During a dry run, a "Flugtag" vehicle gets pushed into Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Red Bull ‘Flugtag’ Event Called Off

Organizers have called off the Red Bull Flugtag event, in which handmade gliders plummet into Lake Michigan, due to what they have termed “unsafe marine conditions.”

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Cancels Summer Classes At 12 Schools Due To Extreme Heat

As the heat ratchets up above 100 degrees Thursday, the Chicago Public Schools are canceling classes in 10 buildings that do not have working air conditioning.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

South Shore Train

South Shore Tells Riders To Avoid Travel During Summit, If Possible

A warning for Northwest Indiana commuters: Avoid traveling on the South Shore train line during the NATO Summit.


Mayor Richard M. Daley celebrates with his wife Maggie after winning a record sixth term as mayor of Chicago at the Chicago Hilton February 27, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Daley will surpasses his father's record of being Chicago's longest-serving mayor after he serves his full term. His father, Richard J. Daley died in office after serving 21 years as mayor.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Daley Cancels Travel Plans To Be With Ailing Wife

Retired Mayor Richard M. Daley has canceled his travel schedule and speaking engagements to be with his ailing wife.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Tribune RedEye To Drop Saturday Edition

Effective at the beginning of next month, the Chicago Tribune will drop the Saturday edition of its free RedEye publication.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

South Side Irish

Could South Side Irish Parade Return?

Could there again be a South Side Irish parade next March?

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Could July 3 Fireworks Ever Make A Comeback?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says, essentially, “Who knows,” when asked about bringing back Chicago’s July 3rd Fireworks show.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In Batavia

As the city and suburbs deal with budget troubles, more of them are scrapping planned fireworks shows for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. But in Batavia, the show will go on.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Lake Michigan Fireworks

Waukegan Is Latest Suburb To Cut July 4 Fireworks

It’s getting tougher to find a fireworks display for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as yet another suburb is canceling to save money.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (Handout/Getty Images)

Downstate Mitsubishi Workers Won’t Go Idle This Year

Workers at the Mitsubishi plant in downstate Normal have just learned some good news.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011


Chicago Schools Cancel Classes For First Time Since 1999

Chicago Public Schools classes have been canceled for Wednesday–for the first time since 1999–as the Blizzard of 2011 blows into Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

More Than 1,200 Flights Canceled At O’Hare, Midway

The worst of the blizzard is yet to come, but already, airlines have canceled more than 650 flights at O’Hare and Midway international airports.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Legislators Cancel Sessions Over Snowstorm

The blizzard that is set to clobber Chicago later this week will also sock downstate Illinois, and both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have canceled their sessions as a precaution.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Snow Grounds More Than 200 Flights

More than 200 flights have been canceled at O’Hare and Midway airports following a lake effect storm that dumped nearly four inches of snow in parts of Chicago, and more than nine inches in one northern suburb.