I saw this in the news. I have no opinion on specific politicians or ballots or spefics like that anywhere, much less Chicago, but I would like to see Meigs reopened because GA needs airports reopened when possible - that's sort of the premise of the 2005 Documentary, One Six Right(1) and I'm personally biased for another reason:
It's ironic to note that for the thousands (tens of thousands?) of PC flight simmers like myself, Meigs field's demise was a sad turn of events as for decades, it was the default field in subLOGIC's and later Microsoft's Flight Simulator. As such, it ironically has a small, but real worldwide emotional appeal.
Meigs was chosen initially I imagine due to a preference by Bruce Artwick, the application's initial developer, who went to school at the Unversity of Illinois in Champaign, IL, in the 1970's(2). On the now-primitive version I played with back in the day, the only ILS in that region was, if I recall correctly, was 32R KCMI(3)
I did live in the Chicago area with my family in the early 1980's, but never drove or flew around the area in a GA fashion as I was only aged 10-14 then.
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