O’Hare 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

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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.

08/21/2015

Tierney Darden (Family Photo)

Family Sues City After Daughter’s Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian Shelter

Tierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.

08/14/2015

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2 Investigators: Rusted O’Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed Woman

The structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

08/13/2015

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jet Noise Frustrations Remain After First FAA Meeting On New O’Hare Runway

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday held the first in a series of workshops to discuss a new runway at O’Hare International Airport, but the meeting did little to alleviate the frustration of residents who have suffered through an increase in jet noise for the past two years.

08/11/2015

United Flight 1676  returned to O'Hare International Airport, shortly after takeoff, after striking birds at the end of the runway, during takeoff for Fort Myers, Florida. (Credit: Andrew Scheinthal)

United Flight Returns To O’Hare After Striking Birds

United Flight 1676 departed O’Hare for Fort Myers shortly before 8 a.m. A CBS reporter who was on the flight said, 10 to 15 minutes after the flight took off, the pilot informed passengers they were turning around, because the plane struck birds at the end of the runway.

08/07/2015

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Man Arrested On United Flight After Drunken Disturbance, Punching Another Passenger

Police said 31-year-old Adam Kealing, of Austin, was on board United flight 5587, bound for Dayton, Ohio, around 7:40 p.m., when he drunkenly refused a flight attendant’s instructions to turn off his cell phone. Keeling then allegedly punched a fellow passenger.

08/06/2015

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn joins leaders from the Illinois Toll Highway Aurhority and DuPage County on Friday day to announce the opening of three new ramps connecting I-290 to the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

New Ramps For Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project Opening By Monday

“This is a historic day for the western suburbs of Chicago,” Illinois State Toll Highway Authority board chairman Bob Schillerstrom said from high atop a ramp stretching over Illinois Route 390 on Friday.

07/24/2015

A car drives down a flooded street in Stone Park on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in some Chicago suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Slowly Recedes Amid Dry Conditions Tuesday

The rain might have stopped falling hours ago, but most of the Chicago area remained under a flood warning Tuesday morning, with many streets still covered in water from a series of storms that dropped nearly 5 inches of water in some suburbs.

06/16/2015

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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

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)

Persistent Delays Raise Questions About O’Hare Promises

Jetliners roared down O’Hare’s newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation’s busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.

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

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

Rendering of the $782 million consolidated rental car facility and parking garage planned for O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: City of Chicago)

O’Hare Getting $782 Million Consolidated Rental Car Facility

City officials broke ground Thursday on a new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare International Airport, designed to bring every rental car agency under one roof, and reduce traffic congestion on airport terminal roadways.

05/21/2015

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

Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Serial Stowaway Arrested Twice In 10 Days, At O’Hare And Midway

A serial stowaway recently was has been busted again, having been arrested twice in a span of 10 days in Chicago; once at O’Hare International Airport, and again at Midway International airport.

05/06/2015

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

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Ramp Repairs Coming To Tri-State, Jane Addams Interchange Near O’Hare

The project is part of a $2.5 billion plan to widen and rebuild the Jane Addams (I-90), according to the Illinois Tollway.

04/29/2015

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