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There Will Be A ‘Simulated Aircraft Fire’ At O’Hare On Saturday

If you see a lot of first responders at the airport, don't panic. It's a realistic emergency response exercise required by federal law.

O'Hare

The Chicago Chef Behind ‘Taste For The Homeless’ Is Now Cooking Free Food For Migrants Arriving From Texas

Michael "Chef Mike" Airhart said he'll keep helping refugees, he said: "This is our kind of town. This is what Chicago does for anybody who comes and needs help."

Citywide

O’Hare Airport’s Beagles Are The Best In The Biz At Sniffing Out Illegal Food

Bettie, a 5-year-old rescue dog, sniffs out illegal items at O'Hare Airport. She's one of the top dogs for that work in the United States. Her payment? Lots of cookies.

O'Hare

CPS Teacher, Her Family Among Those Wounded In Highland Park Shooting

More than $102,000 has been raised to help Dever Elementary teacher Zoe Kolpack and her family. She, her husband, her father and her brother-in-law were shot.

O'Hare

Affordable Apartments Near O’Hare Receive Property Tax Breaks Under New Designation

A new ordinance offers developers a tax break for building apartments in communities like O'Hare, where only one-fifth of housing is considered affordable for low-income families.

O'Hare

America’s Dog & Burger Joins Vienna Beef Hall of Fame After 26 Years Selling Hot Dogs Across The Country

The family-owned hot dog stand is the 140th business to join the hall of fame. "There's something really special about a guy who owns a restaurant, rolls up his sleeves, and works hard to provide for his family."

Downtown

743 Fake IDs Found At O’Hare Airport In Just 2 Weeks, Customs Officials Say

The fake driver's licenses were hidden inside handbags, jewelry boxes and toys and were being shipped to people throughout the United States.

O'Hare

Human Skulls, Living Snails And Moss Bathmats Seized At O’Hare Airport

The airport's Customs and Border Protection specialists have seized 1,667 agricultural shipments with prohibited items since October. Recent shipments included human skulls and live moss.

O'Hare

A ‘Back Door’ To O’Hare Airport Is Coming After City Council Approves New West Tollway

The tollway will make it faster to get to the airport from the suburbs and reduce overcrowding on existing roads by more than 20 percent, an alderman said Wednesday.

O'Hare

Escape From Ukraine: How A Wicker Park Woman Is Helping Her Family And Others Get Out

Jackie Birov, a first-generation Ukrainian American and Wicker Park resident, has helped people flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. She's also raising money for body armor for Ukrainians.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

O’Hare, Midway Contract Employees Celebrate City Council-Approved Wage Increase: ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’

Contract workers at city airports will make $17 come July and $18 in 2023. While celebrating the boost, workers are still fighting for health benefits and better communication from management on mandatory overtime.

O'Hare

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

Citywide

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

Citywide

Kittens Stolen From Traveler At O’Hare Airport Have Been Found, Police Say

The kittens, Perceive and Nivea, were in carrier that was stolen by someone and thrown in a trash can. Two people rescued them.

O'Hare

O’Hare, Midway Airports Expecting 3 Million Travelers Over Holidays As Officials Warn Of COVID-19 Surge

Five states have been added back to Chicago's travel advisory as COVID-19 surges across the country.

Citywide

Police Looking For People Who Rescued Stolen Kittens From Garbage At O’Hare Airport

The kittens, Perceive and Nivea, were in carrier that was stolen by someone and thrown in a trash can. Two people rescued them.

O'Hare

Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

Citywide

O’Hare Wins Magazine’s ‘Best Airport’ Award 18th Year In A Row

O'Hare was named the Best Airport in North America — and got an award for its dining options.

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