| Oct 9, 2013
Sweet home, Chicago. Where the politicians are ethical, taxes make sense and practically all decisions are made for the good of its citizens.
Nothing could remind us of this more than the innovative and completely-unique idea to upgrade the CTA's fare...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The first snow of the season hit the Chicago area midday, the leading edge of a fast-moving storm that left a dusting or more of snow on the ground in some places and tied a record for snowfall at Chicago's official weather station for Oct. 22.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Even though the newest runway at O'Hare International Airport set to open in a few weeks, Park Ridge's O'Hare Airport Commission is pushing for an environmental impact statement by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Meeting last week, commission...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions.
"You can't miss it," he said into his...
| Sep 22, 2013
Steven Derks, the president and chief executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is talking to me. Or he's trying to. Although we're both in Chicago, his call has been looped through his Arizona office. By the time what he's saying gets back into...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Park Ridge officials said fears about liability from injuries to police officers who participate in a charity "plane pull" are unfounded.
The idea that 20 members of the Park Ridge Police Department planned to help in a Sept. 21 "plane pull" at O'Hare...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Flight delays and power outages lingered this morning after the Chicago area was pounded by torrential rain, powerful winds and flash floods.
About 70 flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport and more than 250 flights were...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Running through O’Hare to catch a flight? Normal. Running 10K on the tarmac? Not so much.
The O’Hare 5K/10K On The Runway returns Sunday, Sept. 29, benefitting the Wounded Warriors Fund, the nonprofit organization that raises money for...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member returning to Chicago to appear in a show at Steppenwolf is not typically big news. Why else have an ensemble? But the case of Joan Allen is different.
Previews began Thursday for "The Wheel," a play by the...