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Noisy O'Hare airport could decide Chicago's mayoral race

Residents complain of noise with new runway and different flight patterns at airport

The Chicago Department of Aviation reported 39,500 noise complaints in the area around O'Hare in January, up from 1,357 in January 2013.


IN 15 minutes on a recent weekday evening, 18 noisy airplanes buzzed over Marie MacDonald's back porch. They flew past one after another: regional jets and jumbos, airliners and cargo planes, all rumbling above this city's Northwest Side on their final approach to O'Hare