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25,000 Noise Complaints in One Month About Airport

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Six Miserable People Filed 25,000 O'Hare Noise Complaints In January means they either have nothing to do or that maybe bots hijacked the online complaint system.

 

The biggest issue is that airports of any type were built out away from the public and housing area and local planners allowed development around airports and military airfields. Many airports date back to the 40s with some even earlier than that. If one moved into an area with an airport willingly, they should be well aware of it and understand that they do make lots of noise, even though nowadays, planes are much quieter than they used to be. Either live with it or move.

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5,677 of 7,771 complaints in Bensenville came from 1 address.

 

we stop by this city near the airport every Wednesday of the week, and I hear the planes 1 every three minutes...we're in that same spot for 30-45 minutes and its ridiculous the amount of traffic.

 

Bensenville is an older town, with many generations that lived thru there.

The many expansions of O'Hare surpassed the agreement between the city of Chicago...which you know is more than 45 minutes away from O'Hare and Bensenville.

 

So, for the township of Bensenville, it is not fair for the Mayor of Chicago (MOC) to be holding deals and back door politics, where MOC BARELY hears any of the air noises.

 

Bensenville has a lots of retire folks too that would quickly sign any petition to lower the noise traffic.

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O' Hare opened as a civilian airport in 1945 (was built and opened for the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1942-43). It was there long before most of the houses were built up around it. Same applies to military airfields. Nothing was around them until local planners decided to allow people to build near them. If anyone moves into a house near an airport knowing it is there, they have no room to complain about said noise or expansions to said airport.

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The closest runway (10C-28C) to Bensenville is the latest, but it's only some 500m closer to the town than the 10L-28R from 1968, so someone's probably off their meds.

 

But the most complaints were from Norridge, more than a mile away and unaffected by any recent changes.

Adjusted for six hours of sleep, 11,155 calls per day equals just under 20 reports per hour. From one address.

They must be working in shifts.

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Actually, the new runway (9L/27R) is on the north side of the airport. The runway (10/28) closest to Bensenville has a new extension of ~2800'. I could see complaints from Elk Grove or Park Ridge, but not Bensenville unless the new runway as Seb alluded to is open and even then, from centerline to centerline is only about 1200' It is not that much closer.

 

Actually, I checked out some info about the town, it seems as if some of it was there long before the airport, but the point remains. Most airports were built were not many people lived at the time. At the time O' Hare was originally built, there were not so many people living in the area. I can remember O' Hare being big even back in the 60s, but with the deregulation of the airline industry (not such a good thing mind you), more people fly and airports cannot handle the demand without expanding. The point remains, if you move into a home knowingly next to an airport, do not complain about the noise.

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