Midway International Airport

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA Facility

When Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.

08/21/2015

Lines at the security checkpoints at Midway International Airport stretched all the way to the CTA station outside the airport Friday morning. (Credit: Mark Racain)

Busy Morning At Midway Has Security Lines Jammed

Security checkpoints at Midway International Airport were a mess Friday morning, with hundreds if not thousands of passengers waiting in long lines to get into the terminals.

08/14/2015

Rendering of the expanded parking garage at Midway International Airport. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Plans Significant Upgrades At Midway Airport

The expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for hundreds of cars. Security checkpoints also will be enhanced, and concession areas will be expanded in response to complaints from tourists and business travelers who have expressed concerns about the amenities at Midway for years.

08/06/2015

Southwest Airlines Flight 4384 aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport on Friday, after the pilot of another Southwest plane spotted a possible mechanical problem. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Plane Struck By Ground Equipment At Midway; Another Aborts Takeoff

For the second time in three days, a Southwest Airlines flight aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport. The latest incident happened just hours after another Southwest Airlines plane struck a piece of ground equipment after landing at Midway.

07/10/2015

An engine on Southwest Airlines Flight  3299 from Chicago to Boston caught fire during takeoff at Midway International Airport. (Credit: Twitter/@_OverThayer)

Flight To Boston Evacuated After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff At Midway

Pilots of Southwest Flight 3299 aborted takeoff around 10:45 p.m., after one of the plane’s engines caught fire.

07/09/2015

This .40 caliber Glock 22  handgun was found, loaded, in a carry-on bag during a routine security screening at Midway International Airport on June 24. 2015. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

TSA Finds Another Gun In Carry-On At Midway Airport

A Homer Glen man was arrested Wednesday morning at Midway International Airport, after security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.

06/24/2015

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Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]

06/16/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Midway To Conduct Airfield Emergency Drill On Saturday

Midway was planning to simulate an airplane emergency Saturday morning, complete with 90 volunteers posing as airline passengers, and wearing makeup to help them simulate injuries.

06/05/2015

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)

Emanuel Blocks Uber From Making Airport Pickups

For the second time in a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping in to block a ride-hailing giant whose investors include the mayor’s own brother from invading cabdrivers’ turf at O’Hare and Midway airports.

06/03/2015

The 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago (Mike Krasuer/WBBM)

Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In Kuwait

It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.

05/28/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Brian Howard Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire At FAA Radar Center In Aurora

A 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.

05/28/2015

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Woman Sues Southwest Airlines After Slipping Out Of Wheelchair At Midway

The lawsuit alleges a Southwest Airlines employee was pushing Rosemary Hastings’ wheelchair down the jetway to the airplane when she began to slip and asked the employee to stop, but the employee did not stop the chair and Hastings was injured.

05/22/2015

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Busy Travel Weekend Expected For Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, which means the start of the busy summer travel season. Whether you’ve booked a flight, or are hitting the road, you’re sure to see some congestion.

05/21/2015

Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Judge Orders Psychiatric Exam For Serial Stowaway

A homeless woman who has been arrested several times for trying to sneak past security checkpoints at multiple airports – and even managing to sneak on board at least three different flights without a ticket – has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before her next court date.

05/07/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire To Plead Guilty, Attorney Says

A plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.

05/07/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire

Federal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.

05/01/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Does Mayor Emanuel Know Where Chicago’s Airports Got Their Names?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to suggest renaming one of Chicago’s airports after President Barack Obama on Thursday, but also sounded confused about how the O’Hare and Midway got their current names.

03/26/2015

Candace Bunch (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Charged With Bringing Guns To Midway Airport Over Weekend

A man and a woman were arrested in separate incidents this weekend for bringing loaded guns to Midway Airport.

03/09/2015

Flight status boards at O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

East Coast Blizzard Stranding Many Travelers At O’Hare, Midway

Thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled because of the storm, including hundreds of flights in Chicago, leaving many people spending the night at the airport.

01/27/2015

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)

Airlines Canceling Thousands Of Flights To East Coast Ahead Of Major Blizzard

The potentially historic blizzard in the Northeast might have missed the Midwest, but it was having an impact at Chicago’s airports. Numerous flights at O’Hare and Midway airports have been delayed, and some airlines have begun cancelling flights.

01/26/2015

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