O'Hare noise complaint information

If you would like to file an O’Hare Airport aircraft complaint with my office you can either call (630) 903-6662 or click here.

Click here to file a complaint on the City of Chicago’s website or call the O’Hare noise hotline at 800-435-9569.

Please fill out a form every time you have a compliant to make sure we have an accurate count.

For more information contact my office or visit the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission’s website.

TCwebsitepicture4.17.15SPRINGFIELD- Residents of Cook and DuPage counties may be one step closer to alleviating noise pollution caused by O’Hare International Airport.

A report released shows the Chicago Department of Aviation reported 39,500 noise complaints in the O’Hare area in January of this year. The noise complaints are part of an ongoing problem that continues to escalate in communities surrounding the O’Hare Airport.

This week, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) moved one step closer to fixing this problem with his support of Senate Bill 636 and Senate Bill 637.

Under the new proposals, O’Hare would keep the existing runways intact, which would allow air traffic to be more evenly distributed. Currently some runways are only running at roughly 3 percent capacity. The effect of not using runways evenly has forced 97 percent of the air traffic and noise to communities directly east and west of the airport. This has resulted in the increased number of noise complaints.

“Residents of DuPage and Cook counties have legitimate complaints. There continues to be a definite negative impact on the quality of life for the residents of these communities,” said Cullerton. “These initiatives will move us one step closer to finding a long-term solution to alleviate these communities from unnecessary disturbances.”

Cullerton is also circulating a petition to urge the Federal Government to issue a study to examine the environmental and human health impacts caused by O’Hare International Airport. The petition is available online at www.SenatorTomCullerton.com.

He has been working on this issue with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and intends to present copies of the petition to U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.

SB636 and SB637 passed the Senate with bipartisan support and now moves to the House for consideration.  

 

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VILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is circulating a petition to urge the Federal Government to issue a study to examine the environmental and human health impacts caused by O’Hare International Airport.

“There is undeniably a negative impact on the quality of life for the residents of my district and as well as surrounding communities. Federal agencies need to conduct a study to emphasis the connection between the air traffic noise and the environmental and human impact,” said Cullerton. “This is an ongoing problem that needs to be resolved. The fact residents have had to suffer through these disturbances for so long is unacceptable.”

Cullerton has introduced Senate Resolution 139 urging the Federal Aviation Administration and the United State Environmental Protection Agency to commission a study. Planes taking off from O’Hare during early mornings and late evenings cause disturbances to residents in DuPage and Cook counties.  

“As state officials, my colleagues and I have attempted to resolve this issue. However, we are at the point where we need federal assistance to find a solution to restore the quality of life for our communities,” said Cullerton.

There are multiple resources to report noise complaints on Cullerton’s website www.SenatorTomCullerton.com.

Cullerton has been working on this issue with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and intends to present copies of the petition to U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.

On April 1, Senator Cullerton will be at Dino’s Café from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the O’Hare noise petition. The stop is part of this Capitol on Your Corner tour. Please click here for a complete list of events.

If you are unable to make it to one of the events, the petition is available online.

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TC-5-23-13Western access to O’Hare International Airport has long been viewed as key to reducing chronic suburban traffic congestion and renewing economic growth throughout the entire western suburbs.

The project took a major step forward Thursday when the Illinois Senate approved a resolution 50-0 sponsored by state Senator Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, that officially gives the Illinois Tollway Authority the authority needed to begin.

This projects dates back to the early 1990s and has support from local municipalities and the DuPage County Board. Currently there isn’t an easy, direct route for people traveling to O’Hare from northwestern suburbs. This project will initiate the construction of a new tollway on the western edge of O’Hare Airport, connecting I-90 in the north to I-294 in the south. This project will also connect the Elgin-O’Hare expressway to O’Hare Airport by widening Thorndale Avenue and turning it into a tollway.

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District Office
338 S. Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
P: (630) 903-6662
F: (630) 903-6643

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122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-9463