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AOPA continues fight to save Meigs FieldAOPA continues fight to save Meigs Field

AOPA is continuing its fight to save Chicago's Meigs Field airport. Last week during the closing session of the Illinois state legislature, AOPA's representative for the Great Lakes region, Bill Blake, was personally meeting with House and Senate leaders to educate them on the importance of Meigs Field to the Chicago region and the national air transportation system. Blake (who previously was the Illinois director of aeronautics and is well respected by state legislators) emphasized that as a reliever airport, Meigs is part of the solution to congestion problems at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. While Chicago Mayor Richard Daley plans to close Meigs next February, AOPA is committed to reaching a solution that will allow Meigs to continue operating as an airport and satisfy Daley's interests.

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