I think the Tribune expires free access to stories after a few days, but you should be able to see this at the moment- history of Midway airport. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-per-flash-midway-airport-0602-20130602,0,5210614.story Midway is the little airport that could. Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side understands that. It has battled low expectations and self-esteem issues since its birth in the 1920s. Midway has had many lives, and it appears another may be making its approach as the city considers turning over the airport's operations to a private company.