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    Are TSA lines getting shorter at Chicago airports?

    CHICAGO — The security lines at O’Hare Airport are a whole lot shorter. Last week, fliers had to wait as long as three hours to get through security. But Tuesday, the wait in TSA lines was down to just 15 minutes. There were no scenes of people stranded for the night after missing their flights. The TSA turned 100 part-time screeners into full-time employees, and dozens of additional screeners will take their positions at O’Hare and Midway Airports over the […]

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    Naperville ranked wealthiest city in Midwest, study says

    NerdWallet is out with its list of the wealthiest communities in America, and the richest city in the Midwest may come as a surprise. It’s Naperville. Before you ask, “What about Oak Brook or Barrington or Kenilworth,” you should know that this list includes only communities with at least 65,000 people. NerdWallet measured household income, home prices, and family credit limits, among other things. Key factors in Naperville’s calculation included: Median household income: $104,419 Median home price: $364,300 Percent of […]

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    CPS students headed to White House for talent show

    CHICAGO — Students from four Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus for Washington this morning outside the Johnson School of Excellence in North Lawndale. When the kids get to DC, they’ll perform for First Lady Michelle Obama in what’s called the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show. The kids are part of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, which accepts students from Chicago’s poorest performing public schools.

  • Flights resume at Chicago airports after snowstorm delays

    TSA waits shorten a little; mayor suggests privatizing passenger screening

    CHICAGO — The top man at the Transportation Security Administration is in Chicago for a first-hand look at the long security check-in lines at O’Hare and Midway airports. The TSA recommends you arrive at your airport two hours before your departure time – that’s an hour faster than just a day ago. Due to increased @TSA wait times across the country, the TSA recommends arriving 2 hours prior to your flight: https://t.co/eFNeugkRD8 — O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) May 19, 2016 […]

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    TSA promises shorter lines at Chicago airports

    CHICAGO — The Transportation Security Administration is taking steps to shorten the long security lines at O’Hare and Midway airports. Nearly 60 additional screeners and four more bomb-sniffing dogs will be sent to O’Hare Airport immediately. In a few days, 100 TSA employees will go from part-time to full-time at the airports. By mid-August, the TSA will assign even more officers to both airports. But for now, Chicago’s airports are still advising fliers to arrive three hours before their departure […]

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    Drug dispute may have led to fatal shooting outside Irving Park restaurant

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood over what police believe may have been a drug dispute. The victim was Moroccan. He was shot in the head and face while in his car at Elston and Pulaski shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. He died on the sidewalk outside the Tassili Moroccan restaurant, located at 4342 N Elston Ave. The Chicago Tribune reports, a weapon was recovered at the scene. A suspect is in custody. Police […]

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    Post office renovation plan gets green light

    CHICAGO — A plan to redevelop Chicago’s old main post office building is now ready to proceed. Under the plan, finalized Thursday, an investment group will buy the crumbling old building over the Congress Parkway. It will spend half a billion dollars turning it into offices, an events center, a fitness center, outdoor cafes, a rooftop park, and even a river walk. If everything goes according to schedule, the first tenants will move in sometime in 2018.

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    Mayor Emanuel chooses new deputy mayor

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce today he is creating a second cabinet-level post of deputy mayor. He is appointing Andrea Zopp, who recently ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Part of Zopp’s new duties will be to create job opportunities in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. Emanuel has faced criticism for a lack of effort to bring economic development to the South and West Sides. Also today, the mayor and Zopp are expected to announce an expansion of CTA service […]

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    Man charged in murder of Buffalo Grove mom now charged in 2nd killing

    WEST ALLIS, Wisc. — The man already charged with killing a woman from Buffalo Grove is now charged in a second killing. Police say Zachary Hays shot and killed his downstairs neighbor in West Allis, Wisconsin. Gabriel Claudio-Sanchez was shot through a door after he and Hays argued about one of Hays’ brothers; then, Hays and the brothers drove north on I-94 in Sauk County. At that point, police say, he pulled a gun and fired into Tracy Czaczowski’s car, […]

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    84-year-old grandfather to graduate from Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University

    CHICAGO — Northeastern Illinois University will soon have a very special graduate. Jerry Pollard is an 84-year-old grandfather and he’ll become the oldest student in more than five decades to earn his first bachelor’s degree at the school. He intended to get his degree much earlier; but a stint in the military, then marriage and a family, forced him to keep putting it off until he retired. He’ll get his degree in inter-disciplinary studies and history. But he admits, at […]

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