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Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Midway Airport Had Record 20 Million Passengers Last Year

In 2013, Midway International Airport recorded its highest passenger total in its 86-year history.

01/28/2014

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Southwest Flight From Chicago Lands At Wrong Airport

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for the main airport in Branson, Mo., instead touched down at a much smaller nearby airfield that gave the pilots only half as much room to stop.

01/13/2014

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions, Travel Delays

Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.

01/07/2014

A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds More Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

Travel headaches continued Monday morning at Chicago’s airports, thanks to the frigid conditions.

01/06/2014

Crowds of travelers inside Midway Airport waiting for their flights  recently. (Credit: Erik White/CBS)

Southwest Cancels 130 Flights At Midway Due To Winter Storm

Southwest was facing major backups early Friday, a residual effect of both the snowstorm in the Chicago area over the past couple days, as well as planes being unable to fly to many parts of the Northeast, as a blizzard hits there.

01/03/2014

Travelers wait in line for a security check at O'Hare International Airport on December 20, 2013, when more than 200,000 passengers are expected to use O'Hare for the start of the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel period. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

4 Million People Expected To Use O’Hare, Midway For Holiday Travel

Many people are packing their bags, getting set to head out of town for the holidays. Friday is the busiest travel day of the season at O’Hare and Midway airports.

12/20/2013

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O’Hare Airport Adds Yoga Room

The department also plans to open a yoga room at the city’s Midway International Airport in the near future.

12/11/2013

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)

City Fighting TSA Plan To Shift Security Responsibility For Exit Lanes

The 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.

10/30/2013

The CTA station at Midway Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Two Passersby Help Woman Escape From Rape Attempt Near Midway

Two good samaritans were able to help an 18-year-old woman fight off a man who tried to rape her near Midway International Airport earlier this week.

08/15/2013

Air Traffic Radar

Fire Alarm At Radar Facility Delays Flights At O’Hare, Midway

Several flights at O’Hare and Midway airports were delayed Monday morning, after a fire alarm prompted the evacuation of an FAA radar facility in Elgin.

07/01/2013

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Man Struck And Killed By Taxi In Garfield Ridge

Police said the man was crossing Cicero Avenue near Archer Avenue at about 11:30 p.m., when a cab headed south on Cicero struck him.

05/28/2013

Travelers stand in security lines at Midway International Airport on Thursday, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend travel frenzy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Busy Holiday Weekend To Kick Off Summer Travel Season

The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

Air Traffic Radar

Storms Result In Hundreds Of Canceled Flights In Chicago

With a series of thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area on Wednesday, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport.

04/17/2013

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Lipinski Questions Possible Overnight Closure Of Midway Tower

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) has written to the Federal Aviation Administration, questioning why Midway International Airport has been placed on a list of 72 airports where air traffic control towers could be closed overnight.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City’s Tourism Agency Getting Extra $5M To Promote Chicago, Airports

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the City of Chicago is upping the ante in its bid to promote tourism here.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

BGA Urging Open Process For Any Deal To Privatize Midway

The Better Government Association has been putting pressure on the Chicago City Council as city officials weigh possible privatization of Midway International Airport, in an effort to make sure it won’t turn out like the disastrous parking meter lease deal.

02/13/2013

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Emanuel Renews Push To Privatize Midway Airport

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has renewed the city’s efforts to lease Midway International Airport, but the plans scaled back from the one proposed—and then dropped—by former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

12/21/2012

A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Very Busy Travel Day Ahead For Chicago Airports

Friday will be the busiest day of the holiday season at both of Chicago’s airports, a day after hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway due to the snow.

12/21/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Winter Storm Forces Airlines To Cancel Flights

With a snowstorm hitting the northwest suburbs on the way to the Chicago area, hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway airports, in many cases leaving travelers stranded.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

Santa Claus greets passengers in the hallway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo Courtesy: Chicago Department of Aviation)

Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Chicago

Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.

11/17/2012

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