Elk Grove Village pays $50,000 for O'Hare noise studies
Elk Grove Village has formally submitted $50,000 to the Suburban O'Hare Commission to help fund aircraft noise reduction studies and strategies before they plan to lobby federal, state and Chicago officials on the issue.
The village board approved the payment this week. Bensenville is also expected to contribute $50,000 to help pay for the contracts of commission-hired consultants JDA Aviation Technology Solutions and Lockridge Grindal Nauen. The firms will provide technical data and an advocacy plan on combating O'Hare noise.
The 11 governmental entities of the commission also plan to pay for the consultants using most of the remaining $190,000 from a sound mitigation grant.
The consultants expect to complete their research by the fall.