City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
Family Sues City After Daughter's Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian ShelterTierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.
2 Investigators: Rusted O'Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed WomanThe structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Persistent Delays Raise Questions About O'Hare PromisesJetliners roared down O'Hare's newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation's busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.
O'Hare Getting $782 Million Consolidated Rental Car FacilityCity officials broke ground Thursday on a new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare International Airport, designed to bring every rental car agency under one roof, and reduce traffic congestion on airport terminal roadways.
Mayor Emanuel Names Ginger Evans As New City Aviation CommisionerGinger Evans is the vice president of engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
AP Probe Details 5 O'Hare Perimeter Breaches Since 2004Chicago's airports have experienced five breaches of perimeter security over the past 11 years, including one this January when a man armed with a pistol drove past a checkpoint.
Congressmen Call On City To Open New O'Hare Noise Complaint LineThe hotline issue emerged after city aviation officials rolled out new numbers showing monthly complaints to it had soared between September, 2013 — the last full month before new flight paths debuted — and July 2014.
Aldermen Vent Frustrations About Increased O'Hare NoiseAt a City Council budget hearing on Friday, Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino had to handle several pointed questions about the noise at O’Hare International Airport.
O'Hare Travelers Getting An Earful From Daylong Fire Alarm TestGoing to the airport can be enough of a chore in and of itself, but on Thursday, travelers at O'hare International Airport will have to endure the extra headache of listening to fire alarms going off all day.
Midway Airport Had Record 20 Million Passengers Last YearIn 2013, Midway International Airport recorded its highest passenger total in its 86-year history.
City Fighting TSA Plan To Shift Security Responsibility For Exit LanesThe Transportation Security Administration plans to stop paying for the security officers who staff exits from secured areas at O’Hare and Midway airports next year.