- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A commission aiming to reduce noise from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport amid increasing complaints is set to vote next month on a new chairwoman.

The Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/1AkYWuQ ) reports the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission will vote next month on whether its next chairwoman should be Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek (jur-AY’-sek).

Some, including the Fair Allocation in Runways coalition, say the new head of the commission should come from an area that will get more jet noise due to O’Hare’s runway overhaul. Juracek says Mount Prospect is already hearing less noise, but she says she would work to build a consensus among commission members.

The commission, founded in the mid-1990s, is made up of certain municipalities and school districts near the airport. It ultimately has little authority, Juracek says, but it can work as an advocate.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://www.suntimes.com/index


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