050319 officers2The ONCC met on Friday, May 3, 2019 for its annual meeting.

Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin of Northlake, Chair of the Nominating Committee reported that the committee had not received any nominations and the current officers had agreed to serve another term. He put forth the following for consideration:

  • Mayor Arlene Juracek, Chair (Village of Mount Prospect)
  • Joseph Annunzio, Vice-Chair (Village of Niles)
  • Raymond Kuper, Treasurer (School District 86)

(Pictured L to R: Dr. Kuper, Mayor Juracek, Mr. Annunzio)

The March 2019 ANMS Report is now available to view online. 

March 2019



- +4% over March 2018

- West Flow 68%, East Flow 32%

- Nighttime operations accounted for 11% of overall operations.

Aircraft Fleet Mix:

- MD80 average daily operations down 68% since March 2018

Complaints: New Noise Complaint Report provided utilizing data from the City’s new CHI 311 system.

The ONCC General Meeting Packet for May 3, 2019 is now available on Board Docs.

The Fly Quiet Committee met on April 23, 2019.

Jeffrey Jackson of Landrum and Brown (Chicago Department of Aviation consultant) reviewed the Follow-up on Operational procedures, and provided an answer for Operational Question #2: How many runways are open during Fly Quiet Mode? There are three runways open - one arrival, one departure and one additional runway as required. There had been a question if four runways would be allowed. Mr. Jackson responded that the FAA and CDA do not envision the use of four runways for Fly Quiet Mode at this time.

leed4 22 19A 2 200Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated Earth Day by joining the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive the award of LEED Gold certification on the South Air Traffic Control Tower (SATCT) at O’Hare International Airport. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and provides awards based on a suite of standards for the environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings. This is the 6th LEED-certified facility at O’Hare and one of the first LEED Gold-certified air traffic control towers in the U.S.

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The ONCC Technical Committee met on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Mount Prospect Village Hall.

Interim Fly Quiet Update
FAA Environmental Specialist Amy Hanson said that the FAA was in the process of reviewing and categorizing comments and she did not have an exact date when the final report would be printed and available.

The ad hoc Governance Committee met on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

The committee reviewed two sections of the ONCC bylaws:

  • Officers
  • Committees

The Committee also reviewed the current Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Chicago that will come up for a vote by the City Council near the end of this year. Typically, it comes back to ONCC by November for signatures. If the ONCC does not receive a signed copy of the IGA by the beginning of the new fiscal year, the PARTICIPANT, which is the municipality or school district is out of ONCC.

The Nominating Committee requested bylaw revisions to ONCC leadership and succession. 

The first meeting concentrated on reviewing the articles and discussing language. Going forward they will rewrite language and terms for clarity and bring recommendations to the full commission for a vote.

Under committees, they reviewed the language of the Fly Quiet Committee section regarding school district participation, committee size, and ONCC chair review.

Under officers, they discussed the possibility of leadership not being an elected official. They are still in the discussion stage and will be discussing term limits and qualifications.