CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of Bensenville residents has sued the city of Chicago, seeking to force the city to buy their homes, because of a spike in jet noise from nearby O’Hare International Airport.
Some 50 homeowners who live on Hillside Drive said they have been living with the drone of jets flying overhead day and night ever since a new runway opened two years ago, leading to a major shift in flight patterns.READ MORE: Mars Wrigley Says It Will Move Most Operations Out Of Its Plant On Chicago's West Side Over Next 2 Years
“They now have a volume of eight or nine hundred planes literally coming over the treetops of their houses,” said the homeowners’ attorney, Mike Leonard.
Leonard said the noise makes their lives a nightmare.
“The constant barrage of jumbo jet airliners, cargo carriers, commercial aircraft; they’re literally coming down the middle of Hillside Drive, 50 to 100 feet over their trees,” he said.READ MORE: Uber Driver Shot On Eisenhower Expressway