• Photo of CHE Heliport Site

    Heliport Nonsense

    Yesterday’s forum at Trinity Church resurfaced the community’s concerns about the CHE Heliport being built at 2420 S. Halsted.

    My opponents had a lot to say. But they’re a day late and a dollar short on this.

    John Kozlar seemed to say he was against the heliport. In fact, John Kozlar seems to say a lot of things, often loudly.

    But the record says something more loudly: when his website went up on September 10, the words “heliport” and “noise” were completely missing.

    Patrick Daley Thompson said at the forum that he was “against” the heliport.  But the very next thing he said was to describe the “covenant” that the 11th Ward office at 37th street had arranged with the helicopter company.

    In other words, he was “against” it, but not “against” it enough to stop it.

    He cut a deal instead.

    With “against” like that, who needs “for”?

    And what is in this covenant deal?  Who knows? Apparently that’s not our concern — we only live here!  We’re not to be told by the grand and mighty machine in its infinite wisdom.

    The fact is, when it mattered, Patrick Daley Thompson was nowhere to be found on the heliport.  He attended no meetings I saw, and I was at most.

    Patrick Daley Thompson’s office is a shared office on 37th St. with Alderman Jim Balcer. To imagine that that Balcer’s support of the heliport was different than what Thompson wanted is to totally misunderstand what the machine is, and how the machine works.

    The ordinary people in the 11th Ward understand the machine very well. And they also understand this fact:

    There is only one candidate in this race who was always against the CHE heliport.

    It’s me.  It’s in my record.

    You can read what I wrote about it on September 16th right here:

    I Never, Ever Supported The CHE Heliport

    http://sullivan11thward.com/i-never-supported-the-che-heliport/

    Remember, I’m not anti-business. I’m anti-B.S.

    Thanks for paying attention.  Somebody has to.