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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...

Dick Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage That Caused Massive Flight Delays

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional con...

Arrival And Departure Rankings Trouble Chicago Airports

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's two international airports landed at the bottom of the U.S. Transportation Department's ranking of on-time arrival and depa...

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...

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled At O'Hare, Midway

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — About 1,000 flights have been canceled as a winter storm bears down on the Midwest. The bulk of the flights are at Chicago's O'Hare a...

Midway Back In Business After Power Outage, 4-Hour Shutdown

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Planes are flying again at Chicago's Midway International Airport after a nearly four-hour shutdown caused by a lack of runway lights. Chi...

Rash Leads To Monkeypox Scare On Chicago Flight

AP | DON BABWIN and GRETCHEN EHLKE | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Bedbugs. The biting pests that infest hotels appear to be the source of red marks on a Minnesota woman that prompted health officials to q...

Southwest Investigating Close Call At Midway Airport

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says it's cooperating with federal officials investigating a close call on a runway in Chicago last month. A Southw...

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...

Memorial Day Travel: 1.1 Million Travelers Expected At O'Hare, Midway

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — More than a million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago's airports during the Memorial Day travel period. The Chicago Depa...

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,...

Cuban Cigar Crackdown: Chicago Airports Confiscating More Cigars Than Ever

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — It's an unintended consequence of the fight against terrorism that's left some cigar aficionados fuming: Terrorists in Yemen try to se...

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...