Goats stand on the trailer pen outside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. (Evan Garcia / WTTW)

For the sixth year, O’Hare International Airport is using a herd of wild animals to manage the airport’s vegetation in an environmentally friendly way.

The O’Hare expansion proposal by London-based Foster Epstein Moreno Joint Venture (Chicago Department of Aviation)

Chicago’s Department of Aviation unveiled proposals Thursday from five architectural firms competing to design O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5-billion expansion project. 

Class action suit comes a year after incident on board United flight

(Courtesy @Tyler_Bridges)

Nearly 300 Chicago aviation officers are suing to reclaim their status as law enforcement officers, a title they lost following a highly publicized incident on board a United plane last year.

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The former security officer claims he was improperly trained and later defamed by the head of the Chicago Department of Aviation.


Chicago authorities are increasing security at key locations in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said there are “no known threats” to Chicago at this time.