Fair
67°FFairFull Forecast

Residents fear O’Hare runway to increase noise

Published: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Residents near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport who already are concerned about the noise levels are worried about the impact of a new runway expected to open this week.

One of the nation’s busiest airports, O’Hare is set to debut its new runway Thursday. The project is part of the airport’s Modernization Plan, which is supposed to decrease delays by reducing the number of crisscrossing runways for new parallel ones.

But those living around the airport say they’re worried about more noise.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

NIU-Eastern Michigan postgame: Rod Carey

More videos »

Reader Poll

Which is your favorite quote from John F. Kennedy?
“Ask not what your country can do for you ...”
“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
“Ich bin ein Berliner.”
“Man must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”