| 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......
| 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 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
If only we lived in a comic book, instead of the corrupt, windswept political wasteland now known to taxpayers as Madiganistan, we'd know just what to do:
We'd go up on top of the Tribune Tower, flick on a switch, activate a giant spotlight and...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Lost luggage, flight delays and turbulence. There's nothing quite like air travel to remind people that much of what happens in life is beyond their control.
But for the Rev. Michael Zaniolo, a Roman Catholic priest who oversees the airport ministries...
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
An increase in flights this year has helped O'Hare International Airport narrow the gap with archrival Atlanta for the title "world's busiest airport,'' and air traffic controllers in Chicago predict O'Hare will soon retake the top spot with help from a...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The heat and humidity gripping the Chicago area could reach dangerous levels the next few days.
The heat index -- what it feels like -- is expected to reach 100 or higher Wednesday, Thursday and maybe Friday as we see the longest string of 90-degree days...
| Jul 17, 2013
Poor Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
She's apparently suffering from Logic Deficit Disorder, even as her father, Boss Madigan, is mired in the $700,000 Metra hush-money scandal that has been taken apart in the past few weeks by the Tribune.
| Jul 13, 2013
Regarding "Bow & Wow!" by Rosemary McClure, July 7: I don't think people who have enough money for $500-a-night pet-friendly hotel rooms need to read your Travel section for tips. But silly me, a high school teacher on a budget, I thought I did. I'm...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was one of those morning flights. Routine. The ETD went up on the computer screens along with all the others.
. . .
The airport didn't have a familiar name like LaGuardia or Kennedy, Logan or O'Hare, but was lesser-known Newark. Just a footnote to...