Archive for September 2013

Hunting Ghost Airports of Chicagoland

Hunting Ghost Airports of Chicagoland
Just like humans, airports have come to life only to die — and become shopping malls and housing developments and sometimes just empty fields, the old runways covered by corn. The survivors, Midway and O’Hare and  Chicago Executive Airport in northwest Wheeling,  are among the best known of what were once scrappy grass and sometimes... Read more »

It is not the first time a bank was hit from the air

It is not the first time a bank was hit from the air
On September 25, 2013, a small plane crashed just short of the runway of Clow Airport in suburban  Bolingbrook, southwest of Chicago, killing the pilot and his passenger.   It was not the first time a small plane dropped out of the sky there; in 2008, another small plane made an emergency landing on Weber... Read more »