Posts tagged "Elk Grove Village"

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 »

Those red light cameras DO work, in Elk Grove Village

We’ve been hearing a lot about how the photo-protected intersections are just a ruse to raise money for municipalities. We’ve heard a lot about how various studies have shown that they not only don’t increase safety, but worse, they make the intersections more dangerous. Studies, schmudies. Here’s a real life example of how the cameras... Read more »

FAA zaps soundproofing for O'Hare area high school

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... Read more »
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