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The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Major Jobs Fair Offers Opportunities To Thousands Of Youth

Leaders of some of the biggest companies in the country were at McCormick Place on Thursday, for what has been dubbed a catalyst for hiring programs and events.

08/13/2015

Southwest Airlines Flight 4384 aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport on Friday, after the pilot of another Southwest plane spotted a possible mechanical problem. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Plane Struck By Ground Equipment At Midway; Another Aborts Takeoff

For the second time in three days, a Southwest Airlines flight aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport. The latest incident happened just hours after another Southwest Airlines plane struck a piece of ground equipment after landing at Midway.

07/10/2015

An engine on Southwest Airlines Flight  3299 from Chicago to Boston caught fire during takeoff at Midway International Airport. (Credit: Twitter/@_OverThayer)

Flight To Boston Evacuated After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff At Midway

Pilots of Southwest Flight 3299 aborted takeoff around 10:45 p.m., after one of the plane’s engines caught fire.

07/09/2015

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Woman Sues Southwest Airlines After Slipping Out Of Wheelchair At Midway

The lawsuit alleges a Southwest Airlines employee was pushing Rosemary Hastings’ wheelchair down the jetway to the airplane when she began to slip and asked the employee to stop, but the employee did not stop the chair and Hastings was injured.

05/22/2015

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Southwest Employee Driving Luggage Vehicle Killed In Crash At Midway

Michael Yates, 52, was a former DuPage County sheriff’s deputy.

05/09/2015

A woman repeatedly poked Lenny Mordarski's arm with a pen because he was snoring on a Southwest Airlines flight. The woman was removed from the plane. (Credit: Michael Sutton/Twitter)

Woman ‘Stabs’ Man With Pen For Snoring Too Loud On Plane

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to return to Midway Airport this afternoon after a disturbance on board.

04/16/2015

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Southwest Airlines Socked With $1.6M Fine For Midway Delays Last Winter

It’s a record fine for violating federal rules against long tarmac delays.

01/15/2015

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Nurse Comes To Aid Of Woman In Cardiac Arrest On Midway-Bound Flight

A Chicagoland nurse got an unexpected surprise onboard a Southwest Airlines jet bound from Denver to Midway Airport Tuesday.

09/02/2014

Marilyn Jean Hartman (Credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Chicago Resident Stows Away On California Flight

Investigators in California were looking into how a former Chicago resident managed to board and stow away on a commercial airliner earlier this week.

08/07/2014

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Ask An Expert: Saving Money On Airfare

Bob Diener, co-founder of Hotels.com and president and co-founder of Getaroom.com, shares 10 tips on how to save money on airfare.

06/26/2014

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What’s The Best Airline In The US?

Plan your next flight with this year’s Air Quality Ratings to find the United States’ best airlines.

04/17/2014

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Who Tried To Open Door Prompts Southwest To Divert Flight

The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to “have an unruly passenger removed” before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a statement.

04/14/2014

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Southwest Flight From Chicago Lands At Wrong Airport

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for the main airport in Branson, Mo., instead touched down at a much smaller nearby airfield that gave the pilots only half as much room to stop.

01/13/2014

Crowds of travelers inside Midway Airport waiting for their flights  recently. (Credit: Erik White/CBS)

Southwest Cancels 130 Flights At Midway Due To Winter Storm

Southwest was facing major backups early Friday, a residual effect of both the snowstorm in the Chicago area over the past couple days, as well as planes being unable to fly to many parts of the Northeast, as a blizzard hits there.

01/03/2014

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Winter Storm Forces Airlines To Cancel Flights

With a snowstorm hitting the northwest suburbs on the way to the Chicago area, hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway airports, in many cases leaving travelers stranded.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

Nearly 90 flights were canceled after a power outage at Midway Airport. (CBS)

After Power Outage, Midway Delays To Spill Into Weekend

A power outage on Midway’s airfield grounded dozens of flights and hundreds of passengers. The outage lasted for four hours, and CBS 2 learned the delays will be spilling into the weekend.

06/29/2012

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Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted To Indianapolis

A Chicago-bound Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Indianapolis Wednesday because of a medical emergency.

04/25/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled At Midway & O’Hare

After cancelling all flights most of Thursday afternoon due to the snowstorm, Southwest Airlines resumed a full flight schedule at Midway International Airport at 6 p.m.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report Points To Controller Error In Near Collision At Midway

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near-collision last month at Midway International Airport, involving a Southwest Airlines jet.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2012

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