When I was a kid, in the 1960s, and we were travelling from the city to our summer cottage in northern Lake County, we'd always pass by Sky Harbor Airport. I'd always wonder what was going on there and would always bring it to someone's attention "hey, there's the little airport." I was fascinated but never managed to get there. Then it closed, in about 1973, I think, and I never made it there, though one of the old hangars is a restaurant now, I believe.
I had no idea about this but, over the years, more than 40 small country airports in Chicagoland have closed, including Sky Harbor Airport in Northbrook, IL and Chicagoland Airport, in what was Half Day, IL but is now Lincolnshire.
The author has penned an interesting little book full of stories about the ghost airports and the people who flew from and/or worked at these little airports way back when.
Fascinating information about little-known airports of yesteryear that, sadly, have closed and are now part of subdivisions, shopping malls, office complexes, and other modern places.