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The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Airports Could Need Days To Catch Up From Tuesday Travel Nightmare

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.

05/14/2014

The tugboat Kimberly Selvick ran aground on rocks near 39th Street after blowing an engine while towing two barges amid choppy conditions on Monday. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS)

Crews Working To Recover Grounded Tug Boat From Rocks

The tugboat Kimberly Selvick was towing two barges from Montrose Harbor to the Calumet River shipyards Monday afternoon when it hit rocks near 39th Street Beach, amid windy and wavy conditions.

05/06/2014

Amtrak passenger Sierra Schnack took this photo of her train after it ended up stuck in Mendota, Ill., on the way to Chicago. After being stranded almost 9 hours, the train eventually backed up to nearby Princeton, Ill., and passengers were able to board buses to Chicago. (Credit: Sierra Schnack)

500 Travelers Stranded Overnight On Snowbound Amtrak Trains

Most of the 500 Amtrak passengers who spent the night onboard three trains stranded in snow in northern Illinois are finally heading to Chicago, rail line officials said Tuesday morning.

01/06/2014

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SIU Basketball Team Stranded On Bus On I-57

About 6:30 p.m., the team was headed back to Carbondale after finishing their game against the Illinois State University Redbirds in Normal, when the driver of the team bus pulled over on Interstate 57 due to poor visibility

01/06/2014

Sandeep Berry talks to reporters at O'Hare International Airport, after returning home from a Carnival Cruise Line ship that ended up adrift for five days when its engines failed. (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Woman Returns Home After Carnival Cruise ‘Nightmare’

An Evanston woman who was on board the crippled Carnival Cruise Line ship that was stuck adrift for five days was back at home on Friday, hours after the ship finally arrived back in port in Alabama.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the ship lost propulsion power February 10, after a fire broke out in the engine room. (Photo by Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Evanston Woman On Stalled Cruise Ship: ‘It’s Been A Nightmare’

Sandeep Berry of Evanston describes the past several days on the sewage-soaked Carnival cruise ship Triumph

02/14/2013

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Man Dies After Being Stranded On Kennedy Expressway

A man died late Saturday after he was found unresponsive in a vehicle stranded on the Kennedy Expressway.

06/10/2012

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Aurora Businessman Frustrated After Being Stranded In Antarctic

The Aurora businessman who was the link to the outside world when a cruise ship broke down off Antarctica returned to the applause of his employees Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Iceberg off Antarctic Peninsula

West Suburban Business Leaders Stranded On Ship In Antarctic

Two west suburban business leaders are stranded on a ship in the one of the coldest places in the world.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Four flights were stranded when they were diverted to Hartford, Conn. due to snow storms in the Northeast over the weekend. (CBS)

Area Couple Among The Passengers Stranded On Tarmac In Northeast

The American Airlines flight of Brent and Corey Stanley was one of four flights stranded at the Hartford, Conn. tarmac when winter storms hit the Northeast.

10/31/2011

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Stranded High School Choir Enjoys Chicago

Eighty-two high school choir members from Albuquerque spent a day exploring Chicago and singing while they were stranded due to problems at Southwest Airlines.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2011

O'Hare Travelers

UPDATE: Hundreds Of Travelers Stranded At Chicago Airports

Getting home from the holidays is on hold for hundreds of thousands of travelers. The massive blizzard that buried the East Coast has left people stranded at airports all over the country, including here in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010