April 12, 2013 |
Somewhere between hailing a taxi and bumming a ride from a friend, there's Sidecar. The ride-sharing app, which is based in San Francisco but has expanded to other cities including New York, Boston and L.A., arrived in the Chicago market about a month ago and now has more than 50 drivers in the city. The iPhone- and Android-compatible app connects passengers who need a ride with everyday people who have extra space in their car. "We're definitely not a taxi service," said Lisa Frame, the community manager for Sidecar Chicago.
December 19, 2012 |
Flying somewhere for the holidays? Travelers might want to hold off on wrapping their gifts until after they go through security, fly to their destination or ship them ahead of time. The Transportation Security Administration says wrapped gifts aren't prohibited,but TSA security officers may have to open them if they need to be inspected. If passengers arrive at Chicago's airports early enough, they can line up for complimentary gift-wrapping services through Friday for gifts brought to or bought at either airport.
November 20, 2012 |
Flying over the Thanksgiving holiday? Get ready for crowded airports in Chicago. The city is expecting nearly 1.8 million passengers to travel through O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport from Nov. 20 through Nov. 27. Sunday is projected to be the busiest day of the holiday period with more than 250,000 passengers at O'Hare and more than 78,000 passengers at Midway, according to a news release issued by the Chicago Department of...
September 17, 2013 |
A man and woman from Lakeview were arrested Sunday night after attacking a cab driver and hijacking his taxi, county prosecutors said. Brian Mosansky, 23, and Sarah Solma, 22, both of the 4000 block of North Ashland Avenue, took a taxi from 15 W. Hubbard St. to their Lakeview home just before midnight Sunday, and then refused to pay the $21 cab fare, prosecutors said. When the driver pulled up to the corner of Ashland Avenue and Irving Park...
September 4, 2013 |
Police officers met a CTA bus at the corner of 55th Street and Ashland Avenue after the driver asked them to escort a rowdy man off the bus Monday night. But that man turned into a witness moments later, when he directed officers to a man on the bus with a gun, county prosecutors said. That man was Darius Jones, 21, of the 9000 block of South Loomis Street, prosecutors said. He was arrested on multiple unlawful weapons possessions charges after officers found a gun inside a plastic bag full of videotapes on the floor of...
May 24, 2012 |
Print out your boarding pass and check into the gate early. Memorial Day weekend is nearly here. As one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, here's a closer look at what it means for Chicago's airports. 1.5 million - number of passengers expected to travel through O'Hare and Midway airports during the six days surrounding the holiday weekend (Thursday through Tuesday). 2.8 percent - the increase of travel this year compared to same period in 2011. 260,000 - passengers expected to be at O'Hare's...