FAA to host public hearings on new O'Hare runway

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is holding four public hearings next month over a controversial new runway at O'Hare Airport.

A fifth runway that runs east and west is scheduled to open in October. Homeowners who live in the flight path say it will only add to the noise that has sparked a record number of complaints this year.

O'Hare officials say it's necessary as air traffic to the nation's second busiest airport expands.

The meetings are scheduled for Aug. 10-13 from 1-9 p.m. each day:

  • Aug. 10 at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles

  • Aug. 11 at Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago

  • Aug. 12 at Monty's Elegant Banquets, 703 S. York Road in Bensenville

  • Aug. 13 at Belvedere Events and Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave. in Elk Grove Village


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