Aurora

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Radar Center In Aurora Fully Operational More Than Two Weeks After Fire

The FAA radar center in Aurora is fully back up and running after a fire more than two weeks ago damaged the facility, sending air travel across the country into a tail-spin. A contract worker is accused of setting that fire.

10/13/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Sabotaged Air Traffic Center Reopening

The Federal Aviation Administration says teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

10/12/2014

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts FAA For Lack Of Backup For Crippled Air Traffic Center

“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

Passengers stuck at O'Hare after fire at FAA radar facility. (Credit:  Dayna Eubanks)

FAA Launches Review; Two Weeks Before Aurora Air Control Facility Repaired

Repairs may take another two weeks to fully restore operations the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora after a deliberately set fire crippled flight operations at O’Hare and Midway airports.

09/29/2014

Skies above the Chicago area were virtually empty Friday morning, due to a ground stop at O'Hare and Midway airports, because of a fire at an FAA radar facility. (Credit: FlightAware)

Extensive Damage May Shutter Radar Facility For Days

The damage done by a disgruntled contractor at the FAA radar facility in Aurora was so extensive that the center might not be operational for several days.

09/26/2014

Three employees of a KFC in Aurora were shot during a robbery attempt Thursday night. (Credit: CBS)

Three KFC Workers Shot In Aurora; Three Suspects In Custody

Two suspects entered a KFC in the 1300 block of East New York Street around 8:30 p.m. and announced a robbery, Aurora police said.

09/04/2014

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Man, 73, Killed In Aurora Crash

A Sugar Grove man was killed after the pickup he was driving crashed into a pole in west suburban Aurora Friday afternoon.

08/23/2014

Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.

08/20/2014

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Man Killed, Girlfriend Wounded In Aurora Shooting

A man was killed and his girlfriend was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in west suburban Aurora.

08/16/2014

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McDonald’s: 2014 Sales Forecast ‘At Risk’ In Wake Of Meat Scandal

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.

08/04/2014

Sheldon Lavin (R), CEO of the OSI Group, and OSI president David McDonald (L) attend a press conference over the recent expired meat scandal in Shanghai on July 28, 2014. McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu, it was reported on July 28, after the key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.  Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and later detained five officials from the OSI subsidiary which operated it, Shanghai Husi Food Co. (Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Supplier: China Unit Fell Short Of Standards

OSI Group, based in Aurora, Illinois, will create a “quality control center” at its Shanghai Husi Food Co., and will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) on a food safety education campaign. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.

07/28/2014

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Two Critically Wounded In Aurora Drive-By Shootings

Two Aurora men were critically injured in drive-by shootings in the western suburb Friday night.

07/26/2014

A pony that was found early Sunday morning in Aurora. (Credit: city of Aurora)

Police Searching For Owner Of Pony Found Wandering Around Aurora

Police are searching for the owner of a pony found wandering around Aurora early Sunday.

07/15/2014

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Prosecutors: Aurora Man Tried To Sell Air Freshener Beads As Crack Cocaine

A west suburban Aurora man, who allegedly crushed up air freshener beads and attempted to sell them as crack cocaine, was charged with two felonies on Monday.

07/03/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

3 Wounded In Aurora Shooting

A group of people were in the backyard of a home when they were approached by a man with a gun. The shooter fired several shots, striking three people.

06/24/2014

Children have the opportunity to drive an excavator during the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek on June 13, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Archaeological Dig Examines Outhouse Contents At Aurora’s Oldest Home

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports they have been digging in two locations on the property where there were once outhouses dating to 1857 and 1870.

06/14/2014

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