| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport.
The question asks...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport.
Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...
| Jun 10, 2014
On March 21, Lee Hennig purchased a one-way ticket from Mesa, Ariz., to Rockford on Allegiant Air.
Four days later, he died, obviously unable to use his $337.99 ticket to fly home as scheduled April 7.
His widow, Rita Hennig, said her son called...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The Illinois Tollway is poised to award a hefty construction contract to a New York-based firm that was accused of fraud in connection with minority hiring for a tunnel project in that city, the Tribune has learned.
Judlau Contracting Inc.'s $64 million...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:01 PM
In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status.
The project developer predicted international fliers would...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Police and public works crews were busy late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in La Grange as severe storms brought high winds and heavy rain to the area.
"Based on a preliminary assessment, all areas of the village had some impact (from the...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:08 PM
In 1991, Tribune photographer Bob Langer faced a decision: Cover Game 2 of the NBA Finals or attend the College World Series, where his son started at shortstop for Creighton.
"Dick found out and told me family comes first," Langer said.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Chicago-based Seaway Bank & Trust Co., the state of Illinois’ biggest black-owned bank and the third-largest nationwide, has hired a Northern Trust Corp. executive to be its new chief executive and president.
Darrell Jackson will join Seaway on...