* Sounds horrible, doesn’t it?…
As the number of complaints about the racket caused by jets using O’Hare Airport’s new runway soar, two Northwest Side aldermen want answers from airport officials about what can be done to turn down the volume.
From September — the last full month before the new east-west runway opened in October — to November, complaints to the city-run toll-free hotline rose 124 percent, according to data compiled by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.
Aldermen are furious and Congressman Quigley wants
flights halted O’Hare’s “fly quiet program” to start at 9 o’clock every night.
The 4,763 complaints filed in November came from 395 people, with each complainant making an average of 12 calls to the hotline, Pride said.
I’m not sure that 395 people ought to control the destiny of one of the world’s most important airports, but that’s just me.
Also, about half of those calls came from the suburbs, so aldermen are all up in arms about two hundred people.
On the other hand, there are some pricey homes in Sauganash and some very connected residents.