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With 35 deaths so far, 2008 is the worst on record in the U.S. for accidents involving emergency medical helicopters - aircraft that experts describe as the most dangerous in the sky. While major airline crashes have become extremely rare in the last...
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4:39 PM: The good news: The storm has moved out of the Chicago region, headed east. The bad news: Local temperatures are about to plunge. "Tonight, with clearing skies and snow pack, temperatures are going to drop pretty fast," said Tim Halbach,...
Tribune's transportation reporterIt's rare for a newspaper story to emerge from the vast and dark unknown and hit at a primal level, tapping into the fact that many of us feel so alone and confused about why we exist, and giving us a chance to hope, to dream. Admittedly, those big...
Chicago Tribune ReporterDid you hear the one about the passenger who was charged an extra $15 by the airline to lose his first checked bag? And another $25 for a second bag mistakenly loaded onto an airliner to Calcutta instead of Cincinnati? That might sound like a Jay Leno...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Peoria Republican Rep. Ray LaHood has been chosen as Barack Obama's transportation secretary, placing him in a key role in an administration that has signaled plans for an ambitious public works program, according to Democratic and...
Tribune transportation reporterThe emergence Thursday of a dramatic security video capturing the catastrophic collapse of Minnesota's busiest bridge, and help from a computerized model of the span, ultimately "will tell us where the failure began," the leader of the accident...
Tribune staff reportersIMMEDIATE IMPACT Tourism: The Land of Lincoln will enjoy another "presidential halo effect" on its tourism industry, observers say. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau predicts increased interest in South Side areas tied to Obama and in...
Tribune reportersWASHINGTON — Mayor Richard Daley met with lawmakers Tuesday to push for Chicago's share of a federal stimulus package, including $50 million he said would be crucial to keeping the expansion of O'Hare International Airport on track. Without that...
Chicago Tribune transportation reporterFederal agents observing security checkpoints at O'Hare International Airport say they continue to find lapses, including passengers being scanned too quickly with hand-held metal detectors and screeners failing to thoroughly examine each carry-on bag...
Washington BureauA box-cutter knife has been discovered under a seat cushion on American Airlines Flight 160, a Boeing 767 that was to have flown from San Diego to New York's Kennedy International Airport the morning of Sept. 11 but was unable to take off before federal...
Tribune transportation reporterThe Federal Aviation Administration on Monday began reviewing the nation's 20 busiest airports to determine whether thousands of workers at security screening checkpoints were given background checks and whether they passed them before being hired. The...
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