| Aug 11, 2014
Southwest Airlines began revolutionizing the jet-setting world of air travel roughly four decades ago with its no-frills service and helped reshape the U.S. airline industry into the mass transit system of the sky — complete with overcrowding,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:17 AM
A United Airlines jet with 101 people on board was forced to land when the plane's evacuation slide opened mid-flight, according to KAKE.
Officials are still trying to determine how and why the slide at the back of the cabin deployed. No one was hurt...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified...
| Jul 27, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:56 PM
In the service of entertainment, the Goodman Theatre has hosted fog machines and movie stars, Tony winners and disco balls. But this summer, the venerable institution will present two notable new attractions: Rick Bayless and an aroma diffuser.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
While consumers might like to complain about airfares, federal data released Tuesday show prices have barely budged during the past year and are down nearly 18 percent since 1995 when adjusted for inflation.
The average domestic roundtrip fare in the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:58 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Middle East luxury airline Emirates will begin service Tuesday from Chicago O’Hare.
The first Emirates flight is slated to arrive at O’Hare at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday from Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The daily direct...
| Aug 7, 2014
It was much cooler in the city, along the lakefront and at Chicago's beaches, but Wednesday's afternoon high temperature hit 80 degrees at Chicago's official O'Hare observing site, making it the seventh straight day of 80 degrees or higher at that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:45 PM
They arrived in north central Illinois early on a June morning, slept a few hours on a middle school floor, spent the day sweating on a makeshift football field and then competed in a stadium that evening. Before midnight, their caravan of charter buses...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Traffic was moving again on the Eisenhower Expressway this morning after flooding from heavy rains closed all lanes between Harlem Avenue and Mannheim Road.
Police blocked the westbound lanes at Harlem Avenue and the eastbound lanes at Mannheim Road...