Thursday, September 09, 2010
Chicago’s Lakefront Needs The return Meigs Field
Chicago, IL—With Richard M. Daley’s wise self-imposed exile, undoubtedly fueled by his approval ratings sinking to nearly 30 percent some of his foolish destruction may become undone.
Meigs Field was a great little airport for general aviation and a historic landmark. It was the first airport I saw as a child so long ago.
Businessmen need a place to commute by air that’s convenient to Chicago's Loop. Meigs Field was important to business. Richard M. Daley spent his time destroying business in Chicago and Meigs Field’s removal was high on his list.
It was during the pre-dawn hours of March 30, 2003, without required approval from the FAA, Daley ordered the runways destroyed and stranded scores of airplanes tied down there. Chicago’s taxpayers have suffered ever since.
Whoever replaces Daley as Mayor should have the brains to restore Meigs Field to the taxpayers who supported the facility.