The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.


Parked cars in the Little Village neighborhood. (CBS)

Fallout From Airport Snag: Shortage Of Rental Cars

On Tuesday, smoke at an air traffic control facility disrupted travel at both Chicago airports, grounding hundreds of flights and stranding passengers, forcing many of them to rent cars.



7 Simple Tricks To Beat Jet Lag

No matter how seasoned you are as a traveler, you will get jet lag. Though jet lag can’t be avoided, it can be minimized on your next vacation with these seven tips.


No one was injured Monday when a helicopter crashed in Lansing, Ill. with two aboard. (Courtney Gousman/CBS 2)

No One Injured In Copter Crash At Lansing Airport

A Robinson Helicopter R-22 Beta crashed about 6:45 p.m. Monday during a training exercise at Lansing Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.


A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

More Than 1,100 Flights Canceled At O’Hare, Midway

The snow has only just started falling in Chicago, but airlines have already cancelled more than 1,100 flights at Chicago’s two major airports, with up to 10 inches of snow expected to fall by the end of the day.


State Sen. Donne Trotter reportedly is employed by Allpoints Security, which allows him to carry a concealed weapon. (CBS)

Security Company Won’t Confirm Whether It Employs Gun-Carrying Lawmaker

A spokesman for a security firm that reputedly employs state Sen. Donne Trotter couldn’t confirm Friday whether the lawmaker holds a position that allows him to carry a concealed weapon. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


(credit: Pilar Clark)

Guide To: O’Hare Airport

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) provides globetrotters with more connections to more destinations than any other airport in the world. With travelers totaling around 200,000 on a daily basis, O’Hare received the Global Traveler Award for “Best Airport in North America” for the tenth consecutive year in a row.


Fire Graphic

No One Hurt During Fire, Irving Park Road Reopened

Authorities are investigating after a fire started overnight at a mobile office unit and spread to a building nearby at a concrete business in northwest suburban Schaumburg.


Peotone (CBS)

Cash-Strapped Ill. Government Moving Ahead With Peotone Land Buys

State government is still awash in red ink, but Gov. Pat Quinn is adamant that a capital project to develop a south suburban airport will move forward.


O'Hare Travelers

East Coast Snow Still Delaying Chicago Flights

Airline flight troubles to the East Coast continued to have a ripple effect in Chicago today.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2010

Penny Moroney

Woman Compares Airport Security Pat-Down To Sexual Assault

Some flyers say new security measures meant to prevent terror in the air amount to just groping on the ground. One Chicago-area woman compares her experience to sexual assault. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

CBS 2–11/17/2010

Two bodies were found in a small pond in Gary Indiana. (CBS)

Divers Remove 2 Bodies From Gary Pond

Dive teams have pulled two bodies out of a pond near Gary-Chicago Airport, where two fisherman disappeared last week.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010