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Illinois State Capitol

Quinn Makes Minor Changes To $35.7B Budget

The Chicago Democrat cut $250 million for renovations to the state Capitol from the $35.7 billion spending plan, saying the state can’t afford to move forward with improvements this year. He also said he has directed state agencies to make additional cuts, including selling half the state’s 21 airplanes.

06/30/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

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The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window Seats

The jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.

03/06/2014

Greyhound Bus

Study: Short-Haul Travelers Opting For Buses, Trains To Use Electronic Devices

An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.

WBBM Newsradio–06/25/2013

US Airways Flight 1549

Many Airliners Flying Without Life Rafts

There are major airliners flying planes without potentially life-saving gear — life rafts. These rafts can protect passengers from frigid and fast-moving water when a plane has to emergency ditch in the water.

CBS 2–09/21/2011

O'Hare Air Traffic Control Tower

Planes Nearly Collide At O’Hare After Biden Landed

Two regional jets reportedly came within 300 hundred feet of each other at O’Hare on Monday, minutes after Vice President Joe Biden’s plane landed.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011