Noise from new O'Hare runway angers P...

Noise from new O'Hare runway angers Park Ridge residents

There are 195 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 6, 2008, titled Noise from new O'Hare runway angers Park Ridge residents. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Four years after abandoning its stand against expansion of O'Hare International Airport , Park Ridge appears headed back in that direction after a raucous meeting Friday with aviation officials about noise from ...

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I Hate Florida

Glenview, IL

#1 Dec 6, 2008
Good. More housing for me. I love planes!
eddie shore

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2008
Anybody want to buy some ear plugs
Stop whining

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 6, 2008
Stop whining. O'Hare will always be bigger than any puny suburb. Chicago will just annex you if you don't like it. Don't be against progress and modernization. Move to China if you don't like democracy!
Whine Whine Whine

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 6, 2008
Deal with the noise or move. Is Park Ridge privileged or something?
Here we go again.. It must be time to get lawyers and lawsuits going. But then it might be foolish to try and sell your once overinflated/overpriced home in this market.

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 6, 2008
This can solved with negative noise technology, as can be found in my giant flying robot!
Brian The Veteran

Park Ridge, IL

#7 Dec 6, 2008
SHUT UP AND DEAL WITH IT! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD TO LIVE IN HOUSES! Further more, you should only be able to complain, if you NEVER EVER HAVE OR WILL fly out of O'Hare.

Evanston, IL

#8 Dec 6, 2008
All the critics told you O'hare was already too large, not to mention a hazard because of too many planes flying in too small of a space. You didn't listen to them. You listened to King Daley and the airlines. Your property value just decreased even more. Bend over.
Dr Nimby

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 6, 2008
Sounds like a bad case of know Not In My Back Yard...syndrome has hit Park Ridge. Get over it or move since it is obvious the airport is not going to change the flight paths to simply fix your problem by passing it on to some other area. This complaining is similar to the NIMBY sufferers in burbs where the potential increase in rail traffic has many homeowners crying foul.

Buy a house near RR tracks and there just may be trains just as when you buy a house close to airport there just may be tough is that to fgure out?

Libertyville, IL

#10 Dec 6, 2008
These people deserve some sympathy, but did CHOOSE to live near a major airport with expansion a real possibility.

Most areas have drawbacks. For example, I live near downtown and must deal with crowds, panhandlers, and very expensive parking. But at least most people near downtown and in Park Ridge can move - unlike many decent poor people trapped in bad areas.
normal person

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 6, 2008
did these PR residents just realize Park Ridge is right near O'Hare?
Mike Hunt

Chicago, IL

#12 Dec 6, 2008
When they bought the home, was the airport there, or did it show up one night. I really hate dim witted rich people... Whaaaaaaaaaa
John J Coughlin

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 6, 2008
"Residents, who often shouted "liar" at officials' comments, were not soothed."

No doubt about it, government, at every level, is out of control...

Libertyville, IL

#14 Dec 6, 2008
Each airport choice has advantages and drawbacks. Let's consider.

Expanded O'Hare: Increase capacity at a winner, and help Chicago offset job loss to surburbs. BUT: nearby NW Side and suburbs get more noice.

New Peotone Airport: More jobs for south suburbia. BUT: evict farmers, expand sprawl, and stick Peotone with noise, traffic & pollution, in a facility the airlines don't want.

Expanded Gary Airport: Help a poor city with jobs. BUT: lose revenue to Indiana, and risk airlines and travelers not using due to fears about Gary.

Use High-Speed Bullet Trains: Match the success of Europe and Japan, where people prefer taking bullet train to flying to nearby cities. BUT: cost of building tracks above (or below) street level is expensive.

Which choice do you think is best?

“The quo has no status”

Since: Oct 08

Glen Ellyn, IL

#15 Dec 6, 2008
JohnnySokko wrote:
This can solved with negative noise technology, as can be found in my giant flying robot!
Yeah, maybe we can give each airline the few billion apiece it'll take to convert every plane in their fleets.
Mark G

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 6, 2008
Directing planes over Park Ridge homes, resident Chris Harris said, "is baffling to us [and] unbearable to us."

-Why is it baffling? You live next to the god dam airport

Palatine, IL

#17 Dec 6, 2008
Quit whining! I used to live at Harlem & Belmont in the city. That was in the path of one of the approaches. Tough for me. O'Hare is more important than Park Ridge, and if you chose to live there, you know you are going to hear planes. This is like buying a house next to the river and complaining about floods, also stupid.

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 6, 2008
The only reason Park Ridge is slightly relevant is because of the world class city of Chicago. Without growth in Chicago, Park Ridge wouldn't exist.

Expand O'hare and ignore the ignorant.

United States

#20 Dec 6, 2008
I've lived in 6 different 'burbs in my life, and in each one sounds of air traffic, railroad traffic, And auto traffic existed.
You have to learn to deal with it - I sleep with ear plugs so the incoming early morning red eyes don't wake me.
It's remarkable to me and a bit odd, that folks who have lived here all their lives don't realize the entire city of Chicago was founded and remains the central transportation hub of the U.S.A.
And we should be Glad for it, as it provides jobs galore that won't go away! Stuff will Always have to be transported!
So..famous last words in the Windy City..... Quitcher whinin'!
fed up

Willowbrook, IL

#21 Dec 6, 2008
Boo - hoo Park Ridge. You people make me sick. Oh, maybe with the noise you won't mind that PADS shelter now?

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 6, 2008
Maybe if you privileged nitwits didn't jet off to Vegas so often, there wouldn't be so much jet noise.

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