CHICAGO (CBS) — A Wheeling company’s plan to build a heliport along the Chicago River in Bridgeport has cleared a major hurdle, and likely will be approved by the City Council on Wednesday, over the objections of some people who live nearby.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Chicago Helicopter Express, a helicopter tour company, plans to build 14 helipads, a 17,500-square-foot hangar, a terminal, and an aircraft fueling station on a 4.6-acre site on the 2400 block of South Halsted Street, along the south branch of the Chicago River.
Chris, who lives just down the block, said the heliport is a good idea.
“Sure it is. You have vacant land there. It’s just rubble, and it’s development, and we need some development here,” he said. “The residents right here want it. It’s just outside agitators that are paid troublemakers that don’t want it.”