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Faith Vilas (Credit: Helen Marshall)

Granddaughter Recreates Historic Lake Michigan Flight

A 61-year-old native of Evanston has duplicated the historic flight that her grandfather made 100 years ago today.

07/01/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Trotter Case Should Play Out In Court

Gov. Pat Quinn was side-stepping questions about State Sen. Donne Trotter’s arrest on Wednesday for allegedly trying to carry a handgun onto a flight at O’Hare International Airport, saying the judicial process should play out in court.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged with a felony after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his bag as he went through security at O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 5, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

State Sen. Donne Trotter Arrested For Trying To Take Gun On Plane

An Illinois state senator running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to bring a gun onto a plane at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

The skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Onion Sparks Anger With Picture Of Plane Flying Into Willis Tower

Headline: Sears Extremists Fly Plane Into Willis Tower. To the satirical newspaper “The Onion”, that’s comedy–the kind their writers have been doing for decades. However, many people believe any humor about the tragedy of Sept. 11 crosses the line.

08/06/2012

A United Express flight from Chicago skidded off a runway in Ottawa, Canada, on Sept. 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Plane From Chicago Skids Off Runway In Ottawa

A plane from Chicago skidded off a runway in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2011

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Safe After Runway Incident

The Federal Aviation Administration says it was investigating an incident involving an Air National Guard plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama.

CBS 2–04/19/2011