The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Quinn: State Police Help Investigate Airport Disruption

The governor says it will take an investigation of how a worker set fire at the suburban air traffic control facility before officials can start to talk about how to prevent something like this from happening again.


(Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Employees Grateful To Work Again, But Leery Of Congress

The deal in Congress keeps them on the job until at least Jan. 15, when the new budget expires. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with Chicago workers.


(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Furloughed In Chicago: For Some, The Uncertainty Is The Worst Part

What happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this…


A CTA train. (CBS)

Green Line Ashland/63rd Branch To Shut Down For Weekend Work

Preparation for spring construction on the CTA’s Red Line will lead to the shutdown of weekend service on the Ashland/63rd branch of the Green Line for three consecutive weekends beginning at 10 p.m. Friday.


Authorities shut down a party at the Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Authorities Shut Down Parties At Club And Community Center

Hundreds of people poured out of two Chicago parties overnight, as firefighters discovered several code violations, and shut things down.


Prison fence

Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison Closings

Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down some Illinois prison facilities by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


Expressway Traffic

Crash Shuts Down Jane Addams Tollway In McHenry County

The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) was shut down in both directions in McHenry County Friday morning, following a serious crash.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

CTA turnstiles

CTA To Hold Hearings On Red Line Shutdown Plan

CTA officials have been working hard behind the scenes to have some answers to placate South Side Red Line riders when two public hearings take place next week on the reconstruction project, and its scheduled five month shutdown.


Mayor Emanuel At 'L' Stop

Emanuel Defends Plan To Close Dan Ryan Red Line For 5 Months

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Transit Authority’s plans to shut down the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line for several months next year while the ‘L’ is rehabilitated. As […]

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Roy's Furniture Demolition

Remains Of Lincoln Park Furniture Store Come Down After Extra-Alarm Fire

Demolition crews are clearing away what is left of Roy’s Furniture Company in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which was reduced to rubble by an extra-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Byron Nuclear Plant

Equipment Problem Suspected As Cause Of Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Authorities continue to investigate why a reactor went down at a nuclear power plant near Rockford.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Byron, Illinois, is one of 17 nuclear reactors at 10 sites in three US states. It is the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear power plants and third largest in the world. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown At Exelon Nuclear Plant Near Rockford

Exelon was working to restore operations at a nuclear reactor unit near Rockford, after the reactor went down Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Fullerton Avenue Crash

Crash Knocks Down Stoplight Pole, Shuts Down Eastbound Fullerton Avenue

Eastbound Fullerton Avenue was blocked early Monday at the Kennedy Expressway, after a crash took down a traffic light pole.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Kennedy Expressway Accident

Multi-Vehicle Pileup Shuts Down Outbound Kennedy

A multi-vehicle pileup early Tuesday shut down the inbound Kennedy Expressway, causing a major headache for early-morning commuters.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011


Landmark Particle Accelerator Going Offline At Fermilab

The landmark accelerator that led to the discovery of an elementary atomic particle is being turned off for good Friday at Fermilab in the western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Chicago Ranked Second Mostly Likely To Be Shut Down By Weather

Chicagoans pride themselves on being able to get places in any kind of weather. The Old Farmer’s Almanac does not agree.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk, Durbin: Plan Needed To Keep Postal Service Going

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he expects Congress to do what is necessary to keep the mail coming, through sleet and snow.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

Police respond to the scene of a person hit by a CTA train on Friday. (CBS)

Police: Woman Dead After Hit By CTA Blue Line Train

A woman was killed after being struck by a Blue Line train Friday afternoon on the Near West Side, temporarily shutting power in both directions.


Suspicious Package

Suspicious Package Found On Michigan Avenue In Wee Hours

Michigan Avenue downtown was busy and bustling as usual in the midday hours, but a suspicious package shut the road down in the wee hours when a suspicious package was discovered.