At one point, Northerly Island was part of the Century of Progress Exposition and then an airport until 2003, when Mayor Daley shut it down. This man-made island was was originally developed in 1920 as part of Daniel Burham's park plan. Now it has returned to its original intention. This 40-acre natural area opened several weeks ago. This is the beginning of a another beautiful green space in Chicago.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to work towards a healthy environment and economy. IISG is funded through NOAA, the University of Illinois and Purdue University.