42 communities and 19 school districts dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport since 1996.


The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission met on June 7, 2019.


Report of the Chicago Department of Aviation

  • City of Chicago consultants reviewed the April 2019 ANMS Report
  • Odorous Windows Update - City of Chicago staff provided an update on the odorous windows situation. The City has received 199 inquiries, 138 confirmed to have odor issues – 72 Chicago, 66 suburbs. 51 homes have windows with mechanical issues and odor. Construction has started and repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the summer. They are reviewing their vinyl window specs to ensure the problem does not arise in the future.
  • Nighttime Construction Awareness Program - City of Chicago consultants reviewed the nighttime construction awareness program, highlighting projects that would be taking place spring/summer of 2019. Several runway construction projects will lead to various closures.
    • 9R/27L Runway Status Lights - Runway 9R/27L Intermittent Nightly Closures June through July
    • 9C/27C Construction - Runway 9R/27L Intermittent Nightly Closures June through November
    • 4L/22R Pavement Reconstruction - Closed June through November

Report of the ONCC Chair

Chair Arlene Juracek presented the welcome letter she sent to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, as well as the invitation sent to O’Hare area Congressional representatives asking for an update on the initiatives of the Quiet Skies caucus and asking them to attend a future ONCC meeting.

Committee Reports

  • Technical Committee Report 
  • Residential Committee Report
  • Ad hoc Governance Committee Report 
    • Ad hoc Governance Committee Chair Karyn Robles gave an update on the committee’s May meeting. The Committee presented changes to the bylaws for approval by the commission. The changes included striking a clause regarding that school districts not be included and adding a line stating that the chair would periodically review membership of the Fly Quiet Committee. She explained that the Governance Committee discussed a request from the Executive Committee to increase membership of the Fly Quiet Committee from 11 to 13. The Governance Committee decided that the membership should remain at 11 members.

The motion to approve the changes to the bylaws was amended by the City of Park Ridge to change the Fly Quiet Committee membership from 11 to 13. That motion failed. The Commission voted on the original motion to amend the bylaws, which passed.

The next ONCC meeting will be held on September 6, 2019.

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