weekend, get ready for your close-up—and be on your best behavior.
The airline famous for kicking celebs off its flights is teaming with TLC and ITV Studios...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 9:45 AM
We're No. 1! We're No. 1!
We're also No. 7! We're also No. 7!
To the surprise of no one, our very own O'Hare International Airport has "won" the top spot in The Daily Beast's third annual "Worst Airports in America" survey. Midway International...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Google might slowly be taking over our lives (and I could mean this literally), but at least life is getting simpler.
Thanks to the company's indoor mapping project, which launches today, anyone with an Android phone can see layouts of O'Hare and...
| Dec 16, 2011
— If Doug McMakin's latest experiment is successful, it's going to save travelers some time and hassle at the airport someday soon.
They won't have to take off their shoes when they go through security, because a scanner will examine their feet and...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:03 PM
We did it. For the first time in seven years the Chicago area hit 100 degrees today.
But it didn't last long, and lakefront temperatures plummeted as storms started to pop up, part of a broader cold front hitting the area. The official recording...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Midway Airport was closed for nearly four hours overnight after a problem in an airfield lighting vault cut power to runway lights, officials said.
The airport was closed about 9:10 p.m. and about 85 flights were canceled or diverted, according to...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:14 PM
A week after heralding the arrival of two airlines to the fold, BWI Marshall Airport is dealing with the loss of Southwest Airlines' three daily nonstop flights to New York's LaGuardia Airport.
The airline announced that it will shift those flights to...