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With 35 deaths so far, 2008 is the worst on record in the U.S. for accidents involving emergency medical helicopters - aircraft that experts describe as the most dangerous in the sky. While major airline crashes have become extremely rare in the last...
Tribune transportation reporterThe story last week about an unscheduled flight over O'Hare International Airport generated a universe of opinions from near and very far out. A man in Aurora said he came home from work on the same day as the O'Hare sighting, looked skyward in his...
Tribune's transportation reporterIt's rare for a newspaper story to emerge from the vast and dark unknown and hit at a primal level, tapping into the fact that many of us feel so alone and confused about why we exist, and giving us a chance to hope, to dream. Admittedly, those big...
(WGN-AM)- The refusal of some Chicago taxicab drivers to accept credit cards leads to hundreds of complaints to city officials each year, ranking third behind reckless driving and rude behavior, records show. And taxi industry executives say the aversion...
Chicago Tribune ReporterDid you hear the one about the passenger who was charged an extra $15 by the airline to lose his first checked bag? And another $25 for a second bag mistakenly loaded onto an airliner to Calcutta instead of Cincinnati? That might sound like a Jay Leno...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Peoria Republican Rep. Ray LaHood has been chosen as Barack Obama's transportation secretary, placing him in a key role in an administration that has signaled plans for an ambitious public works program, according to Democratic and...
Tribune reporterThe city has put its parking ticket crews in overdrive, issuing citations at a faster clip than last year, but a Tribune analysis of court records shows that the vast majority of tickets contested by motorists are thrown out. In response to a Freedom...
Chicago Tribune transportation reporterFederal agents observing security checkpoints at O'Hare International Airport say they continue to find lapses, including passengers being scanned too quickly with hand-held metal detectors and screeners failing to thoroughly examine each carry-on bag...
Tribune staff reportersWhen Stacey Jones and his family were booked on a 5 p.m. United Airlines flight from O'Hare International Airport to New York last week, they didn't think they were buying a lottery ticket. But in a way, they were.Even in perfect weather, that flight...
Tribune staff reportersPresident Bush is expected to announce in Chicago Thursday an anti-terrorism package that calls for heavily armed National Guard soldiers patrolling the nation's airports, thousands of federal air marshals guarding aircraft cabins and a federal takeover...
Tribune transportation reporterThe Federal Aviation Administration on Monday began reviewing the nation's 20 busiest airports to determine whether thousands of workers at security screening checkpoints were given background checks and whether they passed them before being hired. The...
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