O'Hare noise, community relations discussed during SOC meet-and-greet
Nine representatives of the Suburban O'Hare Commission hosted a meet-and-greet with local communities on Jan. 29 to discuss the commission's efforts to reduce noise originating from the airport.
The meeting covered the commission's plans and the process of creating a team of technical aviation experts. The team will assist O'Hare Airport in ensuring it develops good relations with the surrounding communities, as well as create recommendations.
"SOC is overwhelmed by the attendance and the positive response of our efforts to work on noise mitigation," SOC Chairman and Elk Grove Mayor Craig B. Johnson said. "We realize this is a regional issue impacting communities and residents on all sides of the airport, and we are very cognizant as we enter the spring and summer months that we will need to continue working together as one cohesive group and speaking with a unified voice toward meaningful solutions."
Johnson added the commission plans to work with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Federal Aviation Administration and O’Hare Airport to help the airport develop good community relations.
Representatives from Addison, DuPage County, Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Township, Hanover Park, Itasca, Roselle, Schiller Park and Wood Dale were also involved in the meet-and-greet, hosting members of the communities of Franklin Park, Mount Prospect, Norridge, Park Ridge, Schaumburg and the FAIR Coalition.
The Suburban O'Hare Commission is comprised of 11 governmental entities representing more than 1 million constituents.
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