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As O’Hare Expanded, Time Lapse Shows Demise Of Bensenville Neighborhood

The legal battles were long and hard fought, but in the end plans to expand O’Hare won out over protests from residents of Bensenville, who fought to save their homes from being taken over.

07/25/2014

James Matthews (Credit: Chicago Police)

O’Hare Worker Arrested For Stealing Military Foot Lockers

James Matthews, 41, of Sauk Village, was charged with two felony counts of theft, police announced early Friday.

07/25/2014

A woman walks through an empty arrivals gate at terminal three of Ben Gurion Airport on July 24, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

The next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.

07/24/2014

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

Chicago To Add Noise Monitors Near O’Hare Airport

The additional monitors will help gauge the impact of changes in flight patterns at one of the nation’s busiest airports. A new runway opened in October, allowing thousands more flights annually and driving residents’ noise complaints.

07/23/2014

Interstate 190 near O'Hare flooded at the Mannheim Road bridge after Monday night's storms, causing a huge traffic backup into the airport. Some travelers tried getting out of their cars to walk to the airport, but were turned around by police. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

The I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.

07/01/2014

The emergency slide on board a United Airlines flight inflated inside the cabin while headed from Chicago to Orange County, California. The flight was diverted to Wichita. (Credit: Twitter/Mike Schroeder)

Emergency Slide Inflates Inside Flight From Chicago To California

The rear emergency slide opened in the cabin of United flight 1463 after it left O’Hare International Airport late Sunday night. None of the 96 passengers or 5 crew members were injured.

06/30/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

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

Three Lawmakers Call For New O’Hare Noise Hearings, Study

Three Congress members from Illinois were demanding new public hearings on jet noise at O’Hare International Airport, in the wake of a report the FAA provided inaccurate data before hearings held nine years ago before the project to overhaul the airport’s runways.

06/20/2014

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

Critic Accuses FAA Of Hiding Truth About Noise From O’Hare Expansion

In light of a report that the FAA originally released inaccurate information about how new flight paths at O’Hare International Airport would affect people who live nearby, critics of the airport expansion project are demanding new public hearings on airport noise.

06/19/2014

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

Scattered Storms, Fog Force Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.

06/19/2014

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Blue Line Service To O’Hare Resumes After Ammonia Leak Secured

Blue Line trains have resumed service between Rosemont and O’Hare International Airport, after the airport station was closed for nearly four hours due to an ammonia leak.

06/12/2014

Missing student Hye Min Choi (Chicago Police)

Police Have Leads On Missing U Of I Student; No Crime Suspected

Police believe they know what happened to a University of Illinois student who disappeared after he checked in for a flight at O’Hare International Airport, but never boarded the plane.

05/19/2014

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

O’Hare And Midway Rank Near The Bottom In On-Time Departures

O’Hare International and Midway airports came in near the bottom of the barrel for March on-time departure rates, new data released Thursday showed.

05/16/2014

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

State Reps Want New Study Of O’Hare Noise

Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) supported building the new east-west runways at O’Hare, but he said the most recent comprehensive noise studies were conducted before the new runways were built.

05/14/2014

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)

Airports Could Need Days To Catch Up From Tuesday Travel Nightmare

Thousands of travelers were still stranded at O’Hare and Midway international airports on Wednesday, after hundreds of flights were halted Tuesday when the local air-traffic center was evacuated due to smoke.

05/14/2014

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)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.

05/13/2014

A herd of sheep, goats, llamas and wild burros grazes at O'Hare International Airport to clear brush that otherwise could provide nesting areas for wildlife that might pose a danger to planes as they take off and land at the airport. (Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation)

Four-Legged Lawnmowers Returning To O’Hare

Keeping the brush low prevents birds and other wildlife from nesting on the airfield. Such wildlife could present a serious hazard to airplanes as they take off and land at O’Hare.

04/23/2014

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)

Homeowners Upset Over O’Hare Noise Win Property Tax Appeals

Residents of three choice Northwest Side neighborhoods have won property tax appeals — of up to nearly 12 percent — after arguing that the value of their homes has taken a nose dive due to new flight patterns at O’Hare International Airport.

04/14/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Blue Line ‘Trip Stop’ At O’Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The Track

NTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.

04/07/2014

Travelers walk through the redesigned International Terminal at O'Hare International Airport. © 2014 Westfield

City Unveils Makeover Of O’Hare International Terminal

It’s the first redevelopment since Terminal 5’s construction in 1993 and includes two dozen new high-end retail and dining options.

04/04/2014

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