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FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Brian Howard Was High Before Setting Radar Center Fire, Sources Say

The man who allegedly sabotaged the air traffic navigation center in Aurora has admitted that he was high when he decided to set the fire to computer server racks in the building’s basement and shutting down flight operations at Chicago’s two major airports.

09/30/2014

FBI

Suspect In Air-Traffic Disaster Apologizes Online For ‘Leaving Big Mess’

Brian Howard was charged in federal court with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, the FBI said in a news release.

09/26/2014

Midway Airport is crowded Friday. (CBS)

Shutdown Of Chicago Airports Creates Woes For Travelers

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talked with some of the stranded passengers.

09/26/2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Quinn: State Police Help Investigate Airport Disruption

The governor says it will take an investigation of how a worker set fire at the suburban air traffic control facility before officials can start to talk about how to prevent something like this from happening again.

09/26/2014

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Six Strange Items Found At Airports By TSA

Workers for the Transportation Security Administration find the darndest things in the bags of the traveling public.

07/14/2014

Photo Of Foggy Highway

Flights Canceled, Delayed As ‘Dense Fog’ Advisory Issued In Chicago

The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for areas near Lake Michigan in Cook and Lake counties about 7:30 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.

06/20/2014

A US government official with the State Department's Passport Services reaches for a new blank US Passport. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants U.S. To Publish List Of Airports With Lax Passport Screening

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has proposed legislation that would require the federal government to tell air travelers which airports don’t adequately check passengers for stolen passports.

04/11/2014

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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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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.

03/07/2014

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Uncovered: The Best Time To Buy The Cheapest Plane Ticket

A recent study pinpoints the best time to buy the cheapest airline tickets. Read on for tips on booking your next vacation on a budget.

03/05/2014

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The World’s 7 Best Airport Coffee Shops

It’s not easy to find a decent cup of coffee when traveling. So we scoured the world’s airports in search of the best cafes and java joints, and came back with our top seven.

02/26/2014

Some of the weapons found by the TSA this month. (Credit: TSA Blog)

What The TSA Found In Checked Bags This Month

In the first two weeks of December, airport security agents discovered a total of 71 firearms at the nation’s airports, including 60 that were loaded.

12/16/2013

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What To Do At America’s 10 Most Delayed Airports

Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.

11/27/2013

A Gurnee resident uses a snowblower on Feb. 8, 2013, after a winter storm dumped 4 to 8 inches of snow on the northern suburbs overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Worst Of Snow Storm Misses City, But Drops Up To 8 Inches In North Suburbs

The snow had largely stopped overnight, but flurries were expected to continue Friday morning.

02/07/2013

Fog at Chicago's O'Hare airport. (CBS)

Fog Causes Delays For Thanksgiving Travel

A dense fog blanketing Chicago is affecting Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday.

11/21/2012

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

Chicagoans Struggle To Get Home From East Coast, Airline Travel Slowly Resumes

Airline travel to and from the east coast is starting up again. Planes are taking off from New York’s JFK Airport. However, LaGuardia is still closed.

10/31/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Crime Commission Blasts Gambling Expansion Plan

The Chicago Crime Commission on Wednesday said that legislation to allow for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois is “deeply flawed” and would be bad for the state.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Seeks To Ease Privatization Of Public Assets

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is introducing legislation that could lead to more privatization of public assets across the United States.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Calls Gambling Expansion Bill ‘Excessive’

Gov. Pat Quinn has called the pending gambling expansion bill “excessive.”

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

A plow clears snow in front of a United Airlines jet at O'Hare Airport  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Conditions Starting To Improve At Chicago Airports

Conditions at both Chicago airports are improving Wednesday night after a blizzard forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights in and out of the city.

02/02/2011

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