| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area.
The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Mandatory unpaid furlough days taken Tuesday mostly by air-traffic controllers at airports on the East Coast and at radar facilities in California, Nevada and Texas caused cascading flight delays across the nation, including at Chicago’s two...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The second phase of the Wells Street bridge overhaul begins Friday night, which will reroute some trains heading into the Loop through early May 6.
Next week, rush hour Brown Line riders will see some southbound trains operate until the Merchandise Mart...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Fog was causing delays and cancellations at O'Hare and Midway airports this afternoon, officials said.
As of noon, some flights at O'Hare International Airport were experiencing delays of nearly two hours, according to the Chicago Department of...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:32 AM
After more than a year with our 2011 Nissan Leaf, we finally got the opportunity last week to charge it using one of the first public Level 3 quick-chargers installed in Chicago. We purchased our Leaf with a dedicated quick-charge......
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:06 PM
After two years of comfort-testing its new jets on human bodies of all shapes and sizes, Southwest Airlines was ready to let 153 of its most important bodies — paying customers — aboard Wednesday morning at BWI Marshall Airport.
| Jun 22, 2012
| 10:04 PM
The Chicago Department of Aviation announced plans Friday to begin offering free Wi-Fi access to some websites at Chicago airports within the next six weeks. In a deal still being finalized with current Internet service provider, Boingo Communications,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Evan Lysacek came to Twin Rinks Arena in Buffalo Grove Thursday to give a private lesson to a 14-year old figure skater, Rudi Baruch, whose dad had bought the opportunity in a charity auction.
But Lysacek was on the ice an hour before the lesson began,...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A 77-year-old priest assigned to the chapel at Midway Airport was charged Saturday with sexual abuse after he allegedly tried to grab the crotch of a man who had attended services before boarding a flight to Kansas.
Father Bede R. Jagoe allegedly spoke...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Ruth Osgood got her private pilot's license while in college, and she signed up for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots in 1944, only to see …...
| Mar 10, 2012
What is Chicago's record for the greatest number of days in winter when the high temperature was above normal? Did this winter set the record?
—Steve Schmidt, Chicago
Though it was close, meteorological winter (December...