With his midnight destructive raid on Meigs Field Chicago Mayor Daley sounded a wakeup call for California airport supporters. Most California airport supporters have heard of the high visibility arrogance of the mayor in arbitrarily tearing up the Meigs runway with no public hearings or notice. His action was so precipitous, rapid and drastic that the media gave it wide coverage.
May June 2003 Cal Pilots Newsletter
by Ed Rosiak
If you still need to be convinced that you should belong to as many ?pro-aviation? groups as possible, then the ?dis-Honorable? Mayor of Chicago, Richard?I am just as strong handed as my father was?Daley, has provided it to you. In an astonishing display of ?let me show you who is the boss?, and under the guise of Homeland Security, Daley literally snuck into the night with a start time of 1:30 AM, and had Meigs Field?s only runway destroyed