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Harrison Ford Boosts Pilots Following Chicago Visit

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Harrison Ford, who was just in Chicago Monday, headed to Washington Tuesday to join the U.S. House General Aviation Caucus to "discuss issues of importance to the general aviation community," Missouri GOP U.S. Rep. Sam Graves said in a statement.
Ford famously feuded with former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley after telling the Chicago Sun-Times about his anger over Daley's "Midnight Surprise" -- the destruction of the runway at the former Meigs Field on the city's lakefront. The closing of Meigs led to the creation of the Northerly Island recreation and park area.
Ford's Tuesday visit to the nation's capital repeats a similar effort in 2011.
In his statement, Graves, a caucus co-chair, also said, "I'm pleased to welcome Harrison Ford to [Tuesday's] discussion and look forward to hearing his thoughts on the timely issues of importance to America's pilots."
Ford was in Chicago Monday as the guest of honor at a party hosted by Michigan Avenue magazine at Chicago Cut restaurant. The actor is the magazine's cover feature this month -- part of his promotion for the April 12 release of "42," the film about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Ford portrays Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey in the film.

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