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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

Midway Airport

Report: Major Upgrades May Be Coming To Midway Airport

Some major upgrades may be in store at Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday in the Clearing neighborhood left ankle-deep water in Tom Ramos' basement. (Photo courtesy Tom Ramos)

Sunday’s Rain Causes Flooding Problems For Homes Near Midway

Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.

CBS 2–08/27/2012

Michael Bysina, 23, is charged with a felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, for allegedly trying to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at Midway International Airport on Aug. 24, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Arrested At Midway For Trying To Get Gun Past Security

A southwest suburban man was charged after he allegedly tried bringing a handgun onto a plane at Midway Airport on Friday morning.

08/26/2012

Flight Takes Off

New Restrictions For All Flights After Near-Mishap In Washington

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new restrictions on takeoffs and landings across the country, after three planes came dangerously close together in Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Police Generic

Robbers Strike Businesses Around Midway Airport

Chicago Police are warning businesses around Midway International Airport about recent robberies.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Midway Veterans

Veterans Of Battle Of Midway Honored At Namesake Airport

Veterans from the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway took center stage at Midway Airport as the airport marked the 70th anniversary of the battle, after which the airport is named.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

Ambulance

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

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

Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted To Indianapolis

A Chicago-bound Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Indianapolis Wednesday because of a medical emergency.

04/25/2012

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

O'Hare Delays

Air Traffic Stop Prompts Delays At O’Hare, Midway

Flights were delayed at both O’Hare and Midway international airports Tuesday morning following a traffic stop on the runways.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Goose Pyrotechnics

Biologist Sets Off Pyrotechnics To Repel Geese Near Midway

Some neighbors complained recently about sounds resembling gunfire interrupting the silence at the Stickney wastewater treatment plant near Midway International Airport.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

New Fee Proposed For Chicago Airport Car Rentals

The cost of renting a car at O’Hare and Midway international airports may be going up again.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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