December 25, 1992 |
Officials at the Chicago Transit Authority say lobbying by them and New York transit officials apparently has persuaded 20th Century Fox to cut a scene from a movie that indicated the electricity is turned off in the subway between trains. The transit officials feared the scene in the movie "Used People" would prompt people to jump on the train tracks and suffer electrocution. "This is absolutely untrue--the electricity is always on," CTA General Counsel William H. Farley said Thursday.
February 16, 1990 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed building a $4.9-billion, 9,400-acre airport in the Lake Calumet area on Chicago's Southeast Side, to be operational by 2010. The site includes hazardous waste areas and about 5,500 residences. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), who prefers to expand O'Hare International Airport, criticized Daley's cost figures as too low.
March 31, 1992 |
O'Hareaphobia, as many a well worn air traveler can attest, is the dread of having to navigate through this city's sprawling and overstuffed international airport, the world's busiest. Starting this week, however, getting through O'Hare might seem like a breeze compared to the freeway nightmare of getting to or from it. That's because the main route between the airport and the Loop or other downtown locales is being overhauled.
January 15, 1992 |
The world's busiest airport is getting too much business. Neighbors of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have long been upset over its noise and fumes, and air travelers are increasingly choosing to make connections in other cities rather than endure delays during peak hours. O'Hare simply has reached its capacity.
December 19, 1989 |
American Airlines agreed on Monday to purchase Trans World Airlines' routes between Chicago and London for $195 million. The transaction is significant because it gives American additional British routes that it could not otherwise obtain because of bilaterally determined limits on the number of flights between the two countries. And, despite denials by TWA Chairman Carl C. Icahn, it points up TWA's financial problems.
September 7, 1995 |
O'Hare International Airport in Chicago consolidated its position as the world's busiest passenger airport while Memphis, Tenn., the hub of cargo giant Federal Express, remained the leader in cargo traffic, according to a half-year report by the Geneva-based Airports Council International. O'Hare, the main North American air passenger hub, reinforced its position as the world's busiest airport with 32.4 million people using it in the first six months of the year.