| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The California station on the Blue Line's O'Hare branch will close for six weeks starting in September, followed by a nine-week shutdown of the Damen station to accommodate work on the almost half-billion-dollar renovation of the route, CTA officials said...
| 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 21, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected...
| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 1, 2014
Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated.
The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying.
Her current challenge is...