| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The Chicago area broiled today in near record-breaking heat that has prompted some schools to close for the day or cancel afternoon classes.
The forecast calls for a high in the middle 90s with the heat index -- how it feels -- 103, according to the...
| Aug 19, 2013
Standing in a security line at O'Hare International Airport seven years ago, the Rev. Bobby Gruenewald wished he had a Bible in his pocket to pass the time. Then the tech-savvy pastor raised in central Illinois had a thought: Wouldn't it be grand if...
| Aug 19, 2013
3619 W. North Ave. 773-772-8435
Looks like: The United Nations. Head over around lunch and you'll find a cross-section of Chicago, all breaking cemita bread.
Smells like: Spit-roasted garlic- and onion-spiked meat
Sounds like: The...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The guest-services kiosk at Fashion Outlets Chicago, the gargantuan new high-end outlet mall near O'Hare International Airport, rents strollers, wraps gifts, changes currency and can even get your clothes dry-cleaned within 24 hours. But its unlikeliest...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Two men finishing work at a Lakeview restaurant were robbed while they cleared snow off their car, police said. The pair, ages 20 and 48, had just left Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A Minnesota man was caught with nearly 90 pounds of the illegal African drug khat Saturday afternoon at O'Hare International Airport, according to prosecutors.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese set bail for Dominic Running, 20, at $20,000 in bond...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:58 PM
U.S. and Canadian citizens can now fly through Passport Control in less than two minutes at Miami International Airport, thanks to new automated kiosks.
The airport has installed 36 self-serve kiosks in its north terminal, which replace Customs and...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A western suburb is suing the companies that built its police station, saying the "poorly designed and installed" structure has flooded three times since completion in 2009 and is defective.
Northlake, a city of about 12,300 near O'Hare International...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Months after recommending Mayor Rahm Emanuel hire former comptroller Amer Ahmad, onetime Democratic Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce used close ties with his now-indicted ex-employee to lobby for city business here.
Boyce sought underwriting work for city...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:13 AM
One man died in a four-car crash in Rosemont near O'Hare International Airport Thursday night, according to authorities.
Thirty-seven-year-old Rusty Carpenter, of East Dundee, was pronounced dead about 8:15 p.m. at the scene of the accident, on Higgins...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:33 AM
A United Airlines plane en route to Brussels with more than 200 passengers returned to O'Hare International Airport Friday because of a "suspected security concern," according to the airline.
"United flight 972 from Chicago to Brussels returned Friday...