Posts tagged "Bensenville"

Chicago and Rosemarie Andolino to O'Hare Airport noise complainers: Nuts to you

So, okay, suffering voters in communities hit hard by increased noise at O’Hare International Airport sent a loud message to Chicago and Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino. But will Chicago and Andolino hear it? Will they do anything? Do they care? No, no and no. As the Chicago Tribune’s transportation writer Jon Hilkevitch reported: Chicago and suburban... Read more »

The predicted unraveling of the expansion of O'Hare International Airport

The northwest suburbs that sold out to Chicago in exchange for the support of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s ill-conceived expansion of O’Hare International Airport are now paying the price on two fronts: A $3.4 billion new tollway (Elgin-O’Hare expressway) that was supposed to lead a new O’Hare western terminal and spur massive economic development in... Read more »

Hey, Park Ridge, how do you like those O'Hare Airport jets now?

With the urging of precinct and patronage workers from Chicago that flooded into Park Ridge, voters in the northern suburb several years ago decided to drop out of the Suburban O’Hare Commission, a coalition of suburbs that opposed the expansion of O’Hare Airport. In the election, the voters also tossed out the suburb’s mayor, Ron... Read more »
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Starz' 'Boss' accurately portrays the Chicago Way

Some of my colleagues have observed that the excellent new Starz series “Boss” about a fictional Chicago mayor isn’t really real. And former Mayor Richard M. Daley said the show is not about him. In a pig’s eye. This show accurately captures that essence of what makes Chicago run, as Daley ran it. Jobs, contracts,... Read more »

New life in the fight against O'Hare Airport expansion

Park Ridge: Not so quiet anymore after O’Hare Airport’s new runway opened. (Tribune photo) It’s coming a little late, but Park Ridge, which used to be a leader against O’Hare Airport expansion, but then dropped out, is looking to start a campaign against further expansion, according to a story in the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, Park... Read more »

Chicago to O'Hare airlines: Screw you (updated)

O’Hare Airport. Lot’s of room for expansion, right? UPDATE: Read the Daley administration’s lame excuses for shoving it to the airlines after they thought they had been making progress. One item that the city reneged on was the controversial western terminals, which United and American don’t want. Daley first said okay, then demanded suddenly that... Read more »
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United Airlines to city: Still "no" to more runways

As predicted years ago by O’Hare expansion opponents, the funding for Phase 2 of O’Hare Airport expansion remains, at best, in doubt. Crain’s reports that United Airlines, although it “likes runways,” still isn’t agreeing to funding the completion of the O’Hare Modernization Program, even as the city continues to tout it. Without the funding, all those... Read more »

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... Read more »

The O'Hare Airport/Bensenville Swindle

Worth 30 pieces of silver? “O’Hare Expansion Fight Grounded for Good,” announced an NBC Channel 5 headline on the Chicago television station’s website. “City will pay Bensenville $16 million” Well, not quite yet “for good;” there’s still a major church-state fight working its way up to the Supreme Court over whether Chicago can ride roughshod... Read more »
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