Northerly Island Park, Touted As 'Urban Oasis', Officially OpensThe long, controversial transformation of Northerly Island from small airplane play lot for the rich and powerful to a public "urban oasis" along Lake Michigan culminated Friday with the official opening of Northerly Island Park.
Alderman Upset Over "Meigs Field Of The 45th Ward" At Lamon And Wilson A Northwest Side alderman is upset over the city's move to dig up a popular side street and is calling it the Meigs Field of the 45th Ward, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Feds Tout Progress On Northerly Island TransformationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy had high praise for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as she walked along the hills and wetlands areas being created on the manmade peninsula that was once the Meigs Field airport.
Ten Years Later: Daley's Midnight Raid Shuts Down Meigs FieldTen years ago Saturday, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had backhoes dig giant X’s into the lone runway at Meigs Field in the middle of the night, setting the stage to turn the peninsula into a lakefront park.
10 Memorable Moments Of Mayor Daley's ReignMayor Richard M. Daley has been leading the City of Chicago for 22 years, and a generation of Chicagoans has known no other mayor. Here is a quick look back at some of the highlights of his years in office.
Daley Calls Airplane-Free Northerly Island 'Fabulous'Continuing his farewell tour, Mayor Daley points with pride to an airplane-free Northerly Island--once known as Meigs Field.
Meigs Supporters Say Northerly Island Plan Looks FamiliarSupporters of the old Meigs Field--and they still exist--say the Chicago Park District's framework plan for Northerly Island steals liberally from their vision of a reopened airport.
Park District Unveils Northerly Island Revamp At MeetingOfficials now envision a wetland haven for migratory birds, with a huge lagoon where people can swim and kayak and canoe. The lagoon would be made safe by a chain of reefs just off shore.
Upgrades Planned For Northerly IslandChanges are coming again to Chicago’s lakefront, with additions planned for Northerly Island.

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