Here's one more reason that everyone should just be thrilled--thrilled, thrilled, I say--by Mayor Richard Daley's O'Hare Airport Expansion. The Federal Aviation Administration now says that it would not provide soundproofing money for the Elk Grove Village High School. According to the Daily Herald:
Township High School District 214 officials say they
will appeal a Federal Aviation Administration decision not to grant
funding for soundproofing Elk Grove High School to buffer against
District 214 officials recently accused the FAA of
reneging on a promise to provide more than $10 million to soundproof
the school as part of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission's
Gee, the FAA says, we never said we would, and now the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, which is supposed to make sure that things like schools get the soundproofing protection they need from O'Hare expansion, knows what it feels like to get kicked in the teeth by the Chicago/FAA/big business consortium that pushed for the expansion.
The commission got in bed with Daley years ago, despite warnings from O'Hare expansion opponents that they would regret the decision, and now they do. Good luck with your appeal, chumps.