| Dec 6, 2013
November and its busy Thanksgiving travel season offered more evidence that Chicago-based United Airlines might have recovered from its disastrous operational problems of last year, as it completed a third consecutive month of on-time arrival rates of...
| Dec 6, 2013
The city unveiled plans Thursday for the most extensive modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O'Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave up to 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Car sharing company Zipcar on Thursday started service at Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway airports, as it continues to expand beyond its traditional base on city streets and college campuses.
Zipcar’s $491 million acquisition by Avis...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:07 PM
By Karen Jacobs and Diane Bartz
ATLANTA/WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines
and Virgin American will buy the take-off and landing
slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport that US Airways Group Inc
and American Airlines must sell as part of...
| Dec 1, 2013
Can a museum celebrating more than 140 years of Chicago baseball history coexist under the same roof with two other museums — a national hall of fame for sports mascots and an institution chronicling Standard Oil's early history in northwest...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"Jimmy Fallon!" WMAQ-Ch-5 anchor Allison Rosati half announced and half shouted, cupping her hands around her mouth.
And Fallon, entering the newsroom set at NBC's Chicago station, where maybe 15 people were waiting, responded with a "Hey" that pushed...
| Nov 11, 2013
It's just after noon on a recent weekday along the Kennedy Expressway as flashing chevrons activate and a series of 21 gates begins to deploy, shifting available inbound lanes from six to four to give outbound drivers relief for the afternoon and...
| Nov 28, 2013
The Illinois Supreme Court has spoken: State law does not allow businesses to escape paying local sales taxes by setting up token "sales offices" in lower-tax jurisdictions. But the regulations the Department of Revenue drafted to enforce the law in...
| Nov 28, 2013
The Illinois Department of Revenue advised businesses Wednesday to think twice about using a controversial strategy to lower their sales tax rates, after the state Supreme Court struck down longtime rules governing the taxes.
In an opinion released last...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:12 AM
AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, will merge with US Airways Group on Dec. 9 to become the world’s largest airline, replacing Chicago-based United Airlines.
The widely expected announcement came Wednesday after a U.S. bankruptcy court in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A 50-year-old man who died on Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood is the second person to succumb to cold temperatures in Cook County this season, officials said today.
Daniel Badillo, whose home address was not available, was found Saturday on...
| 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...