iOS app Android app

Chicago Airports

No Deal Is a Big Deal for Chicago

Donald Cohen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Donald Cohen

Last week, Rahm Emanuel announced the city was putting a halt to the long-running negotiations to privatize Midway Airport. The long-term lease had long been trumpeted as an opportunity to modernize the airport and help stabilize city finances but the mayor decided the deal just wasn't good enough.

Midway Airport Privatization Plan Grounded

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

By Karen Pierog and Greg Roumeliotis CHICAGO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday put the brakes on a deal to le...

Airport Guide: Chicago O'Hare

George Hobica | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

In 2012, O'Hare was the fifth busiest airport in the world. That's a lot of people coming from and going to a lot of places. Coming in for a landing? You'll want a guide to help you get in, around and out.

Delays Ahead At O'Hare, Midway As Sequester Furloughs Begin

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

Significant delays are being anticipated at Chicago's two major airports after sequestration-related furloughs went into effect nationwide Sunday. ...

Midway Flying High After Airport Moves Record Traffic

Posted 02.04.2013 | Chicago

O'Hare International may be Chicago's largest airport (and the nation's second-busiest overall) but the city's smaller sister airport Midway Internati...

Dense Fog Delays, Cancels Flights At Chicago Airports

Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago

Thanksgiving travelers at Chicago's two airports are dealing with headaches Wednesday, the year's busiest travel day, as a dense fog advisory has led ...

O'Hare Offers New Weekly Direct Flight To Cuba

Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Aviation announced that the O'Hare International Airport on Friday began offering a weekly, nonstop charter flight between C...

Dave Jamieson

Airport Workers Say Pay Is Illegally Low | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Every day she goes to work at O'Hare International Airport, Elda Burke faces the same dilemma. Burke, 30, works as a passenger at...

Chicago Airfares Are Heading Rapidly Skyward

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Already home to the perpetually highest gas prices in the nation, Chicago's airfares are also moving in an upward direction -- at a rate faster than a...

East Coast Blizzard Leads To Canceled Flights In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The blizzard that pummeled the East Coast this weekend has affected national and international travel--and Chicago is no exception. More than 150 fl...

Woman Accused Of Offering 14-Year-Old Boy Sex, Drugs On Plane

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago area father is suing Southwest Airlines, alleging his 14-year-old son was forced to sit next to a woman who allegedly made sexual advances t...

Daley's Proposed Airport Liquor Carts: Much-Needed Escape Or Perpetual Spring Break?

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looks like the party's on at gate 34B, David. I don't know if you heard, but our esteemed mayor Richard M. Daley has proposed granting liquor licenses...

Daley Wants More Booze In Chicago's Airports

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley has already more than doubled the number of lakefront liquor licenses to attract mid-to-upscale restaurants. Now, he wants to make liqu...

The WORST Airports In America: J.D. Power (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the latest evaluation of the nation's airports, America's fliers are mostly a truly disgruntled bunch. The survey, conducted by J.D....

O'Hare, Midway Delays Among Country's Longest

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

But if you're waiting in Chicago, your wait could be a long one -- the average wait for a delayed flight at a Chicago airport was 65.7 minutes....

Peotone Airport Debate: Controversial Third Chicago Airport Gets $100 Million Boost

Chicago Tribune | Joel Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They don't agree on much, but proponents and opponents of the controversial proposal for an airport in Peotone say the $100 million set aside for the ...

Traffic Plunges At O'Hare, Midway Airports

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The economy's taking a toll on Chicago's airports. New figures show traffic at O'Hare Airport is down to its lowest level in at least 15 years -- to ...

O'Hare Expansion Dispute Continues

Chicago Tribune | Art Barnum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The battle over the O'Hare airport expansion continued today with attorneys for Bensenville telling appellate court justices that Chicago's continued ...

Airport Revenues Continue To Decline

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If only Thanksgiving came along every week, Chicago airports could lift the city through rough economic times. But airport-generated revenues are slu...

Economy Hurting Regional Airports

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Airlines have had a tough go of it recently. Fuel prices and tepid travel demand have forced them to cut flights and capacity. That means trouble for ...

Midway Beats O'Hare For On-Time Flights

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's O'Hare Airport did not fare well in a ranking of on-time statistics for the country's major airports. Of the 32 major U.S. airports, Midway...

O'Hare Delays Are New York's Fault: Transportation Secretary

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago can blame New York, at least in part. Federal officials say many of the delays plaguing O'Hare International Airport are due to congestion at...

Manicures And Vegan Food: Coming Soon To Chicago's Airports?

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard Rodriguez would like hungry passengers to have more choices of ethnic foods to buy while traveling through Chicago's airports. As the city's ...

Midway Airport Privatized In $2.5 Billion Deal

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley says the city has reached a landmark agreement to privatize Midway Airport for $2.521 billion. The deal will net the city more th...

FAA Computer Glitch Delaying Flights At O'Hare, Midway and Around Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Computer Problems at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Georgia are delaying flights at O'Hare, Midway and other airports around the countr...