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You Won't Believe How Long This Airport Security Line Is

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel

Travelers flying out of Chicago's Midway International Airport encountered extremely long lines to pass the TSA checkpoint on Thursday. One user share...

Chicago Airport's Security Line Was Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel

Holiday travelers faced a literal nightmare on Sunday morning when the line for security checks at Midway Airport in Chicago was reportedly over a mil...

Take our Poll: Capitol Doors -- Sound Investment or Insane Boondoggle?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin is a staunch defender of the state Capitol refurbishing project that cost more than $50 million and included historically correct copper doors that cost $670,000.

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.

Emanuel on Letterman: Chicago Mayor "Best Job Ever'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Hear Emanuel's response and his thoughts on gun control, Syria and running a president's staff -- plus a pretty good impression of his former boss, Bill Clinton -- in the video.

2014: Former Govs. Thompson, Edgar endorse Dillard

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kirk Dillard already had the endorsement of former Gov. Jim Edgar, for whom Dillard was chief of staff before launching his Illinois Senate career in 1993.

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...

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...

Midway Privatization Gets Green Light From FAA, City Looks For Bids

Posted 01.19.2013 | Chicago

City officials wasted no time seeking bids for a public-private partnership at Chicago Midway International Airport after getting Federal Aviation Adm...

WATCH: Freight Train Derails On Southwest Side

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Traffic was shut down near Midway Airport on Chicago's Southwest Side early Friday after a freight train derailed, causing cars to hang over the overp...

WATCH: Man Without Boarding Pass Gets On Plane

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

A Tuesday evening boarding pass security breach at Chicago's Midway International Airport has become the subject of a Chicago police and Transportatio...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Bill Would Make It Harder For States To Lease Roads, Airports To Wall Street | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced the introduction of a bill that could make it considerably more difficult for cash-strapped states a...

WATCH: Plane Careens Off Tarmac At Midway In Heavy Rains

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

Heavy rainfall in the Chicago area caused a scare -- but no injuries -- for the 134 passengers and crew aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1919 on Tuesd...

PHOTOS: Chicago Digs Out After Third Biggest Snow Storm EVER

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 20.2 inches of snow that fell by midday in Chicago made the storm the city's third-largest on record, with still more coming down. The storm was,...

Midway Ranks Last In On-Time Departures... A Good Sign?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Midway Airport has ranked last in on-time departures in a survey of major airports -- and that might not be such a bad sign. Two new sets of numbers ...

City Approves 24/7 Liquor Carts At Midway, O'Hare

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration's push to allow liquor to be sold at more places in Chicago took another step Wednesday as aldermen approved around-the-clock...

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...

Morgan Stanley Scores Huge Deal With Cash-Strapped Chicago For Parking

Bloomberg | Darrell Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chicago drivers will pay a Morgan Stanley-led partnership at least $11.6 billion to park at city meters over the next 75 years, 10 times what Mayor Ri...

Midway Airport To Receive The Next Wave Of Body Scanners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After causing quite a stir at their first introduction, full-body scanners are expanding to airports across the country with little fanfare. Chicago'...

Daley: Midway Privatization Should Wait For Better Market

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"You need a good market," Daley said, speaking to reporters after marching in the Polish Constitution Day parade downtown Chicago. "So far, we don't t...

Customs Supervisor Accused Of Taking Bribes

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Customs supervisor at Midway Airport has been indicted for allegedly taking about $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign employees of three area ...

O'Hare, Midway Airports Fall In Customer Satisfaction Scores

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's airports have gotten worse in the eyes of travelers, with O'Hare ranked 14th out of 19 big airports nationwide and Midway no longer No. 1 am...

Chicago Flight Delays, Cancellations: O'Hare and Midway Slammed By Storm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Flights were delayed or canceled by all major airlines Tuesday as Chicago braced for up to 14 inches of snow. City Department of Aviation officials s...