Midway Airport


Boy, 8, Plunges At Least 20 Feet At Midway Airport

Police say an 8-year-old boy was being treated for minor injuries Tuesday, after he either jumped or fell 25 to 30 feet from the ticketing area at Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Lisa Sievers of Minnesota is the passenger whose medical symptoms created the health scare at Midway Airport. (CBS)

Delta Passenger Explains Medical Scare That Quarantined Jet At Midway

Lise Sievers is the passenger whose curious medical symptoms caused a health scare at Midway Airport. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with the Minnesota resident.


The scene on a Delta Airlines plane on Thursday after it was placed under quarantine at Midway Airport. (Credit: Kayla Maree Sanders via Twitter)

Crews Quarantine Delta Airliner At Midway–For Passenger With Bug Bites

A suspected medical problem with a passenger on a Delta Airlines flight led emergency crews to quarantine the plane at Midway Airport on Thursday.


Midway Airport Hazmat

Leaky Luggage Prompts Hazmat Response At Midway

A substance leaking from a piece of luggage prompted a hazardous materials response at Midway International Airport Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

Mayor Emanuel: Time To Speed Up Trains To O’Hare, Midway

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s evaluating plans to shave up to 12 minutes off CTA travel times between downtown and O’Hare Airport and Midway Airports, a goal he views as more attainable than his predecessor’s dream of an express train to O’Hare.


Midway Airport

Travel Guide Ranks Midway Airport Among World’s Worst

Travelers love the low fares and fast lines at Midway International Airport, but a leading travel Web site has ranked it one of the worst in the whole world.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines’ $19 Billion Order Biggest In Boeing History

Chicago-based Boeing has landed it the largest aircraft order in its history.


Midway International Airport

Ordinance Would Restrict Building Heights In Midway Flight Paths

Anyone trying to build a tall building near Midway Airport will be subject to some restrictions if a new proposed city ordinance passes.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

(John Moore/ Getty Images)

Motorists Heading To Midway Airport Will Deal With Detours

City officials are warning travelers to factor in extra time to get to the airport. The ramps are expected to be closed for the next year.


(Photo: O'Hare Airport Guide) credit: Pilar Clark

Hurricane Irene Affecting Travelers In Chicago

While East Coast residents are dealing with Hurricane Irene, travelers in Chicago are changing their plans after airlines are reporting more delays and cancellations Saturday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2011

Thousands were stranded at O'Hare airport after over 350 flights were canceled Tuesday night due to winds that exceeded 100 miles per hour.  (Credit: BALLA773 via Twitter)

Thousands Without Power After Storm

Trains have been stopped and thousands are without power after severe weather, which prompted tornado warnings, moved through the Chicago area Tuesday evening.


Midway Airport

Durbin Plan Would Essentially Kill Attempt To Sell Midway

A deal to privatize Midway Airport may be off the table now, but a proposal from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin would probably kill it indefinitely.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Over 1 Million To Travel Through Chicago Airports For Memorial Day

More than a million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago’s two major airports during the Memorial Day travel period, according to aviation officials. Friday is expected to be the busiest single travel day of the weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off the runway at Midway. (CBS)

Southwest Airlines Flight Slides Off Runway At Midway

A Southwest Airlines flight slid off the runway at Midway Airport this afternoon and into the mud.

CBS 2–04/26/2011


Rain In Chicago Causing Flight Cancellations, Flood Advisory

More than 220 flights have been canceled at Chicago’s airports Sunday due to rain conditions in the Chicago area that have triggered a flood advisory.


A frieght train derailment closed Central Avenue near 55th Street. (CBS)

Freight Train Derailment Closes Central Avenue Near Midway

Motorists traveling around Midway Airport are being advised to seek alternate routes after a freight train derailment closed Central Avenue near 55th Street.


63rd Street Barricade

Man Barricades Himself In Southwest Side Home

An elderly man has barricaded himself inside a home in the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011

O'Hare Travelers

UPDATE: Hundreds Of Travelers Stranded At Chicago Airports

Getting home from the holidays is on hold for hundreds of thousands of travelers. The massive blizzard that buried the East Coast has left people stranded at airports all over the country, including here in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010

Midway Body Scanner

Full-Body Scanners Online At Midway

Travelers at Midway International Airport now need to go through an extra layer of security.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

Midway Airport

Privatization Plans On Hold For Midway

Privatization plans are on hold once again for Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010