Two elementary schools on the northwest side of Chicago will receive a total of $9.3 million in grants to sound insulate their buildings from aircraft noise generated at nearby O'Hare International Airport. read more

Chicago O'Hare International is one of the world's busiest airports with more than 875,000 total operations in 2011. With this level of flight activity comes aircraft noise, making noise mitigation an important component of an airport's operation. read more

Watch simulated O’Hare International Airport flight patterns displayed in the Chicago Department of Aviation’s Community Outreach Vehicle Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. during Chicago’s National Night Out observance at the Chicago Police 25th District headquarters, 5555 W. Grand Ave. read more

The Chicago Department of Aviation anticipates six nighttime runway construction projects in 2012 at O'Hare International Airport "may temporarily affect" four designated preferential runways identified in the airport's voluntary Fly Quiet Program. read more

Lourdes Maurice, Ph.D., executive director of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Environment and Energy, will discuss current research studies about aircraft noise and its effects on homes near airports during a general meeting of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission at 8 a.m. Friday, May 4, in Rosemont. read more