O’Hare International Airport
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.
Aer Lingus Flight 125 from Dublin, Ireland, to Chicago arrived safely and was later towed to a gate, according to Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride.
Thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled because of the storm, including hundreds of flights in Chicago, leaving many people spending the night at the airport.
The potentially historic blizzard in the Northeast might have missed the Midwest, but it was having an impact at Chicago’s airports. Numerous flights at O’Hare and Midway airports have been delayed, and some airlines have begun cancelling flights.
Four airport employees were injured in a crash on a service road at O’Hare International Airport early Monday. The two-car crash happened about 12:25 a.m. on the north side of the airport property, according to police and fire officials.
Jim Sacluti, 38, was arrested Friday at O’Hare after authorities were notified by Homeland Security that he was at the airport waiting for a flight to Tokyo, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center have been monitoring a child for possible symptoms of Ebola, after the child flew into O’Hare International Airport with a fever Thursday night.
Ald. James Balcer (11th), a Vietnam veteran, joined Ald. Edward Burke (14th) at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday to unveil ceremonial caissons decorated with the American flag, and displaying the insignia of all five military branches.
Storms out east have been snarling flights for many travelers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but for the most part, it’s been smooth sailing for people using O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday.
As they saved up $15,000 over the course of more than a decade, Colleen and Peter Mulcrone dreamed of renovating their Jefferson Park home, with a new kitchen and other upgrades, but the city’s expansion of nearby O’Hare International Airport prompted them to put those dreams on hold.
The hotline issue emerged after city aviation officials rolled out new numbers showing monthly complaints to it had soared between September, 2013 — the last full month before new flight paths debuted — and July 2014.
At a City Council budget hearing on Friday, Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino had to handle several pointed questions about the noise at O’Hare International Airport.
The child was one of two people traveling from Liberia to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport who were taken to area hospitals and placed in isolation as a precaution.
As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using “an abundance of caution” for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport.