| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself.
He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you are among America's well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately.
For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:04 AM
United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights.
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:09 PM
A small and ailing alligator was found and rescued Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to various reports out Monday.
And to think, most of us don't attempt to get a soda through security.
The most comforting quote to come...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:18 PM
A cub was born to giant panda Mei Xiang on Aug. 23, but she doesn’t have a name yet. That’s where you come in.
The National Zoo wants the public’s help in naming the cub. Voters can choose among five Chinese names and submit their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The Illinois Legislature sent a bill to the governor Tuesday that would make the state the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged to sign it.
The House passed the bill Tuesday, 61 to 54, according to the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:34 AM
There's a new clue in the mystery of how a 2-foot-long alligator came to be abandoned at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Earlier, social media had pointed to a tattooed man. Now, it's a woman in a dark beanie being sought to find out how the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares.
The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The peak wait time to clear the U.S. Customs and Border Protection desk at Los Angeles International Airport is one of the highest in the country.
Travelers arriving from abroad at LAX must wait up to three hours and 20 minutes to clear customs and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Because of economic uncertainty, the number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to drop slightly compared with last year.
The annual forecast by AAA predicts 43.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:09 PM
More than 200 flights were canceled and more than 5,000 were delayed by a deadly storm that is on track to pounce on the East Coast on the busiest travel day of the year.
The airports hardest hit by the cancellations and delays so far were Charlotte...