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Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

If you want to know what government controlled health care will be like, look at the Orwellian mess at any American airport.

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 ...

Which Way for O'Hare Express?

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Mayor Daley's vision for a high-speed train from O'Hare to a "superstation" under Block 37 at State and Randolph faces major hurdles.

UPDATE: City Approves Another $1 Billion For O'Hare Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The city council approved the $1 billion bond measure for the O'Hare expansion project, but demurred on annexing 271 acres of neighboring B...

Suspected Of Terrorism 'Dry Run,' Yemeni Men Now Freed Without Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Two Yemeni men arrested on arrival from the United States on suspicion they may have been conducting a dry run for an a...

A Beauty Junkie Goes Flying (Off the Handle)

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Gerit Quealy

I love to fly. Love it. Take-off and landing, bumpy or smooth. Don't even mind turbulence. What I do mind -- yep, here it comes -- is the business around flying.

Added Flights At O'Hare Could Lead To More Delays

Chicago Tribune | June 7, 2010 8:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Travelers at O'Hare International Airport face delays this summer that could be easily avoided if the airlines simply overcame their penchant for jamm...

O'Hare Expansion: Bensenville Home Demolition To Begin Today

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After long delays, work begins today to demolish more than 500 vacant homes and businesses in northwest suburban Bensenville to make way for the final...

Feds Seize $1.2M Of Chinese Knockoff Electronics At O'Hare

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal agents at O'Hare Airport intercepted 25 cartons of counterfeit electronics coming in from China and bound for Florida. An estimated $1.2 milli...

O'Hare Traffic Officer Demands $10 Bribe In Exchange For Dropping Parking Ticket

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Let's do something. You buy me lunch and don't worry about the camera. I'll work on it," Martinez said Hughes told her, his hand on her Nissan Rogue'...

Flash Flood Warning; O'Hare Cancels 145 Flights Due To Rain Storms

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over a hundred flights are delayed as Chicago copes with flood-like conditions Thursday morning. Flights in and out of O'Hare Airport are delayed 45 ...

Raquel Welch: O'Hare Security Alarm Triggered By Welch's Bustier After Oprah Interview

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago native Raquel Welch was back in her home town on Tuesday, taping an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The 70s sex symbol is still turning heads --...

O'Hare Expansion: City Cannot Remove Graves From Nearby Cemetery

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state appellate court granted a temporary restraining order Thursday night, stopping the City of Chicago from relocating any more graves from the hi...

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...

Cemetery To Be Bulldozed For O'Hare Expansion

ABC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A DuPage County judge ruled a cemetery must be sold to the city of Chicago so the O'Hare Expansion Project can be completed....

Grandmother Allegedly Kidnapped By Grandson Is Found Safe

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Ohio grandmother kidnapped Thursday allegedly by a grandson and three other people was found safe this morning and the suspects arrested by Chicago...

United Airlines Sends Relief Flight To Haiti (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A United Airlines flight left O'Hare International Airport Wednesday morning, bearing supplies and aid workers bound for Haiti. Walgreens donated 15,...

O'Hare Delays: 50 More Flights Canceled (UPDATE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the entire Midwest recovers from a brutal snowstorm Thursday, flight patterns are returning to normal at Chicago's two major airports. . Four hund...

After Parking Meters, Five Other Public Assets Daley Could Sell

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After draining reserve funds generated by city asset sales, Mayor Daley has hitched Chicago's financial future to continuing the Great Chicago sell-of...

O'Hare Expected To Be Nation's Busiest Airport For Thanksgiving

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you're flying out of O'Hare International Airport for the holidays, you're going to have lots and lots of company....

FAA Flight Delays: O'Hare, Midway Flights Back On Track After Computer Glitch Caused Delays

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The FAA computer glitch has been resolved, though problems continue to ripple across the country from the nearly five hour computer outage. Ge...

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....

CPD 2,000 Officers Short Of Full Strength

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Heading into year No. 2 of a hiring slowdown, the Chicago Police Department is now nearly 2,000 officers short of its authorized strength of 13,500, c...

Bensenville Ends Multi-Decade Fight With O'Hare Over Airport Expansion

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A David-and-Goliath legal battle that pitted a small suburb against the city of Chicago over the expansion of O'Hare International Air...