Rep. Winger urges residents to file O'Hare noise complaints

O’Hare International Airport is an important economic engine in our communities but it also brings a host of concerns for the people who live and work in the area surrounding one of the world’s busiest airport. Competing priorities have long been the source of conflicts between those who wanted airport expansion and the village and towns experiencing the excessive noise, the negative impact on quality of life and the erosion of property values that it brings.

Keeping all of this is mind; I have introduced several pieces of legislation and co-sponsored others that are aimed at assessing impacts and improving the situation for those affected by the expansion at O’Hare. I will also continue to lend my support to organizations that are proactively finding ways to reduce the effects of airplane noise on residential areas and provide much needed relief.

In the meantime, I join with other leaders in urging the public to officially lodge their airplane noise complaints with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, either by calling 800-435-9569 or by submitting a complaint using the online form.

Complaints will be forwarded to the Chicago Department of Aviation for tracking purposes and will be included as data in Airport Noise Management System reports. The data collected will also be the basis for working with the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission the Federal Aviation Administration, the airlines, and communities on future programs aimed at reducing noise impacts on residential communities. Below is the latest Noise Complaint Report, filed for December 2014:

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And, please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues or concerns of importance to you and your family.

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