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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

A CTA train. (CBS)

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

Brittney Haywood proudly posted a photo of her CTA operator permit on Instagram after getting it in December 2013. (Credit: Instagram)

CTA Fires Operator In Blue Line Crash At O’Hare

CTA officials were taking steps to fire the train operator who fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train before it crashed at O’Hare International Airport last month.

04/04/2014

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)

DuPage Touting Development Potential Along O’Hare Western Access Road

As construction crews work to build the first western access road to O’Hare International Airport, DuPage County has been letting businesses know 127 square miles of “untapped potential” is available for development on the highway corridor.

04/03/2014

The Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport reopened Sunday, six days after a train derailed and crashed into an escalator at the end of the track. (Credit: John Waelti)

No Delays For Blue Line After O’Hare Station Reopens

It has been smooth sailing so far for the reopened CTA station at O’Hare International Airport, after Blue Line trains got their major test since a derailment and crash one week ago.

03/31/2014

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)

Repairs Continue At O’Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening Expected

The station has been closed since early Monday, when a Blue Line train derailed and smashed into an escalator at the end of the platform, injuring 37 people.

03/28/2014

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)

Derailed CTA Train Removed From O’Hare; Station Could Reopen By Weekend

CTA officials have removed damaged train cars from the escalator and platform at O’Hare International Airport, and hope to reopen the station by this weekend, following a Blue Line derailment that injured more than 30 people earlier this week.

03/27/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn’t Wake Up Until Crash At O’Hare

Federal investigators said the woman who was operating the Blue Line that crashed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday admitted she dozed off before the crash, and didn’t wake up until it derailed and slammed into an escalator.

03/26/2014

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

NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line Crash

Federal investigators said an automated braking system known as a “track trip” activated just before a CTA Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport and plowed into an escalator, but it’s not clear if the system applied the brakes as quickly as it should.

03/25/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Line Operator Dozed Off Before Train Jumped Tracks At O’Hare

just before 3 a.m. Monday, a train failed to stop as it pulled into the O’Hare station, and jumped the tracks onto the platform, then went up the escalator, stopping just short of the turnstiles.

03/24/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$492M Blue Line Renovation Project Begins This Weekend

The $492 million “Your New Blue” project begins with suspension of Blue Line service between the Logan Square and Western Avenue stations from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

03/20/2014

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