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Chicago’s Latino population spreads out, Census shows

Latinos are the second largest racial group in the city of Chicago, in Cook County, and in the State of Illinois.

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New Chicago quarantine order kicks in for travelers from states with skyrocketing COVID cases

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will rely on self-compliance with her travel order, which is being publicized with a "marketing campaign" at O’Hare and Midway, billboards along highways and posters on CTA trains.

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Ed Burke just got $1.9M in tax refunds, interest for car rental agencies at Midway Airport

It’s another eye-opening instance of the indicted Chicago alderman mixing his law firm’s business with city business. And it resulted from big errors by former Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.

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ENDORSEMENT: Silvana Tabares for 23rd Ward alderman

Silvana Tabares understands the importance of two ward-specific issues: revitalizing Cicero Avenue near Midway and the soundproofing of nearby homes.

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Southwest Airlines to revise its service animal policy

The policy changes are scheduled to go into effect on Sept. 17.

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Woman missing since October could be near Midway Airport: police

Rachel Tompkins, 45, was last seen Oct. 15, police said. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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One good muskie does it: Young Chicagoans take Spring Classic at Eagle River

Joe Perepechko and Santo Munizzi made the most of one muskie in winning the Spring Classic at Eagle River in northern Wisconsin.

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Cost of O’Hare, Midway asphalt deal soars as City Hall keeps extending contract

THE WATCHDOGS: Emanuel administration's no-bid extensions for O’Hare, Midway asphalt work have added $20 million to $16.7 million deal.

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On its 125th birthday, what’s left from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition?

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition — the World's Fair that gave Chicago one of the stars on the city flag — kicked off 125 years ago Tuesday.

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Chicago airports now offering free wireless internet

O’Hare and Midway international airports are now offering free Wi-Fi service with streaming capability to all travelers.

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One last sniff for Lacy, a bomb-detecting dog at Midway Airport

Lacy the dog is retiring from bomb sniffing after an eight-year career. Tuesday, she got to come back for one last ceremonial sniff.

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Nearly 450 homes have sound insulation windows that stink, city officials say

Approximately 55 percent of all homes investigated by crews working for the city tested positive for the smelly sound-insulation windows.

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McCarthy proposes O’Hare Airport casino

McCarthy’s enthusiasm for an O’Hare casino was not at all tempered by the fact that Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is minutes from the airport.

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Man charged with trying to bring loaded gun onto plane at Midway

An Indiana man was charged with trying to board a plane with a loaded gun Monday at Midway International Airport.

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Burke wants to rein in ‘comfort animals’ on flights; parking crackdown sought

Burke said lax rules have allowed passengers to board with "turkeys, gliding possums, snakes and spiders," claiming they need the emotional support.

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Southwest resuming normal service at Midway after hundreds of cancellations

Southwest was resuming normal operations at Midway after more than 200 flights were canceled due to a lack of the product used to de-ice planes.

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Chicago residents, businesses plow on through heaviest snowfall of the season

By Sunday, some areas will have up to a foot of snow on the ground. But businesses and public transit mostly went on as normal Friday.

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Clout team with heavy minority participation wins $210M airport contract

The joint venture Connect Chicago Alliance was the highest-ranked of five teams vying for the motherlode of a "program management contract."

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Serial stowaway’s case poses challenge for courts, law enforcement

Charged mostly with misdemeanors and judged sane despite a compulsion to slip onto jets, Hartman has baffled law enforcement and airport security.

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Serial stowaway to be released, but warned — 3 times — to stay away from airport

Marilyn Hartman is accused of illegally boarding a Jan. 14 flight to London. She was arrested by British customs at Heathrow International Airport.

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Two-year closure starts Monday night on Cicero Avenue near Midway

An estimated two-year closure starts Monday night on lanes of Cicero Avenue near Midway International Airport for airport improvement projects.

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SWEET: Landscape group warns Obama Center ‘adverse effects’ in Jackson Park

Obama Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the Obama Foundation and City Hall are pushing to get rid of Cornell Drive.

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Frigid temperatures prompt cancellation of over 80 flights at Midway

Over 80 flights were cancelled at Midway International Airport on Thursday morning as frigid temperatures continue to move through the Chicago area.

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Obama Center designers sticking with Midway Plaisance for garage site

But plans for a basketball court, BBQ grills and picnic tables on top of the structure have been dropped.

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Atlanta airport outage unlikely here, top ComEd official says

Tim McGuire, of ComEd, said he can't imagine a single fire causing a similar "cascading event" at either Midway or O'Hare airports.

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Aldermen move to restore powers and title of aviation officers

Ald. Chris Taliaferro introduced an ordinance Wednesday to restore the word "police" to the airport officers’ badges, uniforms and vehicles.

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Midway bomb-sniffing dog has pooping problem

The rookie dog gets jittery in crowds but the situation is being dealt with delicately by her employer.

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Midway turns 90

Sure, there were cupcakes. But the real goodies came from a group known as the Midway Historians.

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Aldermen move to protect homeowners stuck with smelly windows

Aldermen have been raising a stink about the foul odor emanating from sound reduction windows installed by the city in homes near O'Hare and Midway.

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‘Suspicious’ package cleared at Midway Airport

The police Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating. No evacuations or injuries have been reported.

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Man charged with bumping erect penis against woman at Midway CTA stop

Brown, of south suburban Harvey, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse, aggravated battery in a public place and public indecency, police said.

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Plane carrying OKC Thunder dented by bird while landing at Midway

A charter flight carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder from Minneapolis was dented after it apparently hit a bird while landing early Saturday at Midway International Airport.