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About 80 seriously ill children got to take a flight to the "North Pole" (Gate C20 at O'Hare International Airport) to meet Santa Claus, thanks to a team effort by the Starlight Children's Foundation and United Airlines. (Credit: CBS)

Seriously Ill Kids Fly To “North Pole” To Meet Santa

When a child is seriously ill, a parent will do just about anything to make him or her happy. One children’s charity teamed up with United Airlines this weekend in Chicago to help several parents of seriously ill kids very happy.

12/09/2013

Eugenio Rodriguez (Supplied to CBS)

Man Dies On Flight From Seoul To Chicago

About four hours in to the 12-hour flight from Seoul, Eugenio Rodriguez began to feel sick.

11/27/2013

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Japan-Bound Flight Returns To O’Hare With Ill Passenger, Who Later Dies

The 81-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately being released, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

10/07/2013

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)

Small Fire Inside Cabin Forces Plane Back To O’Hare

A lithium camcorder battery stowed in an overhead compartment shorted out aboard American Flight 1159, bound for St. Louis.

09/26/2013

(Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images)

Best Places In Chicago To Propose

Here are a few proposal spots you may not have considered with various tastes in mind.

08/31/2013

Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Reno to Chicago use a portable staircase to get off their flight, after the plane blew two tires while landing at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo courtesy Ron Reeves)

Flight From Reno Blows Two Tires After Landing At O’Hare

Passengers on a flight from Reno had to get off their plane on a portable staircase at O’Hare International Airport on Monday, after the aircraft blew two tires while landing.

07/29/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

First Boeing 787 Makes Flight Since Grounding Over Battery Problems

A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January.

04/27/2013

Spirit Airlines

2 Investigators: Questions Surround Man’s Death On Airplane

A Chicago man onboard a spirit airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago this past Monday died and 2 investigator Pam Zekman has learned there are questions about emergency training for staff and medical equipment on board that plane.

04/10/2013

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Chicago Man Dies Aboard O’Hare-Bound Plane

Christopher Allen, of the 3500 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center after he was found unresponsive aboard the the Spirit Airlines flight.

04/09/2013

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

When Is The Best Time To Get The Cheapest Flights? Experts Crunch The Data

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reviews the specially conducted research.

02/01/2013

Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, on the plane to Denver with one of his attorneys, Aaron Goldstein, on Thursday March 15, 2011. (CBS)

Blago’s Chicago-To-Denver Flight: Autographs, Jokes, A Few Silent Moments

Rod Blagojevich’s cross-country journey to federal prison Thursday was one of the most scrutinized trips in recent memory for a public figure. CBS 2 was there.

03/15/2012

Passengers videotape a disturbance aboard a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight Friday in Texas. (Courtesy: Stephen Termunde)

Plane To Chicago Delayed In Dallas After Struggle With Flight Attendant

Passengers say the flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 2332 showed early signs of erratic behavior. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

(File Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

United Flight Returns To O’Hare After Bird Strike

A United airlines flight was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon, after striking one or more birds.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

American Airlines

Chicago-Bound Flight Returns To Phoenix After Smoke Reported

An American Airlines flight headed to Chicago was forced to return to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the pilot reported light smoke in the cabin.

05/15/2011

Flight Disruption

Man Subdued After Disrupting Flight To Chicago

Two flights to and from Chicago were disrupted by unruly passengers in a period of 24 hours this weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

American Flight

AA Flight Diverted Into O’Hare Due To Passenger

A Paris-bound American Airlines flight from Dallas had an unexpected stop at O’Hare after an unruly passenger prompted the pilots to make an unscheduled landing.

CBS 2–04/06/2011

A Chicago-bound American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday. (CBS)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Dayton, Ohio

A plane headed for Chicago made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning, and two passengers were taken to the hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

Whooping Crane

Whooping Cranes To Fly Through Chicago Area

Endangered whooping cranes may soon be flying through the Chicago region as they migrate from Florida to their home turf in central Wisconsin.

03/22/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

United Jet From O’Hare Skids Off Runway In Ohio

A United Express plane flying from O’Hare International Airport skidded off the runway as it landed in Ohio early this morning.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011