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.
State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules
FAA Calls For Nearly $2 Million Fine Against Drone Company SkyPanCBS 2’s Audrina Bigos has more on the unprecedented lawsuit.
Aldermen Propose Restrictions On Flying Drones In Chicago Two key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Board Delays Vote To Require Permits To Fly Drones In Chicago ParksEnthusiast Christopher Morrison spotted the agenda item and told the board a response so simplistic could do more harm than good, prompting some to fly drones over residential neighborhoods, through back yards or in other places that could be deemed inappropriate.
Park District Might Require Permits To Fly Drones In ParksAccording to a copy of the proposal, while Park District officials acknowledge flying drones is a popular hobby, and also has practical business purposes, it might “also pose potential risks to children, families and individuals who visit Park District property.”
Illinois State Police Get Federal Approval To Use DronesThe police agency announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized what it calls its Unmanned Aircraft System program. The announcement says the program "is not being implemented for surveillance purposes."
ComEd, IIT Team Up To Use Drones To Inspect Power LinesThe Federal Aviation Administration has authorized ComEd to use drones to streamline the inspection of its power lines.
Drone Crash At White House Raises Wider Security ConcernsLow-flying drones have become increasingly sophisticated and affordable instruments that authorities worry could also become tools for terrorists or others meaning to do harm.
Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Drone Use In Hunting And FishingThe use of drones for hunting has sparked debate across the country, as animal rights groups believe it is cruel, and many serious hunters believe it makes the sport too easy.
Expert: Spike In Drone Use Creates High Risk Of AccidentsDrones have become so popular in the skies above America, a Chicago transportation expert said the federal government needs to do more about the dangers of a possible mid-air accident.
FAA Probes Aerial Video Shot At Lollapalooza; Was It Generated By A Drone?The Federal Aviation Administration is working on restrictions and regulations for unmanned aircraft, such as drones.