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Computer-generated rendering of a heliport planned for the Bridgeport neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Helicopter Express)

Zoning Committee OKs Bridgeport Heliport Plan

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.

04/02/2014

Chicago cityscape (CBS)

City Council To Consider Heliport Near Bridgeport

Chicago Helicopter Express wants the city’s OK for what would begin as a private heliport that would launch 20 takeoffs per day.

03/20/2014

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