I would like to invite you to attend one of the four upcoming public meetings about the new runways and noise concerns around O’Hare Airport. You may have read about this issue in the news lately, or you may have noticed a change in the aircraft noise level in your neighborhood.
While this is not directly a state issue, I think it’s important for constituents in our district to be aware of it and to make their voices heard to the FAA, if they so desire.
If you are interested in voicing your support or opposition, these meetings will provide you with a way to do so. You will also have the opportunity to speak directly with aviation officials and get direct answers to all of your questions and concerns about future runway plans.
The workshops will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- Monday, August 10: White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Ave., Niles
- Tuesday, August 11: Taft High School, 6530 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
- Wednesday, August 12: Monty’s Elegant Banquets, 703 South York Rd., Bensenville
- Thursday, August 13: Belvedere Events and Banquets, 1170 West Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village
If you are unable to make it to a workshop but still want to voice your opinion, the FAA is also accepting written comments. You can send them to
Ms. Amy Hanson
Federal Aviation Administration
2300 East Devon Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
You can also fax them to 847-294-7046 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be postmarked no later than midnight August 26, 2015.
If you would like to view a copy of the FAA’s environmental impact study, you can find it here.