Lawmakers want new study on O’Hare noise

As noise complaints have continued to fly in after O'Hare International Airport opened a new runway in 2013, two state lawmakers want to look into it.

Republican state Reps. Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst and Michael McAuliffe of Chicago will file legislation to study the environmental and health impacts brought on by the new runway.

Reboletti said he has received complaints from all over his district about problems other than noise.

"(People have complained about) not only new noise pollution but also environmental pollution. Fuel from airplanes, and dust and silt, and people are extremely concerned about their health and well-being," he said.  Zachary White at the Daily Herald has the rest of the story.