| 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...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:42 PM
With last winter's blizzard still fresh in their minds, Chicago officials detoured all CTA buses off Lake Shore Drive as a snowstorm hunkered down over the area, crippling the evening commute and grounding more than 800 flights.
The storm began...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:38 PM
It looks like we dodged a bullet as snowfall totals were lower than expected in the area and a winter weather advisory has expired.
A winter weather advisory that was in effect for Cook and Will counties was canceled at 9 p.m., and the snow has “...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The winter storm warning for the Chicago area was canceled about six hours ahead of schedule today as snowfall greatly decreased in intensity -- but the morning commute was still slowed by icy roads and blowing snow that caused spin-outs on almost every...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Kankakee officials have identified a body found two years ago in a field near a rural subdivision as a former Chicago man missing since 2008, authorities and the man’s family said today.
Ray J. Acklin, whose family said grew up in Chicago and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Storms rolled through the Chicago area this morning, bringing some welcome relief from the heat but also spawning flash flood warnings and power outages.
The first storms hit around 6:30 a.m. in the north suburbs, dumping two to three inches of rain...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 1:38 PM
All around Chicago area this morning, commuters by planes, trains and automobiles soldiered on their way, trying to deal with the effects of record-setting overnight storms.
Here’s what travel was like early this morning: Two truckers had to be...