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United Flight Forced to Land in Chicago After ‘Knee Defender’ Sparks Altercation

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Thanks to a little gadget called the Knee Defender, the friendly skies just got a little less, well, friendly. United Flight 1462 traveling from Newark to Denver was forced to land in Chicago […]

08/26/2014

Surveillance image shows airport personnel and rescue workers treat a heart-attack patient. (provided video)

One Year Later, Heart Attack Victim Meets Airport Bystanders Who Saved His Life

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez was there for the reunion.

07/11/2014

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Flights Canceled, Delayed As ‘Dense Fog’ Advisory Issued In Chicago

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.

06/20/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Feds To Transit Agencies: Test Stop Systems In Wake Of O’Hare Blue Line Crash

Images of the Blue Line train that just wouldn’t stop still strike fear among some passengers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/12/2014

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Missing U. Of I. Student Found, Reunited With Family

Police have found a University of Illinois student who disappeared after he checked in for a flight at O’Hare International Airport, but never boarded the plane.

05/22/2014

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)

Sick Passenger Dies After Emergency Landing At O’Hare

A passenger died at a hospital after becoming ill on a flight, prompting an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

04/02/2014

Angelique Kittell. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Pregnant Woman Charged With Trying To Bring Gun On Plane At O’Hare

A pregnant, convicted bank robber from Milwaukee is in trouble with the law again, this time for trying to carry a gun onto a plane at O’Hare. WBBM’s Bob Roberts was in court.

02/22/2014

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

Shoe Bomb Concern Increases At Airports

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.

02/19/2014

An American Eagle flight from Washington D.C. landed at O'Hare Monday, and passengers were sent down emergency slides. (Adam M. Chud)

Jet Passengers Sent Down Emergency Chutes At O’Hare

The captain of a flight from Washington, D.C. ordered an emergency evacuation “out of an abundance of caution.”

01/27/2014

Firefighter respond Friday to a fire on the Blue Line tracks near O'Hare. (Network Video)

Blue Line Train Stopped For Track Fire Near O’Hare

No one was injured, but 80 passengers had to be transported by shuttle buses from the stalled train, which had been heading toward Chicago around 9 p.m. Friday.

01/10/2014

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Best Places To Grab A Drink In Chicago’s Airports

Chicago winters often cause a flight delay or two, so knowing where to drown your sorrows can be an essential coping skill to possess. Here are a few good watering holes in those transitional travel depots.

12/07/2013

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

Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled As Storm Rolls Through Chicago Area

More than 230 flights at O’Hare International Airport were cancelled after a storm passed through late Sunday morning.

11/17/2013

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Snow Falling At Airports, Some Suburbs

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.

10/22/2013

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Japan-Bound Flight Returns To O’Hare With Ill Passenger, Who Later Dies

The 81-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately being released, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

10/07/2013

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)

Small Fire Inside Cabin Forces Plane Back To O’Hare

A lithium camcorder battery stowed in an overhead compartment shorted out aboard American Flight 1159, bound for St. Louis.

09/26/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Service Restored After Blue Line Train Derails At O’Hare

Service has been restored after a CTA Blue Line train derailed Monday morning near the O’Hare station, according to the CTA’s website.

09/09/2013

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Guide To Chicago’s Newest Outlet Mall: Fashion Outlets Of Chicago

After stepping off a plane at O’Hare, where do you imagine someone visiting Chicago might want to visit? Willis Tower, Millennium Park… an outlet mall? Fashion Outlets of Chicago, having their Grand Opening August 1st – August 4th, probably wants you to choose the latter.

07/30/2013

Ata Yousef El Ammouri was arrested at O”Hare after arriving from Jordan at approximately 5 p.m. El Ammouri was traveling back to the U.S. to attend a graduation. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Fugitive Wanted For 1979 Chicago Murder Arrested At O’Hare

A 65-year-old man who fled the country after being charged with killing another man 34 years ago was arrested Friday on warrants for murder and jumping bail, according to Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.

06/08/2013

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FBI Arrests Aurora Teen On Charge Of Supporting Terrorism Overseas

The FBI arrested an Aurora teen they allege attempted to travel to Syria to join a jihadist militant group, according to an FBI press release.

04/20/2013

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

Aiports Report Delays; Roads Near O’Hare Flooded

Due to the severe weather, both Chicago airports are reporting delays and some roads around O’Hare International Airport are closed due to flooding.

04/18/2013

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