O’Hare International Airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The project is part of a $2.5 billion plan to widen and rebuild the Jane Addams (I-90), according to the Illinois Tollway.
NTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.
The free Mobile Passport Control app was developed for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It allows travelers to plug in their passport information and submit customs declaration forms before arrival.
Chicago’s airports have experienced five breaches of perimeter security over the past 11 years, including one this January when a man armed with a pistol drove past a checkpoint.
Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after being arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. During the brief hearing in federal court in Madison, Van Haften did not contest his detention.
A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.
Two men, including an airline employee, were arrested for bringing loaded handguns to O’Hare International Airport in separate instances within an hour of each other on Friday afternoon.
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.
A half-mile stretch of Irving Park Road near O’Hare International Airport has been closed to all traffic after truckers repeatedly ignored warnings about a low bridge, and crashed into a railroad overpass.
The Illinois Department of Transportation had set up a detour for trucks on Irving Park Road at York Road in Bensenville, warning them of a low bridge at the new railroad flyover, which opened Sunday. Several truckers ignored the detour signs, and tried to get under the bridge anyway, but hit it instead.
A man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive on a CTA train at O’Hare International Airport early Monday.
Brian R. Hardman, 47, faces one felony count of attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon and one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon, according to Chicago Police.
American Airlines flight No. 223, scheduled to depart Boston at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, was delayed due to weather and did not leave for Los Angeles until 10:52 p.m. Before the flight completed its trip, it landed at O’Hare shortly after midnight, because the flight’s first officer had exceeded his allotted work time.
United Airlines representatives said said a pressurization issue caused some crew and passengers on Flight 1218 to Denver to experience discomfort. Five crew members and two passengers complained of ear pain, but none needed to go to the hospital.