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  • 'Mock improvised explosive device' causes hours-long flight delay at Pearson [UA547,Toronto-Chicago]

    04/06/2017 12:20:08 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | Apr 06, 2017 | Andrew Lupton
    A U.S.-based traveller is facing a mischief charge after trying to board a flight with a "mock improvised explosive device" at Toronto's Pearson airport this morning, in an incident that caused an hours-long delay for passengers. United Airlines Flight 547 was set to depart at 7 a.m. ET for O'Hare International Airport, but during security clearance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a device in a passenger's suitcase that caused them concern. According to a statement, CBP notified Canadian Air Transport Security Authority officials who "swabbed the mock IED for explosives with a negative result."
  • A plane is reportedly on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    10/28/2016 1:01:21 PM PDT · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    A plane reportedly caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport while rolling out for departure on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department's office tweeted. Passengers traveling at O'Hare began sharing photos of smoke on the runway.
  • Obama International Airport? Emanuel floats idea of renaming O'Hare, Midway

    03/26/2015 2:51:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bill Ruthhart
    Could Mayor Rahm Emanuel be thinking about renaming Chicago’s airports, perhaps after President Barack Obama? Emanuel brought up the airports' names during a candidate forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The topic came up as the mayor fielded a question on why he quickly proposed, then abandoned efforts to name a new North Side high school after Obama and the South Side’s Stony Island Parkway after the late Arthur Brazier, a revered African-American civic leader who founded the Woodlawn Organization and was pastor of the Apostolic Church of God for 48 years. "We have to, in some way, whether...
  • VIDEO: Plane manages tricky landing during high winds at O'Hare

    11/09/2014 5:54:20 AM PST · by EBH · 57 replies
    Friday, November 07, 2014 07:15AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Aviation officials reported delays and some cancellations for flights at O'Hare Airport Thursday due to high winds, making landings for some flights - like this one - a bit tricky.
  • Woman from Liberia monitored for Ebola at Kenosha jail

    10/09/2014 2:18:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-9-14 | Robert McCoppin
    woman from Liberia who was detained at O’Hare International Airport was monitored for the Ebola virus as a precaution while being temporarily held at the Kenosha County Jail, though she showed no signs of being sick, officials said Thursday. The woman was sent back to O’Hare and the custody of federal authorities at about 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kenosha County sheriff’s department, which did not say why she was detained The woman was sent back to O’Hare and the custody of federal authorities at about 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kenosha County sheriff’s department, which did not...
  • Brian Howard of Naperville charged with starting fire at FAA facility in Aurora

    09/27/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 61 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 9/26/2014 | Staff
    Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville has been charged with one felony count of Destruction of Aircraft or Aircraft Facilities after he allegedly set a fire in the basement of an Aurora FAA facility, cut the feeds to the radar and damaged the communications system, forcing a ground stop at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports, the FBI says. Investigators say Howard managed to do extensive damage to the host computer, as well as the lines to radar in the facility. The Air Route Control Center monitors high altitude aircraft before landing in Chicago or flying through the area.
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference: Trouble at O'Hare

    09/27/2014 5:23:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Joe Tartaro and Dave Workman stop by the table of David Codrea, lower right I have been traveling for the last week to attend the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), which is being held this weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.   The hotel is at O'Hare airport.   I left family members in Missouri at about 5:40 a.m. on Friday morning.   I had a little over 500 miles to go to reach the conference.    My Niece called an hour later, just as I was getting coffee (free, they had a special) at a McDonalds. O'Hare was in trouble. Early...
  • Ground stop at O’Hare and Midway after fire at FAA facility

    09/26/2014 11:19:46 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 13 replies
    wgn tv ^ | 9-26-2014 | wgntv
    Flights are slowly resuming at O’Hare Airport after a fire at an FAA air traffic control center in Aurora forced a complete halt to flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway Airports. Hundreds of flights are cancelled at O’Hare, and that’s put thousands of travelers in long lines to re-book their trips. Some people stuck in Terminal 3 waited in line for at least one hour to reschedule their flights. Some travelers didn’t receive any notification about the cancellations and delays, and were shocked when they arrived at O’Hare and saw the long lines. Some people got alerts too...
  • Wanted: 1 goat herder, 30 goats at O’Hare Int’l Airport (Chicago)

    09/14/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    WFLD FOX Chicago ^ | September 13, 2012 | Dane Placko
    ...Fox Chicago has learned the Chicago Department of Aviation recently put out a bid looking for someone to supply goats to graze on the grass and brush at O'Hare. It also calls for a goat herder...
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from O’Hare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack

    08/30/2010 3:44:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 254 replies
    ABC News via wire update .com Blog ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Monica Lawrence
    ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Monica Lawrence | By Monica Lawrence AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Two men were arrested aboard a United Airlines flight after landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Monday, ABC News reported. The network, citing Dutch public prosecutor Ernst Koelman, said the men were arrested at the request of American authorities after the flight landed in Amsterdam. ABC said the men were subsequently charged with "preparation of a terrorist attack." The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare International Airport in...
  • O'Hare lands more federal funds for expansion (Chicago Way, WH Way)

    04/06/2010 10:41:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 342+ views
    Chicago's effort to expand O'Hare International Airport got another helping hand from the federal government Tuesday in the form of $410 million for three runways. Add the $337 million transportation officials promised in 2005, and the $747 million in federal cash set aside for O'Hare is the largest financial commitment ever made to a single airport project, transportation officials said. "It's an enormous amount of money, but it really is the kind of investment that has to be made at O'Hare in order to continue it to be the premiere international airport that it is," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • O'Hare Airport temporary staffing employees sentenced for harboring illegal aliens...

    10/01/2009 2:12:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,173+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: September 30, 2009 O'Hare Airport temporary staffing employees sentenced for harboring illegal aliens who were given access to secure areas Assisted illegal workers in obtaining unauthorized airport security badges CHICAGO - The owner of a Bensenville temporary employment agency and her assistant were sentenced in federal court Wednesday for harboring illegal aliens and assisting those workers in obtaining unauthorized access to secure areas at O'Hare International Airport, including the tarmac. The sentences resulted from a multi-agency federal investigation conducted in 2007 and led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mary Gurin, 38,...
  • Suspicious Package Found During O'Hare Drill

    07/30/2009 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 574+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO.com ^ | Jul 30, 2009 1:39 pm US/Central | N/A
    SNIPPET: "A security drill at O'Hare International Airport turned into a real-life scare Thursday when authorities found a suspicious package in the terminal. Federal, state and city agencies conducted a training exercise at O'Hare Thursday, beginning at 1 p.m. Around noon, a package was discovered in Terminal 2, police said."
  • Plane Goes Off Runway at O'Hare

    09/22/2008 1:05:56 PM PDT · by Right_Handed_Writer · 40 replies · 508+ views
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | 09/22/2008 | CBS2
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― An American Airlines jet overshot the runway at O'Hare International Airport Monday afternoon, and the Fire Department was sent to the scene. American Airlines said the affected plane was Flight 268, which was headed from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. It was diverted to Chicago for an unknown reason, and city Aviation Department officials said the plane was experiencing "electrical problems." After landing, the plane was poised at an angle about halfway off the runway. Passengers on the 757 plane were to exit using air stairs and be brought to the terminal on...
  • More than 20 workers arrested at O'Hare [illegal workers with fake security ID]

    11/07/2007 2:09:06 PM PST · by charles m · 27 replies · 74+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2007
    More than 20 workers were arrested today at O'Hare International Airport after authorities said employees at a suburban staffing agency used fraudulent security badges to gain access to unauthorized areas of the airport. Many of the workers arrested were illegal immigrants, authorities said. The eight-month investigation led to the execution of a search warrant today at Ideal Staffing Solutions, 170 N. Pine Lane in Bensenville, and the arrests of two managers there: Mary Gurin, 36, of Carpentersville, and Norinye Benitez, 24, of Franklin Park, according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Each was charged with one count...
  • Huge cocaine stash found on O'Hare plane

    04/28/2007 7:51:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,645+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 28, 2007
    Federal officials seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine on Friday from an international flight landing at O'Hare International Airport. Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection found the drugs on an Aeromex flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, which landed at 11 p.m., officials said. About 330 bricks of cocaine were found in the commercial airliner's cargo compartment during a routine inspection of baggage. The bricks were wrapped in cellophane, soaked in axle grease and covered with rubber and packaging tape. The drugs have a street value of about $6.7 million. The four small cardboard boxes containing the cocaine were...
  • In the sky! A bird? A plane? A ... UFO? (Over O'Hare)

    01/01/2007 11:47:55 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 114 replies · 7,238+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1 January 2007 | Jon Hilkevitch
    It sounds like a tired joke--but a group of airline employees insist they are in earnest, and they are upset that neither their bosses nor the government will take them seriously. A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who observed the phenomenon.
  • Question about O'Hare Airport [shameless vanity post]

    11/28/2006 6:18:58 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies · 1,000+ views
    28 November 2006 | self
    Sorry for the vanity post, but I needed advice from Freepers familiar with Chicago's O'Hare airport. Due to some last-minute family issues, I had to get an additional ticket for our upcoming Christmas trip. The one extra ticket I got gets a family member through O'Hare on Christmas Eve, and she has to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 to transfer from American Airlines to United (hey, not my fault, folks! I'd purchased my tickets a long time ago). I've only been to O'Hare once, and that was just to get to a nearby gate, so I can't offer...