Community > Transportation
In conjunction with the City of Prospect Heights, the Village
of Wheeling owns
Executive Airport (formerly Palwaukee Municipal
Airport). Chicago Executive Airport is
a low-cost/no delay alternative to O'Hare International for
business travelers and for the shipping of airfreight. As
of 1998, 354 aircraft were based at the airport, most of them
corporate owned. Two fixed base operators service the
airport, along with numerous other airport-related business
operations including: air charter, car rental, aviation
consultants and aviation education.
Chicago Executive Airport has proven to be a major benefit to the local business community. In 1996, the Illinois Department of Transportation commissioned an economic impact study on Illinois airports. That study indicated that Chicago Executive Airport generated over $142 million of economic impact to the area annually.
Chicago Executive Airport, Wheeling, IL