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X- "Daley Says Problems are Beyond His Control" - Gary Washburn - Chicago Tribune

"'Gateway to Gridlock,' a Tribune series, has reported on problems at O'Hare that have delayed and frustrated thousands of passengers this year and threaten to extend poor service far into the future. Daley has refused to seek new runways at O'Hare to expand the airport's capacity. The Tribune series also described how his administration has sought to throw a wrench into construction of an airport near the Will County town of Peotone -- and outside of Daley's political control. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-22

IX- "Hope Isn't Even on the Radar" - Jon Hilkevitch, John Schmeltzer and Alex Rodriguez - Chicago Tribune

"When Stacey Jones and his family were booked on a 5 p.m. United Airlines flight from O'Hare International Airport to New York last week, they didn't think they were buying a lottery ticket.But in a way, they were. Even in perfect weather, that flight arrives on time at LaGuardia Airport just once every five tries, according to federal statistics. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-22

VIII- "When Weather Turns Bad, Runways Not as Accommodating" - Patrick T. Reardon - Chicago Tribune

"Mayor Richard M. Daley maintains that the chronic delays and cancellations at O'Hare International Airport have 'nothing to do with runways.' But, based on studies by airport experts, that position is difficult to defend.The main cause of delays at O'Hare is the airport's inability to accommodate as many arriving flights in bad weather as it can in good -- a problem directly tied to runways. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-21

VII- "Politics Snarl O'Hare" - Andrew Martin and Laurie Cohen - Chicago Tribune

". . .The hidden motives that determine everything from contracts to projections for growth at O'Hare have created an airport that works for the politicians, their friends and the airport's two major airlines, but not for the public. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-20

V- "United Steers Bumpy Course" - Andrew Zajac and Robert Manor - Chicago Tribune

". . .Although United isn't always as bad as it was last summer, it is never very good when measured by performance standards such as flight promptness, lost baggage and customer satisfaction. The growth of the Elk Grove Township corporation into the world's largest airline has masked a culture of inconsistent corporate leadership and confrontational labor relations unusual even for an industry in which employment strife is a defining characteristic. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-20

IV- "The Longest Day: Epilogue - The Last Lap" - Louise Kiernan - Chicago Tribune

". . .The airlines and the FAA already have convened their first teleconference of the day. At his gleaming cherry conference table, Peter Salmon, who manages the control tower at O'Hare, steels himself for a harsh assessment of Monday's performance. It will take the airlines until Wednesday to sort their schedules back to normal. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-19

III- "The Longest Day: Act Three" - Louise Kiernan - Chicago Tribune

". . .Strangely enough, the passengers who know they're spending the night in Chicago are fortunate. They can at least try to find a hotel room. The dozens of others who sit patiently, watching their flights get pushed back from 6:15 to 8 to 9:30 to 11:20 before they are canceled are the ones who will find themselves out of luck. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-19

II- "The Longest Day: Act Two" - Louise Kiernan - Chicago Tribune

". . .These thousands of people still hope to get out of Chicago. They walk up and down the narrow aisles of their planes, trade paperback thrillers, play computer solitaire until their batteries run out and, if they are in first class, indulge in a few free drinks. Most of them remain calm and resigned. The weather, they think, tells them all they need to know. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-19

I- "The Longest Day: Act One" - Louise Kiernan - Chicago Tribune

". . .Although most passengers know little, if anything, about these issues, they bear the brunt of their effects. They're the ones who miss their cousin's wedding or grandfather's funeral because of delays that worsen each year, who stand helpless as a gate agent walks off the job for lunch even though 100 stranded passengers wait in line. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  2000-11-19

"Thompson Says Walker Shifted On Voting Probe" - Robert Davis and Pamela Zekman - The Chicago Tribune

". . .United States Atty. James R. Thompson assailed Daniel Walker yesterday, charging that the Democratic candidate for governor has made an about-face on vote fraud in Chicago.  In a Federal Building press conference Thompson said he was "astounded" by charges Walker made Tuesday with Mayor Daley, that the federal grand jury vote fraud probe was nothing more than a Republican "campaign of vilification" to intimidate voters and the Democratic Party. . ."

The Chicago Tribune  1972-10-27

"Kusper Aides Testify in Vote Fraud Probe" - Unsigned - The Chicago Tribune

"Two top aides of Stanley P. Kusper Jr., chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, testified yesterday before a federal grand jury investigating vote fraud and a possible conspiracy by board employees to conceal voting irregularities.  "I know nothing," said Mrs. Stephanie Steckl, Kusper's secretary, after she left the grand jury room following her second day of testimony.  She said the jurors had treated her "fine," and did not now whether she would be asked to testify again."

The Chicago Tribune  1972-10-04