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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...

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. ...

Airfield Lighting Outage Closed 4 Of O'Hare's 7 Runways

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An airfield lighting outage has forced the shutdown of more than half of the runways at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, delaying fl...

Airports Suing FAA Over Planned Tower Shutdowns

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 03.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic contr...

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...

Boeing Engineers Use Spuds To Improve In-Air Wi-Fi

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If the wireless Internet connection during your holiday flight seems more reliable than it used to, you could have the humble potato to tha...

Chicago Airports' Incentive To Create 'Terminal Bliss'

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Getting stranded at an airport once meant enduring hours of boredom in a kind of travel purgatory with nothing to eat but fast food. These ...

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...

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 ...

Report Raises Questions About Near Misses At O'Hare

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Federal transportation investigators released a preliminary report Monday about two near midair collisions at Chicago's O'Hare Internationa...

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...

Chicago's O'Hare Still 2nd Busiest US Airport

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

O'Hare 2nd Busiest Airport In Nation: Chicago Airport Undergoing Expansion

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...

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...

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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...

O'Hare Expansion Work Poses Safety Risks, FAA Says

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A cargo plane nearly crashed into a fence as it took off and several other aircraft also had close calls during major construction over sev...

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...

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...

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...