City Council Panel Grounds Measure To Halt O'Hare ExpansionA City Council committee has voted down an ordinance that would have stopped the expansion of O'Hare International Airport in its tracks, and given aldermen the final say over any runway changes the airport.
Lawmakers Seek Relief For Homes Plagued By Increased O'Hare NoiseWhile Democrats and Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly haven’t been able to find much common ground lately, those who represent people around O'Hare International Airport have banded together to try to bring some relief from increased jet noise.
Homeowners Call O'Hare Noise Meeting With Mayor 'A Waste Of Time'It took an anti-airport noise group two dozen formal requests over the past couple years to get a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but they said their meeting at City Hall on Wednesday was “a waste of our time.”
O'Hare Opens New $516 Million RunwayRunway 10R/28L at the south end of the airfield cost $516 million. Some local officials said it won’t be used enough to justify the cost, and complained it will bring flight noise over new neighborhoods, but deputy FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker said it would improve overall air traffic flow at O’Hare.
Persistent Delays Raise Questions About O'Hare PromisesJetliners roared down O'Hare's newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation's busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.
Noise Critic: FAA Understatement Of O'Hare Traffic Changes Was "Strategic"Activists upset with the increased jet noise from the new runway configuration at O’Hare International Airport have said they believe the city and the FAA conspired to hide the impact of new flight patterns on homes and businesses along airport flight paths.
Suburbs Near O'Hare Want New Jet Noise StudiesSuburbs west of O’Hare International Airport have placed a question on the November ballot, asking voters whether something needs to be done about the rise in jet noise.
Three Lawmakers Call For New O'Hare Noise Hearings, StudyThree 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.
New Runway Opens At O'HareTen years into its $8 billion airfield overhaul, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is opening a second new runway that officials say will begin to ease the hub airport's congestion and eliminate delays that ripple around the country's air system.
Moody’s Lowers Bond Rating For O’Hare Expansion BorrowingMayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Friday took its second hit in one week from a Wall Street rating agency when Moody’s Investors Service dropped the bond rating on billions of dollars in O’Hare Airport bonds about to go to market.
Grave Relocation At Cemetery Near O'Hare Creates ConfusionSome families are complaining about the way the city is removing bodies from a suburban cemetery to pave the way for the further expansion of O'Hare International Airport.
Deal Reached Between Airlines, City At O'HareA partial agreement has been reached in the long-running dispute between the City of Chicago and two major airlines over the O’Hare expansion project.
Durbin, Kirk Hope For Agreement On O'Hare ExpansionA delay in the lawsuit involving the O'Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.
Daley Meets With Airlines, But No Deal Yet On O'Hare ExpansionMayor Richard M. Daley was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, meeting with executives from American and United airlines to discuss plans to expand O'Hare International Airport.
Daley, Airline CEOs To Meet In WashingtonFormer U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who now serves as President Barack Obama's transportation secretary, is stepping in to mediate the ongoing feud between Mayor Richard M. Daley and two major airlines.