Midway International Airport

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)

West African Passengers To Be Screened For Fever At O’Hare

Passengers arriving from West Africa will be screened for signs of a fever, CBS has confirmed.

10/08/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.

10/03/2014

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, due to a stormy forecast, and the effects of a fire at an FAA radar center last week. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Stormy Forecast Prompts Hundreds Of Canceled Flights At O’Hare And Midway

With thunderstorms likely to descend on the Chicago area starting Thursday afternoon, airlines have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in Chicago.

10/02/2014

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)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Radar Center Still Shut Down; Limited Flights Running At O’Hare, Midway

Several hours after an apparently disgruntled contract worker set a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center in Aurora, the facility was still considered a crime scene Friday afternoon, and limited flights were operating at O’Hare and Midway airports.

09/26/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

Midway Gun Found

Georgia Man Arrested After Loaded Gun Found In Carry-On At Midway

Transportation Security Administration workers found a loaded 9 mm Desert Eagle pistol in Kevin Champion’s luggage as he was going through a security checkpoint before his flight from Midway to Atlanta.

08/19/2014

John Hart (Credit: Chicago Police)

Gun Found In Man’s Bag At Midway Airport

A 62-year-old man was arrested at Midway International Airport on Thursday, after security screeners found a .380 caliber pistol in his luggage.

08/08/2014

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

New Midway Flight Path Prompts Deluge Of Noise Complaints

The new flight path – used by 29 percent of Midway’s incoming flights – has prompted some 600 complaints from April through June, more than three times as many as the first three months of the year.

07/25/2014

The American Airlines departure board shows scores of canceled flights on Tuesday at O'Hare. (Credit: Susan Carlson/CBS)

Scattered Storms, Fog Force Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.

06/19/2014

Madison, a Doberman mix, ran away after a rescue group volunteer flew her into Midway International Airport in January. Madison slipped out of her harness while walking near the airport. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Dog Who Ran Away From Midway In January Gets New Home

A rescue dog who ran away from Midway International Airport in the depth of winter in January has found a new home in Chicago.

05/30/2014

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

O’Hare And Midway Rank Near The Bottom In On-Time Departures

O’Hare International and Midway airports came in near the bottom of the barrel for March on-time departure rates, new data released Thursday showed.

05/16/2014

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)

Airports Could Need Days To Catch Up From Tuesday Travel Nightmare

Thousands of travelers were still stranded at O’Hare and Midway international airports on Wednesday, after hundreds of flights were halted Tuesday when the local air-traffic center was evacuated due to smoke.

05/14/2014

Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.

05/13/2014

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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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