Nobody was injured when a Southwest Airlines jet skidded off a runway into mud at Midway Airport Tuesday afternoon, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman and a Southwest Airlines spokesman.Firefighter Richard Rosado said the plane skidded off the runway at about 1:35 p.m.
If you're riding your bike and you run into an open car door, the state of Illinois wants to hear about it.Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday announced that Illinois is now tracking such accidents - known as "dooring" crashes.
(Photo by John Crouch)This past weekend, I traveled to Northwest Indiana for Easter. When doing so, I usually will suck up the tolls and take the Skyway. It's a faster route and you don't run into heavy traffic. That's why you are paying big tolls.
On this week's Global Activism, we decided to catch up with one of the 90 some groups that will be at the Global Activism Expo on April 30.If you show up at the Expo with an old bike to donate, it's certain to put a smile on the faces of the Working Bikes folks.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been busy recently with some major appointments. On Monday, he chose Jean Claude Brizard as CEO of Chicago Public Schools. On Tuesday, Emanuel tapped Forrest Claypool to head the Chicago Transit Authority. The Mayor-elect also named members of his financial team.
Forrest Claypool has been picked to head the Chicago Transit Authority by the city's next mayor.Agenda item number one for the CTA, according to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, is the agency's budget. He's pledging not to raise fares.