On Sunday morning at 5:45 am, we were awakened by the sounds of helicopters landing and taking off at Cottage Hospital. The helicopters continued that evening, with as many as three in the air hovering over the Oak Park neighborhood. On Monday evening, from 7 pm to 10 pm, the same. The helicopters were not following the path agreed on by the city and by our neighborhood group. They seemed to be flying at random. My husband, finally called the police and was told they were not police helicopters.
Only by reading (local news articles) did we discover that they may have been fire department helicopters in “training.” If they were, our neighborhood was never given the courtesy of a warning, nor were the helicopters obeying any kind of agreement. Further, there is no need to “train” in the early hours of a Sunday morning.