Tour the town Daley destroyed

The east side of Bensenville is everything that people say a suburb should be: affordable housing, accessible jobs, diverse neighborhood, close to transportation. But it had to go to make way for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's O'Hare Airport expansion--a project that is underfunded, poorly designed and dangerous.

Let's look in and see what he's destroying.

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  • Imagine the increased taxes and fees we will pay for this daley has lost his mind.

  • The estimates are that 30% drop in property and commercial tax revenues. The remaining residents of the town are left to should the burden. All to decrease the travel time at the airport for 6 minutes.

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