The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced that it has secured permits and scheduled contractors to install permanent aircraft noise monitors at three suburban locations. Electrical installation and concrete work will begin on October 9, 2017 in Bensenville (Site 31), Itasca (Site 44) and Norridge (Site 18) with monitor installations to follow.


A CDA spokesperson told the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Technical Committee that once the city completed the monitor installation, Commonwealth Edison would activate the power source within a few weeks.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered eight new monitors for the Airport Noise Management System (ANMS) within the O’Hare region to capture aircraft noise in 2014 after residents began complaining about new flight patterns over their houses.

There are five additional noise monitors scheduled for Chicago that are currently under review in the installation program. Site 42 located in Chicago was completed in June 2015.

New Monitor Progress

Long Term Portable Monitor