O’Hare Noise

O’Hare Noise

Like many of you, I was very disturbed to learn this week that data the Federal Aviation Administration presented to residents about the O’Hare Modernization Plan during 2005 hears were grossly inaccurate.
I strongly support efforts by U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth, and Jan Schakowsky to open new FAA hearings into the our aircraft noise issues and the modernization plan.

The O’Hare Modernization Plan, which was first proposed over a decade ago, was approved at the local, state and federal level. However, it appears that residents did not have the correct data to judge the impact of the plan.

Had I been your Alderman when this plan was first proposed, I would have used every resource available to my office to limit the impact on our community.

I, or a member of my staff, attend every O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) meeting and support the committee working toward solutions such as, an expansion of the ‘fly quiet’ program by the Chicago Department of Aviation, and the inclusion of more residential homes in the O’Hare noise abatement program.

I will continue to strongly advocate for those solutions.

The ONCC monitors and tracks complaints made by residents within communities impacted by the airport and air traffic overhead.  A 24/7 hotline has been established to log these complaints. I encourage you to use this hotline as a way to express any concerns and complaints you may have. The O’Hare Noise Hotline number is (800) 435-9569.

These calls will be used for future discussions with the ONCC, FAA, and Chicago Department of Aviation. Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have further questions regarding this issue.


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