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: Nine More States Added To Chicago Travel Advisory
“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: Police Say Tristan Whigham, 1-Year-Old Reported Missing, Is Safe With Family At A Shelter