Fri, May 23, 2003
Things Haven't Been Great in 'The City That Works' Since
Midnight Attack on Meigs Field
It's been a while since Mayor Daley committed the ultimate act
of airport vandalism by destroying Meigs Field in the middle of the
night, and we thought you'd be interested in the reactions we've
been getting from you.
Not only are the vast majority of the responses indicating that
Chicago won't be on anybody's list of business or vacation
destinations, we've also gotten a lot of mail, saying things like,
"I'm on the board of [XYZ Corporation], and we decided not to hold
our convention/annual meeting in Chicago this year. I'm proud to
say I helped make that decision, and I did it because of the
Mayor's action at Meigs Field."
Daley apparently thought he'd be ruining things for only a
handful of pilots; he didn't reckon on the power of the aviation
community, and the influence we have -- and not just on our
Every time you get the chance, make sure the Mayor and
the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce know that you made your
decision, because of the mayor's action. Be nice, but be specific.
And don't let up.
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