What happened to the sites around Chicago that housed Nike missiles during the Cold War?

October 4, 2012

Jennifer Brandel

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public's curiosity. People submit questionsvote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time, on FacebookTwitter and the timeline above.  

This round's winner is Ian Larkin from north suburban Winnetka. His question is: "What happened to the sites in and around Chicago that housed Nike missiles during the Cold War?" We've got gumshoe Michael De Bonis on the case and will be updating the investigation as we find answers here. We're also looking for leads of folks to speak with who lived in the area and had ties to the sites. Comment on this story or email curiouscity@wbez.org if you know anyone! Thanks!