Mayor Daley unfurled his own version of shock and awe overnight: Without notice, he sent heavy equipment into Meigs Field under police guard to begin demolishing the lakefront airport.
More in the Sun Times, the Friends of Meigs Field, and MetaFilter. Make sure you see the picture.

Old fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator know it as the startup airport. GA pilots know it as one of the nicest urban GA airports around. The mayor has been trying to shut the airport for awhile but wasn't able to build the necessary consensus. Now he's got what he wants by sneaking in at 11pm and unilaterally destroying the airport. Under the guise of "homeland security". Lovely.

  2003-04-01 16:13 Z