- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Illinois congressmen pressing for action on jet noise coming from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have joined other lawmakers to raise awareness and seek solutions on a national level.

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley and Tammy Duckworth joined the Quiet Skies Caucus, which includes about a dozen members of Congress whose constituents are adversely affected by aircraft noise.

In announcing the group Thursday, Quigley said residents of his district “are facing unprecedented noise pollution that is eroding their quality of life and impacting their health.”

Complaints have soared since flight paths changed at O’Hare last year.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has funded sound insulation at schools and homes, but Illinois lawmakers are calling for a greater response.

Quigley says the congressional caucus will share information, ideas and solutions.

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