President Barack Obama fixes the tie of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 15, 2013

Legislation Would Name Highway After Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary and Illinois native Ray LaHood could get his name on a stretch of Interstate 74 running through his hometown of Peoria.


air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 10, 2013

Decatur, Bloomington Airport Towers Stay Open

The Federal Aviation Administration says 149 air traffic control towers, including several in Illinois, will stay open. They were on the verge of closing by mid-June as a result of the federal sequester.


airline
(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
May 08, 2013

Smaller Airports Take Bigger Hit As Airlines Cut Flights

If you want to see the Fourth of July parade in your little hometown, you should book your flight now. Otherwise, you may have to drive there, or watch a video of the floats via an old friend's smartphone.


air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.


Amtrak train
(Seth Perlman/AP)
April 24, 2013

End of the Line for Amtrak’s Indiana Train?

Amtrak’s Hoosier State line has long been a popular way for college students at places like Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to travel to Chicago for concerts, sporting events and to shop, especially on weekends.


American Airlines passenger
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
April 22, 2013

Airports Report Few Delays As Furloughs Hit FAA Workers

Airline passengers and industry analysts are seeing only moderate flight delays as of early afternoon Monday, the first full day of furloughs for nearly 15,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers.


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