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.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

September 28, 2014

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.


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.


University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2012 Paralympic games.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

September 27, 2014

U of I Recognized As Paralympic Training Site

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has become an official training site for wheelchair racing in the Paralympic games.  The US Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday.


Former U.S. Senator and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris

(AP Photo/Senate Television)

September 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris An Issue In Chicago Trial

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.


A Nigerian health official at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria on August 4th.

(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

September 26, 2014

Deaths Linked to Ebola Pass 3,000

The World Health Organization says the number of deaths linked to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000.


Congressman John Shimkus holds his ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award.

(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)

September 26, 2014

Shimkus Picks Up Endorsement Award From Ag Group

U-S Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) visited local Farm Bureau offices in four cities on Friday, to meet with officials and pick up an endorsement.


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