Amelia Earhart In Chicago

Did you know that Amelia Earhart, one of the most famous aviators of all time, has some connections to Chicago? Before today, I didn’t know that either. Today probably seems like a random time to bring that up, but it’s not completely random. It was 78 years ago today that her plane went missing somewhere... Read more »

Flight Attendant Unfairly Criticized For Photo

A couple days ago, a Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant posed for a picture sitting inside a jet engine well. When you first read that sentence, it might sound like a dangerous thing to do. However, it’s not. The reason it became a story is because the ABC7 I-Team decided to make it a story. Ericka... Read more »

Will I Have A Job Tomorrow?

Will I have a job tomorrow? The most likely answer is yes. But when the company you work for is actively trying to sell your division, the answer is never 100% guaranteed. All I can do is wake up, check my email, and hope I still have a job. It’s a weird thing, going day... Read more »

O'Hare Adds More Flights To Panama

If you are thinking about flying to somewhere in Latin America this summer, it might have gotten a little bit easier for you. Between July 2nd and August 23rd, Copa Airlines is adding an extra daily flight from Chicago to Tocumen International Airport (PTY), near Panama City, Panama. The extra flight will be offered on... Read more »

Window Seat Road Trip: Liberty Aviation Museum

This past weekend, I had a chance to visit the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio. Why would I be in Ohio, you ask? Good question. I was there for a fishing trip on Lake Erie, and the museum was close by to where I was staying. It wasn’t a planned stop, but sometimes... Read more »

New Aviation Commissioner Is Former Parsons Employee

In my last post, I wrote about a Parsons Corp., a new contractor at O’Hare that will design a new transportation system. That contract was announced on May 6th. Two days later, Mayor Emanuel picked Ginger Evans as the new Aviation Commissioner for Chicago. From 2008 until 2014, she was the Manager of the Aviation... Read more »

New O'Hare Contractor Has Dubious Past

Four days ago, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced the hiring of Parsons Corporation to design and manage construction of a new automated transit system. This new system will consist of 36 driver-less rail cars running between the four terminals and Parking Lot E, which is used for remote and long term parking. According to... Read more »

Al Capone And An Airport

O’Hare Airport is one of the busiest in the nation, and most people who travel through there never give the name a second thought. However, there is a lot of history behind the name, and a link to arguably the most infamous Chicago resident ever. This is the story of how Al Capone is linked... Read more »

One For the Road: I Will Not Be A Blackhawks Fan

After giving it a lot of thought, it’s time to say goodbye to Chicagodelphia. I don’t feel like I’m as much of an outsider here anymore, and I can’t figure out how to take this blog any further. However, this is not even close to the end of my time at ChicagoNow. I will be... Read more »

Good Old Fashioned Goalie Controversy

In my opinion, the NHL Playoffs are the best playoffs in any sport. How can it get any better? A goaltender controversy, that’s how. It seems like that’s how things are shaping up for the Blackhawks, with Corey Crawford announced as the starter for game two tomorrow night. Scott Darling came into the game last... Read more »