O'Hare-weary homeowners could get insulation tax credits

Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday will outline legislation aimed at offering relief to residents east and west of O’Hare International Airport hard hit by new flight paths.

The package of at least four bills or resolutions includes an attempt to give residents living 20 miles east or west of the airport’s busiest runways tax credits for insulating their homes against the barrage of new jet noise.

Its sponsor, State Rep. Christine Winger (R-Wood Dale), estimated that hundreds of homes outside the current “noise contour” would be eligible for tax credits under the bill. Only houses within the contour currently can receive free sound insulation. Read more by Roslind Rossi in the Chicago SunTimes.