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A little late for O'Hare noise study

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A little late for O'Hare noise study

My first reaction after reading the article entitled "Lawmakers want new study on O'Hare noise" in the May 15 edition of the Daily Herald was; too late, we're stuck with it. People have been complaining for years about the noise, pollution and sticky residue covering the area from the aircraft using O'Hare.

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But instead of continuing the fight against the expansion, the local politicians rolled over and played dead for Richie Daley and his stinking airport.

Well, lawmakers, it's a little bit late. They already decimated Bensenville and desecrated cemeteries to build that mess. The intelligent alternative would have been to build the third airport in Peotone, with a nice buffer area around it to protect people. But no one ever accused politicians of being intelligent.

Now the lawmakers want to have another environmental impact study. Why? We complained of the noise and pollution before the expansion; did they think it would go away instead of increase? Just another waste of tax money. They want to sound proof more homes. Are they going to pollution-proof our bodies?

If there was any justice, Richie Daley and Rosemarie Andolino, head of the Chicago department of aviation, would be forced to live in the first home at the end of the busiest runway at O'Hare.

This is a perfect reason why taxes should not be increased. Instead of the politicians telling us they'll have to cut programs like Social Security, they can cut boondoggles like the O'Hare expansion.

Terry Tallian

Wood Dale

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