The visit by the University of Chicago Medicine Aeromedical Network (UCAN) helicopter is one of the most popular parts of the Homewood National Night Out festivities each year, drawing long lines of kids and parents waiting to peek inside.
This year, the National Night Out crowd at Irwin Park on Aug. 2 got double the helicopter visits. For the first time, a second helicopter dropped in for a visit.
Homewood Police Chief Denise McGrath, who made the arrangements for the visits, said the second helicopter was lined up last year but ran out of time . . .