A 58-year-old Lemont woman has been arrested after she was stopped at Midway Airport’s security yesterday – accused of having a gun in her carry-on.
“Hi, there’s an airplane that just crashed in front of my house,” the caller says over the phone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
Travelers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airline.
The man who allegedly sabotaged the air traffic navigation center in Aurora has admitted that he was high when he decided to set the fire to computer server racks in the building’s basement and shutting down flight operations at Chicago’s two major airports.
Repairs may take another two weeks to fully restore operations the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora after a deliberately set fire crippled flight operations at O’Hare and Midway airports.
The damage done by a disgruntled contractor at the FAA radar facility in Aurora was so extensive that the center might not be operational for several days.
If the airline passenger sitting next to you is unusually tranquil, perhaps he or she got some yoga practice in at Midway International Aiport’s new dedicated studio.
A Chicagoland nurse got an unexpected surprise onboard a Southwest Airlines jet bound from Denver to Midway Airport Tuesday.
The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for areas near Lake Michigan in Cook and Lake counties about 7:30 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.
On Tuesday, smoke at an air traffic control facility disrupted travel at both Chicago airports, grounding hundreds of flights and stranding passengers, forcing many of them to rent cars.
Foggy conditions temporarily shut down Chicago’s Midway Airport on Thursday.
There is renewed concern for travelers in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports about the potential for terrorists to set off a shoe bomb.
The victim was getting into her vehicle in a secure parking lot in the 4600 block of West 59th Street after exiting the Orange Line train when a man who said he had handgun forced her into the vehicle about 4:15 p.m.
More than 230 flights at O’Hare International Airport were cancelled after a storm passed through late Sunday morning.
The first snowflakes of the season are falling Tuesday afternoon at O’Hare Airport and flurries were also falling at Midway in many suburbs early Tuesday afternoon.
The Sun-Times reported Thursday that Emanuel told his staff the idea is off the table. One of two firms bidding on the project reportedly dropped out, taking away a competitive element.
Due to the severe weather, both Chicago airports are reporting delays and some roads around O’Hare International Airport are closed due to flooding.
The snow has only just started falling in Chicago, but airlines have already cancelled more than 1,100 flights at Chicago’s two major airports, with up to 10 inches of snow expected to fall by the end of the day.
A string of thunderstorms is causing major delays for air travelers heading to and from the east coast.
Elaine Robertson, 61, was charged with attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon on Thursday, police said.