Chicago Executive Airport Marks 25 Years of Municipal Ownership

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/WHEELING, ILL. – The City of Prospect Heights, the Village of Wheeling and members of the Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the airport’s municipal ownership, December 3, at an event at Wheeling’s Westin Hotel. Prior to 1988, the Priester family owned the airport. Long-time airport manager, Dennis Rouleau, who has been a part of the airport’s leadership for 22 of the past 25 years, welcomed guests. In attendance was Wheeling’s Village President, Judy Abruscato; Mayor of Prospect Heights, Nick Helmer, a pilot himself who learned to fly at the airport; and Charlie Priester, son of George Priester, aviation pioneer and visionary, who was the keynote speaker.

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