Busy Travel Weekend Expected At O'Hare And MidwayLines have been building at O’Hare International Airport early Friday, as travelers prepared to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, but honoring the nation’s independence comes as the nation’s airports have been placed on high alert in the wake of a suicide bombing at the airport in Istanbul.
Hesitant Travelers Relieved After Arriving From TurkeyThe first flight to touch down in Chicago from Turkey after the suicide bombing at the airport in Istanbul brought many happy reunions, and a sense of relief for travelers who were at first nervous to fly.
Security Increased At Chicago Airports In Wake Of Istanbul BombingSources said Chicago police officers and aviation police have been concentrating their patrols on drop-off and pick-up areas outside the airport’s many entrances.
TSA Chief Says Progress Being Made On Shortening LinesOver the busy Memorial Day weekend, 99 percent of passengers at U.S. airports waited less than 30 minutes and 93 percent waited less than 15 minutes in regular security lines, Peter Neffenger told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
TSA Boss: Airport Lines Will 'Continue To Be A Challenge' This SummerThe head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday warned travelers there are no quick fixes to the problems that have led to gargantuan lines at airport security at Chicago's airports as the summer travel season is ramping up.
TSA Boss In Chicago To Meet With Local Leaders About Airport DelaysThe head of the Transportation Security Administration will face some tough questions Friday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, members of Congress, and others, as the agency seeks to reduce excruciatingly long wait times at airport security checkpoints.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
TSA Sending Extra Officers To O'Hare To Help With Security LinesFaced with excruciatingly long lines at security checkpoints, the TSA has dispatched 58 new security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams to O'Hare International Airport, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Nightmarish Lines Continue At Airport Security CheckpointsTravelers flying out of Chicago just can’t catch a break. With increasingly long lines to get through security at the city’s airports, many travelers have been missing their flights, and some ended up sleeping at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday.
Three Women Arrested At O'Hare After Cops Find $3M Of DrugsPa Yang, 57; Mai Vue Vang, 58; and True Thao, 52 were each charged with one felony count of manufacturing and delivering more than 900 grams of heroin or heroin analogs, according to Chicago Police.
Man Jumps From O'Hare Terminal While Fleeing PoliceThe 22-year-old man ran from officers who were trying to arrest him for causing a disturbance at the airport about 7:15 p.m., according to Chicago Police. While he was running away, he jumped from an upper-level terminal to a lower-level terminal.