O’Hare International Airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the first redevelopment since Terminal 5’s construction in 1993 and includes two dozen new high-end retail and dining options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy “vast amounts of jet fuel” from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation’s third-largest city, where the actual work is done.
Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department, said Friday that someone made a comment about a bomb, although it wasn’t clear if it was one of the 67 passengers on Flight 4222 Thursday night or if it was phoned in.
The CTA will be getting an early start on a four-year project to completely overhaul the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.
Janessa M. Andrews, 22, of the 1600 block of North Lorel Avenue, was arrested Saturday at O’Hare after the traveler followed the device’s GPS tracker to Andrews’ home.