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Neighbor Beefs: O'Hare Runway Expansion

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When the O'Hare Modernization Program is all said and done, the airport will have six east-west runways and two diagonal runways. The seventh is about to open, defying the desperate wishes of a great many agitated neighbors to the east and west of O'Hare. The Trib reports that U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, despite homeowner complaints of mush higher noise, won't attempt to halt the expansion as the reconfiguration means "more flights, more growth, more economic drive for the region." Other methods of noise remediation are being explored. [Trib, previously]