IKE website has good listing of Chicago area flying fields.http://maps.google.c...p...4.27124&z=7
I haven't flown them all, but my favorite by far is Northerly Island. Clean winds off the Lake, large field, and great views of Chicago skyline. If you are flying short lines, there a lot of small parks and lakefront areas to fly. Navy Pier area has some nearby parks. Dave at Midwest Kites may have some better insights.
Parking area may have changed. We have a club fly there tomorrow and I'll check out current situation.
Double check Chicago Park District website to ensure no concerts (summertime) or other activities planned at Northerly Island.http://www.chicagopa...9e7c589e0ba.cfm
Address is 1400 S. Lynn White Dr.,Chicago, IL 60605 for GPS and phone is Phone: 312-745-2910
Best way is to come in off 18th Drive, not McFetridge.
Let us know when you are in town and we can announce on IKE forum and do a club fly.