The City of Big Shoulders has always been a melting pot — but new U.S. Census data suggest it’s gaining in diversity.
Despite national headlines about political corruption and street violence, Chicago saw its population grow by 2% over the past decade, allowing it to hold onto its title as the third-largest city in the United States.
Of the more than 50,000 residents added over the past decade to the city’s total population, most are Latino and Asian.
The Latino population grew by more than 40,000 people — about 5% — in the past 10 years, and the Asian population grew by almost 45,000, a 31% increase.
That helped offset the continued loss of Chicago’s Black population, which dwindled by almost 85,000 people during that time — a nearly 10% drop.
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"The heart of the operation will be at Vertiport Chicago, an existing downtown heliport facility. In the UAM world, heliports are Vertiports, where eVTOLs take off, land, collect passengers and recharge their batteries. Eve has assembled an impressive group of participating stakeholders to facilitate the three-week simulation and make it meaningful. These include Blade, Republic Airways, Halo Aviation, SkyWest Inc, Speedbird Aero, ACCIONA, Vertiport Chicago, and Tinley and Schaumburg villages.
Replicating Eve's future eVTOL, the helicopter will transport passengers from the vertiport to two helistops located northwest and southwest of Chicago. Two routes will be operated, the first from Vertiport Chicago to Schaumburg Municipal Helistop and the second connecting Tinley Park Helistop to the vertiport. By involving a broad range of stakeholders, Eve hopes their differing views and feedback will help it develop the right solution for cities like Chicago."
I had to look up where Vertiport Chicago was (1338 S Wood St if you are interested) after this article about EV helicopter commuting tests being run there.
The Heliport was Part of our Comprehensive Plan
Village staff developed the Comprehensive Plan in house. The plan proposed the Downtown Improvement Plan / Transit Oriented Development Plan, the Housing Renovation Plan, the extension of 183rd Street, extensive landscaping improvements, the development of a Village wide bikeway system, forest preserve improvements, heliport, flood control improvements, the Tinley Park Convention Center and the Economic Development Incentives required to fund these improvements.
FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022
|Elevation:||760 ft. / 232 m (estimated)|
|From city:||20 miles SSW of central business district of the associated city|
|Time zone:||UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)|
|Heliport use:||Open to the public|
|FSS:||KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION|
|NOTAMs facility:||IKK (NOTAM-D service available)|
|WX AWOS-AV at C56 (12 nm SE):||119.125 (708-534-5256)|
|WX AWOS-3PT at IGQ (12 nm E):||119.275 (708-889-6319)|
|WX AWOS-3 at LOT (13 nm W):||118.525 (815-588-4802)|
|WX ASOS at MDW (14 nm N):||PHONE 773-884-4424|
|WX AWOS-3 at JOT (17 nm W):||119.975 (815-730-9560)|
|WX AWOS-3PT at GYY (18 nm E):||134.575 (219-944-0010)|
Nearby radio navigation aids
|VOR radial/distance||VOR name||Freq||Var|
|CGTr284/10.9||CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC||114.20||02E|
|Dimensions:||40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m|
60 FT BY 60 FT HELICOPTER PARKING PAD LOCATED 75 FT NORTH OF LNDG PAD.
|Surface:||asphalt, in good condition|
|Runway edge lights:||PERI|
Heliport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
|Owner:||VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK|
16250 S. OAK PARK AVENUE
TINLEY PARK, IL 60477
24 HR NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER 708-444-5300.
|Manager:||PAT CARR, DIR EMER MGMT|
17355 S. 68TH CT
TINLEY PARK, IL 60477
24 HR DISPATCH CTR 708-444-5300
Heliport Operational Statistics
|-||32 FT UNLIT PLINES 95 FT SOUTH; 40 FT BLDG 120 FT NW; & 33 FT LGTD POLES 293 FT W; 90 FT LGTD TWR 250 FT NW OF PAD.|
|-||INGRESS/EGRESS ROUTES ARE 090 DEGS & 270 DEGS.|
|-||FOR CD CTC CHICAGO APCH AT 847-289-0926.|
|-||+31 FT TREES 190 FT E OF FATO AND 100' N OF APCH CNTRLN RESULTING IN 5:1 APCH CLNC TO THE E|
Our neighbor Canada is less corrupt that the US and Mexico more corrupt. Russia is rated at 136 out of 180 countries while Ukraine is 122. Most of our G-7 partners are quality ethical countries - part of the reason they are successful. The Scandinavian countries are the least corrupt.
Iraq is 157 while Afghanistan is 174. So we invaded and tried to modernize these crooked countries into functioning democracies with a fair and good economic system. Not easy to do. Really stupid on our part.
Wringing corruption out of government and society is a challenge. You can't have a quality country with rampant corruption. Your top officials simply steal the country blind. Less corrupt countries usually have more successful economies.
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