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Air traffic center fire snarls Chicago flights

CHICAGO | A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, according to a criminal complaint.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am Related

Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

September 26, 2014 2:45 pm Related
WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott shouldn't try to shoot down air show

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott shouldn't try to shoot down air show

Well, shut my mouth.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Checking In: Hotel experts offer summer travel advice for home away from home

Checking In: Hotel experts offer summer travel advice for home away from home

As Bard reminds, with summer travel, come both opportunities and options, with lodging choices ranking as one of the most important investments of time and money.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FAA OKs request to privatize Midway Airport

CHICAGO | Chicago was given federal approval Friday to privatize Midway International Airport, and the city promptly began asking potential buyers to get in touch.

January 18, 2013 11:45 pm

Chicago mayor wants to lease out Midway airport

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking private bidders interested in leasing Midway International Airport for no more than 40 years.

December 21, 2012 6:45 pm
Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Before transcontinental flights, planes stopped at Midway Airport to refuel and luminaries such as Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and President John F. Kennedy were often spotted there.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local readers with WW II memories join Honor Flight

OFFBEAT: Local readers with WW II memories join Honor Flight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana WW II Veterans Who Joined the Aug. 22, 2012 Chicago Honor Flight

Northwest Indiana WW II Veterans Who Joined the Aug. 22, 2012 Chicago Honor Flight

George Elish of Highland (standing) with Ray Williams (left to right) of Schererville, Robert Heulett of Munster, Harry Smiddy Jr. of Highland and Joseph McShane of Munster at the Aug. 22, 2012 Chicago Honor Flight.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

Historical perspective on Midway Airport topic of pilots assocation meeting

LANSING | The South Suburban Chapter of the Illinois Pilots Association will host its monthly meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Popolano's Restaurant, 17940 Torrence Ave.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
World War II Veteran Richard Yavenue of Thorton, Ill., Greeted at Midway Airport

World War II Veteran Richard Yavenue of Thorton, Ill., Greeted at Midway Airport

World War II Veteran Richard Yavenue, 87, of Thorton, Ill., right, is greeted by volunteers June 23 at Midway International Airport in Chicago. Yavenue could not take an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., but still received a return-home welcome at Midway.

September 10, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader emphasizes importance of honoring WWII vets

OFFBEAT: Reader emphasizes importance of honoring WWII vets

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rep. Jackson uses House speech to pressure Quinn on airport

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., spoke Thursday evening on the House floor knowing perfectly well his audience wasn't fellow members of the House. He used his C-SPAN appearance (zip forward to 8:17:22) to promote the Abraham Lincoln National Airport to the public.

November 04, 2011 10:50 pm Related

Feds sentence Munster man in immigration scheme

CHICAGO | A former Midway Airport U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in federal prison for taking bribes, Department of Justice officials said.

August 30, 2011 5:25 pm

Jet skids off Midway runway, nobody injured

CHICAGO | Officials say there were no injuries when a Southwest Airlines jet skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport.

April 26, 2011 3:45 pm
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