Helipad

Vertiport Chicago is the city's first commercial helicopter facility since Meigs Field closed in 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Private Helipad Opens On Near West Side

A group of private investors has opened a commercial helicopter facility near the Illinois Medical District, offering air service to the edge of downtown for the first time in more than 12 years.

04/30/2015

Chicago Police helicopter (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Construction Of New Children’s Memorial Heliport

Citing safety concerns, a new lawsuit seeks to prevent Children’s Memorial Hospital from opening its long-planned heliport atop its new home in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his time as a top aide to both President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Heliport Reform Needed, But Children’s Hospital Should Have One

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants City officials to overhaul Chicago’s regulations governing heliports, something he says his long overdue.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Helicopter Blade (Photo credit: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Anonymous Letter: Pilots Won’t Use New Children’s Memorial Helipad

Opponents say they have new ammunition in their fight against a helipad at the new Children’s Memorial Hospital complex, which is now under construction in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011