O’Hare International Airport
With thunderstorms likely to descend on the Chicago area starting Thursday afternoon, airlines have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in Chicago.
As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.
Several hours after an apparently disgruntled contract worker set a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center in Aurora, the facility was still considered a crime scene Friday afternoon, and limited flights were operating at O’Hare and Midway airports.
A North Side woman who convinced the city to install an official noise monitor at her home, 10 miles away from O’Hare International Airport, said the jet noise it measured would qualify her for soundproofing, but she lives too far away.
Part of Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport was evacuated for more than an hour Wednesday morning, as police investigated a suspicious package.
Some homeowners say over the last three months they can’t have a conversation in their driveways – and that’s four miles from the western edge of the airport.
The City Council Aviation Committee has recommended the 40th Ward have a representative on the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.
Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.
Two men who say they were kicked out of a cab while on their way to Lakeview from O’Hare are suing the taxi company, alleging that the brief kiss they shared prompted the driver to throw them out in a suburban grocery store parking lot.
GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.
Activists upset with the increased jet noise from the new runway configuration at O’Hare International Airport have said they believe the city and the FAA conspired to hide the impact of new flight patterns on homes and businesses along airport flight paths.
Suburbs west of O’Hare International Airport have placed a question on the November ballot, asking voters whether something needs to be done about the rise in jet noise.
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.
James Matthews, 41, of Sauk Village, was charged with two felony counts of theft, police announced early Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.