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A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Three Lawmakers Call For New O’Hare Noise Hearings, Study

Three Congress members from Illinois were demanding new public hearings on jet noise at O’Hare International Airport, in the wake of a report the FAA provided inaccurate data before hearings held nine years ago before the project to overhaul the airport’s runways.

06/20/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Critic Accuses FAA Of Hiding Truth About Noise From O’Hare Expansion

In light of a report that the FAA originally released inaccurate information about how new flight paths at O’Hare International Airport would affect people who live nearby, critics of the airport expansion project are demanding new public hearings on airport noise.

06/19/2014

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

CTA turnstiles

CTA To Hold Hearings On Red Line Shutdown Plan

CTA officials have been working hard behind the scenes to have some answers to placate South Side Red Line riders when two public hearings take place next week on the reconstruction project, and its scheduled five month shutdown.

06/13/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Wraps Up Public Hearings On Fare Hikes

Metra Thursday night wrapped up eight public hearings in two days on the largest fare increase in the agency’s history.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Riders Think Proposed Metra Fare Hikes Are Too Much

Riders told Metra’s chief executive officer at a public hearing in Homewood on Wednesday that the fare increases the agency has proposed are too much.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

City Hall

Public Hearings To Begin For Ward Remap Process

Public hearings are expected to start Wednesday night on re-mapping Chicago’s 50 aldermanic wards.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

Union: State Is Ramming Through Public Hearings On Facility Closures

The largest union representing state of Illinois employees is suggesting that the state is trying to ram through public hearings on facility closures that will lead to numerous layoffs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/28/2011

Tollway

Tollway Officials Hold Public Hearings On Fee Hikes

The controversial plan met little opposition at one of the hearings, in Geneva. In fact, the testimony was dominated by the contractors and engineering firms who support it.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Tollway

Public Hearings Coming On Planned Hike In Illinois Tolls

Illinois Tollway officials say the public will get its chance to sound off on proposals to raise the tolls to help fund a $12 billion capital construction plan.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Hearings Planned On Public School Closings, Consolidations

Public hearings begin this week on plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close and consolidate a number of schools.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011