January General Meeting
At the ONCC General Meeting on January 12, Chairman Arlene Juracek introduced the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rebecca MacPherson. Mayor Juracek welcomed Ms. MacPherson and stated that the Commission looked forward to working with her on the important noise issues that the Commission and its members are facing.
Other meeting highlights included:

  • The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) presented the October and November ANMS reports.

  • CDA provided an update on the status of the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan reporting that the report was nearly complete and would soon be submitted to the FAA.

  • CDA also provided an update on the residential sound insulation program, and issue that had risen regarding reports of windows installed by the program emitting an odor. Staff reported that testing was being conducted and a full report was expected soon.

  • Tower Meeting - On Dec. 20 representatives of ONCC met with representatives of the FAA, O’Hare Tower management and United Airlines at the Great Lakes Regional FAA office. They addressed concerns about departure turns and flight paths. ONCC plans to hold a round table discussion on the subject at the May ONCC meeting.
Technical Committee Update
The ONCC Technical Committee met on December 12, 2017.

CDA reported on the progress of new permanent monitors currently in the process of being installed - Norridge (pictured), Bensenville and Itasca. 

CDA also presented the 2017 3rd Quarter Fly Quiet Report, highlighting several recent changes and enhancements to the report.
Ad-Hoc By Laws Committee to Meet Jan. 23
The ONCC By-Laws Committee has scheduled their first meeting for Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. at the Aviation Building. Karyn Robles of Schaumburg will chair the group, which has been tasked with revising the bylaws to change the Fly Quiet Committee from an ad hoc to a standing committee, and will establish membership guidelines for the committee in order to ensure balanced geographic representation.
Upcoming Meetings
Ad Hoc By-Laws Committee
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:00am
Chicago Department of Aviation Building

Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018 10:30am
Chicago Department of Aviation Building

O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Meeting
Friday, February 9, 2018 8:00am
Cafe La Cave - 2777 S. Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL

Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:00am
Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL