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  • 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 ^ | 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 - 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 ^ | 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...
  • The IL General Assembly: terrorist aides

    01/01/2004 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kuksool · 10 replies · 1,984+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | December 31, 2003 | JILL STANEK
    Revelations in the Peoria Journal Star earlier this week that the Peoria/Champaign area is one of seven in the United States on a terrorist “circuit” were frightening. “Terrorists enter the United States in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then move to Phoenix, then Denver," reported Phil Luciano of the PJS. "From there some head to Peoria and Champaign. Some terrorists remain in those communities, while others head on to New York City" (emphasis added). Luciano was provided this information by Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, who received it at a recent FBI conference held in Springfield. Names of larger cities...
  • Missing Egyptian Student Arrested At O'Hare

    08/10/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 141 replies · 4,290+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 8/10/06 | CBS
    Chicago police on Thursday morning arrested one of the 11 Egyptian students who were wanted for failing to show up for an exchange program in Montana. At 8 a.m., about four hours after heightened security restrictions went into effect following a foiled terror plot in Britain, a man at the Delta terminal at O’Hare International Airport tried to use a ticket to go to Bozeman, Montana, but his ticket was out of New York rather than Chicago, police Supt. Philip Cline said at a news conference. A disturbance then ensued. “He was raising his voice for the level for the...
  • CAIR-Chicago, Muslims, Meet With U.S. Customs & Border Protection at O'Hare Airport

    06/29/2006 5:52:34 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 10 replies · 620+ views
    CAIR [Bleeeccccchhhh] ^ | 28 jun 06 | Anon
    On Wednesday, June 21, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and intern Susan DeCostanza along with other leaders in the Chicago Muslim Community attended a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations at O’Hare International Airport last week. The meeting was part of an effort to build relationships between the Muslim community and different government and security organizations that work in the airport in order to proactively facilitate communication, avoid cultural misunderstandings and help to educate travelers about the ways that they can possibly avoid unwanted delays at the airport. Brian Humphrey, Director of Field Operations, commenced the meeting by...
  • Traveller's agenda a mystery

    09/26/2001 11:24:25 AM PDT · by NatureGirl · 49 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | 9/26/01 | Susan Clairmont
    Nageeb Abdul Jabar Mohammed Al-Hadi -- if that's even his name -- is just one of nearly 750 people U.S. investigators want to know more about in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. He has at least four aliases and two different birth dates. He is a Yemeni, with a Michigan driver's licence and a Detroit wife. He was on a plane from Frankfurt, Germany headed for Chicago when it was diverted to Toronto. He was arrested at Pearson International Airport and may be extradited to the United States to face two charges related to false passports and fraudulent misuse ...
  • O'Hare Airport Expansion Approved by FAA, Demolition Already Underway

    09/30/2005 11:04:58 AM PDT · by fzx12345 · 39 replies · 2,056+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | September 30, 2005 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO - The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it has approved a $15 billion project to expand the delay-plagued O'Hare International Airport by reconfiguring the runways — a plan that requires destruction of hundreds of homes.
  • NYT: Court Gives Bush Right to Detain U.S. Combatant

    09/10/2005 9:35:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled unanimously on Friday that President Bush had the authority to detain as an enemy combatant an American citizen who fought United States forces on foreign soil. The panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit... threw out a ruling... that Mr. Bush had overstepped his bounds by detaining Jose Padilla, a Chicago native, for three years.... In an opinion written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who has been considered by President Bush for a nomination to the Supreme Court, the panel said Mr. Bush had the right to detain...
  • THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!!!!!!! (But this troll ain't gonna be here to see it)

    05/22/2005 5:56:43 PM PDT · by confederate cowboy · 319 replies · 9,678+ views
    I believe there is alot wrong with our current goverment and I just cant wait until the south rise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • City hall ignored scam for 3 years

    03/17/2005 9:14:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 486+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 17, 2005 | CHRIS FUSCO, FRAN SPIELMAN AND MICHAEL SNEED
    Two restaurants at O'Hare Airport have been allowed to rake in millions of dollars, even though the Daley administration learned back in 2002 that the company running them was probably a phony minority "front" for Panda Express and Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a top fund-raiser for Gov. Blagojevich. Crucial Inc. won the O'Hare concessions in part because it was certified as a minority-owned business. Its largest shareholder was listed as Jabir Herbert Muhammad, son of the late Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad.
  • Deer Wanders Into Baggage Claim at O'Hare

