September 29, 2014

FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.

September 28, 2014

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

Travelers lined up Friday at O'Hare International Airport.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
September 27, 2014

After Sabotage, Air Travel System Slowly Recovers

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.  At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.

An Armed Forces of Mata ship arrives base in Valletta last October.
(Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters/Landov)
September 15, 2014

500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Some 500 migrants trying to make their way from Egypt to Malta by boat are believed to have drowned last week after people smugglers reportedly rammed and sank their vessel, according to the International Organization for Migration.

August 26, 2014

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.

August 25, 2014

Quinn Vetoes Illinois Ridesharing Regulations

Rideshare services have scored a win against Chicago's taxi industry in a battle that began in the legislature - and moved on to the race for Illinois governor. 

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