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posted: 7/22/2014 12:01 AM

Chicago only studies O'Hare noise woes

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Chicago only studies O'Hare noise woes

With all due respect to Arelene Mulder of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, the only thing the commission is doing and has done over the many years is dole out soundproofing. The commission consists of mayors and community leaders that agree and comply to the marching orders of the city of Chicago.

As a former director of the Suburban O'Hare Commission I attended those meetings, and many others as well, and listened to many hours of this commission regurgitating the city of Chicago's platitudes.

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson and former Bensenville Mayor John Geils were correct in that the city of Chicago was just interested in putting a band aid on a serious noise and pollution problem generated by O'Hare airport in the guise of soundproofing. Sealing up homes and schools works only if one wishes to live indoors 24/7.

Chicago will continue to waste time and money "studying" the problem, when the problem itself remains the same -- noise and air pollution. The city of Chicago was responsible over the years of spending much time and money discrediting those mayors that were part of SOC and who were working only to better the lives of the people they represented. Everyone did indeed get what they themselves allowed Chicago to do. Remember if something sounds too good to be true it usually is.

Barb Guetler

West Chicago

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