    11/18/2004 5:15:42 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 22 replies · 728+ views
    AP ^ | 11-17-04
    Deer Wanders Into Baggage Claim at O'Hare Wed Nov 17, 6:52 PM ET Strange News - AP CHICAGO - A deer, its judgment possibly clouded by sexual desire due to rutting season, wandered into the lower level of a passenger terminal at O'Hare International Airport before it was captured. The incident happened Tuesday morning. The young buck might have entered the airport grounds by following Interstate 190, according to officials. The animal then entered Terminal 2 through an a freight door that opens automatically and approached a baggage claim area, airport officials said. There were no passengers in the area....
  • Jet makes emergency landing

    04/15/2004 8:06:01 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 240+ views
    WFSB-TV ^ | April 15, 2004 | WFSB
    CHICAGO -- An American Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at O'Hare Airport. The jet was requesting ambulances with those injured believed to be flight attendants. The Chicago Fire Department confirms that they have sent four ambulances to an incident at O'Hare. The flight is American Airlines 117 originating from JFK Airport in New York.
  • Hyde, Fitzgerald want O'Hare investigation

    02/23/2004 5:15:40 AM PST · by JustPiper · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-23-04 | Jamie Sotonoff
    Saying the review process is seriously flawed, U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald and U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde are calling for an investigation into the way Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration are proceeding with the O'Hare Modernization Plan. In a letter released Sunday, the two Illinois legislators asked U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Kenneth Mead to investigate several points, including: • Whether there's enough available airspace to accommodate the airport expansion. • Whether all of the city's and the FAA's relevant documents have been shared with interested parties. • Whether the FAA should evaluate the financial viability of the plan...
  • Federal court to hear Padilla case

    11/17/2003 9:46:39 PM PST · by JustPiper · 6 replies · 171+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-17-03 | AP
    An appeals court will hear arguments today in the case of a former Chicago gang member who has been held as an enemy combatant for nearly 18 months in a terrorism probe. Jose Padilla's attorney, Donna Newman, says the high stakes of the arguments are clear every time she encounters people familiar with the case. She says many are amazed to learn that Padilla, who is a U.S. citizen, remains jailed without charges and access to a lawyer since he was picked up in May 2002 at O'Hare Airport, suspected of a role in a ''dirty bomb'' plot. A "dirty...
  • Protesting Homeowners: 'Taxed To Death'

    08/11/2003 2:37:08 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 83 replies · 472+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 8/11/03 | N/A
    CHICAGO, 4:04 p.m. CDT August 11, 2003 - Some residents of the Edgewater neighborhood and Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn assembled in Daley Plaza Monday to protest escalating property taxes in the community on Chicago's north lakefront. More than 20 homeowners attended the lunchtime rally, waiving placards reading "Taxed to Death" and "Hello High Taxes, Goodbye Economic Diversity and Affordable Housing" and called for reform of Cook County's property-tax system. Claire Tobin, executive director of the Edgewater Community Council, said her group has helped more than 700 property owners file appeals with the Cook County assessors office as a result of...
  • Governor signs bill to expand O’Hare

    08/06/2003 11:49:41 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 12 replies · 211+ views
    AP- Chgo. Sun-Times ^ | 8-6-03 | N/A
    Gov. Blagojevich signed a bill today authorizing a $6.6 billion expansion of O’Hare Airport. ‘‘The expansion of O’Hare doesn’t just affect Chicago, it doesn’t just benefit northern Illinois, it doesn’t just benefit one or two carriers. By expanding O’Hare, all of us are lifted,’’ Blagojevich said. Mayor Daley said the plan will create ‘‘an airport for the 21st century’’ that will be paid for by users of O’Hare rather than taxpayers. Supporters said the project will mean more than 195,000 jobs and $19 billion in economic benefits for the state while maintaining O’Hare’s status as a national transportation hub. The...
  • Rain Causes Flooding In Northern Illinois

    08/03/2003 7:38:57 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 33 replies · 364+ views
    NBC Chicago, WBBM & FirstHand Report,
    The Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue was closed for three hours Sunday afternoon due to extreme flooding. (Chicago)—As of 2:30, there are 5,200 people without power, most on the north side and north suburbs. Power outages have been reported at: Irving and Oak Park Glencoe Vernon Hills Palatine Rolling Meadows Customer numbers reported out of power as of 1pm today: North Chicago 66 South Chicago 215 N E Suburbs 1200 I was on WBBM CBS radio with my firsthand experience. In my 50 years I've never seen anything like this storm. Our lawn was covered with hail from the size...
  • Passengers evacuated from O'Hare terminal after metal detector found unplugged

    04/01/2002 7:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 239+ views
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) --  Hundreds of passengers at O'Hare International Airport had to be re-screened early Monday after security guards noticed that a metal detector had been unplugged, police said.</p> <p>Police were called around 8:20 a.m. to help with crowd control as passengers in part of Terminal 3 were forced to go back through security, Officer Thomas Donegan said. Donegan said the metal detector may have been out of service for 40 minutes.</p>